If you are one of those kind and considerate people who regularly publishes a newsletter to subscribers to your iWeb site (or perhaps you are thinking about starting one) and you are getting fed up of it taking ages in ‘Mail.app’, then fret no more.
You can use your favorite web design application to build a HTML newsletter that looks just like iWeb site and still publish it from Mail after all. Here’s how.
Of course you will have to start by gathering together all of the necessary images and text for your newsletter and then open iWeb. If you already have a site within iWeb it is best if you start afresh and create a new one, with a blank page.
Of course you can copy a page from your other site into the new site if you want to look the same as your iWeb site; it’s up to you. Below is something I ‘knocked up’ for this tutorial.
The next step is to publish this one page to a folder on your Mac. Once that is done, close iWeb and, using ‘Finder’ navigate to where you saved that page.
Open it up in your favorite browser and select Cmd+A. You should have a transparent light blue box appear over the whole of the site. Select Cmd+C.
Next up, open Mail and create a new mail message. Press Cmd+V and your web-site/newsletter will appear in the e-mail.
It’s at this point (if you are like me) you proof read everything and spot a spelling mistake (second line down, doh!). Not to worry, clicking within a text-box will bring up a dark border (as below) and you can edit to your heart’s content. You can even delete elements if you are not entirely happy with them simply by clicking on that black and white cross in the top-left corner.
Do you send an e-mail newsletter to subscribers of your iWeb site? What app do you use? Perhaps your going to start soon, what will you include? leave us a comment.