Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 9:49 AM (in response to Turkajans)
I don't think you'll have to start over. In Lion the Finder folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.
For opening your domain file in Lion for the first time or to switch between multiple domain files Cyclosaurus has provided us with the following script that you can make into an Applescript application with Script Editor. Open Script Editor, copy and paste the script below into Script Editor's window and save as an application.
Just launch the applicaiton, find and select the domain file you want to open and it will open with iWeb. It modifies the iWeb preference file each time it's launched so one can switch between domain files.
do shell script "/usr/bin/defaults write com.apple.iWeb iWebDefaultsDocumentPath -boolean no"
tell application "iWeb" to activate
You can download an already compiiled version with this link: iWeb Switch Domain.
It is now apparent that iWeb, and iDVD, will no longer be supported by Apple. This is evidenced by the fact that new Macs are shipping with iLife 11 installed but without iWeb and iDVD and that they are not offered on Apple's App Store. iWeb will still continue to work but without the following:
Features No Longer Available Once MobileMe is Discontinued:
◼ Password protection
◼ Blog and photo comments
◼ Blog search
◼ Hit counter
◼ RSS Feed Widget
All of these issues can be replaced with 3rd party options.
There's another problem and that's with iWeb's popup slideshows. Once the MMe servers are no longer online the popup slideshow buttons will not display their images.
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However, Roddy McKay and I have figured out a way to modify existing sites with those slideshows and iWeb itself so that those images will display as expected once MobileMe servers are gone. How to is described in this tutorial: #26 - How to Modify iWeb So Popup Slideshows Will Work After MobileMe is Discontinued.
Apple has announced that iLife is now an unsupported product and those iApps will only be available thru the App Store from now on. However, there may be some copies of the boxed iLife 11 still on the shelves that would include iWeb and iDVD. Those two apps were listed in small, gray text on the iLife 11 box that I bought. Personally, if I already didn't have a copy I would purchase one to have it for reinstallation purposes if ever needed.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 10:08 AM (in response to Old Toad)
In Lion the Finder folder is now invisible.
Are you sure?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 10:10 AM (in response to Wyodor)
Thanks for the catch. Should read the Library folder in the Finder is invisible.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 10:18 AM (in response to Old Toad)
I noticed it a long time : finder invisible
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2011 10:24 AM (in response to Wyodor)
I know. The error was in a Quickeys shortcut that I use so had to change it there.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2011 6:52 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks Toad - unfourtunately the solution you've sugested did not work for me. I don't have my current Domain.sites2 on my desktop. I need to dowload that from my (powweb) server to my desktop, then, your suggestion migth work for me... is there a way to download the - Domain.sites2 - from the server?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2011 8:09 AM (in response to Turkajans)
The domain file will not be on the server unless you manually uploaded it there as a backup. The domain file contains the files and elements that iWeb uses to create your website and publsih it. It's default locatin is in your Users/Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb folder.
If the script doesn't let you open the domain file that's in that folder on your hard drive I'm not sure what else you can try. I've not upgraded to Lion so can't experiment.