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Alternative to discontinued iWeb?

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rshammaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 11, 2011 4:56 PM

Has anyone found a satisfactory web design software to substitute for iWeb which is discontinued?

iMac 21.5", Mac OS X (10.7.2), Pages for iPhone/iPad
  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Dec 11, 2011 8:23 PM (in response to rshammaa)

    Here's some alternatives with links...

     

    http://www.ezmacwebdesign.com/ez-mac-web-design.html

  • Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (9,680 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 1:33 AM (in response to rshammaa)

    It is not quite true that iWeb has been discontued.  It is an application on your Mac and will still work with both Lion and Snow Leopard and you can still use it. 

     

    You don't need an alternative - continue to use iWeb.

  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (10,770 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 2:49 AM (in response to rshammaa)

    rshammaa wrote:

     

    Has anyone found a satisfactory web design software to substitute for iWeb which is discontinued?

    Bearing in mind that what may be "satisfactory" for one person may not be for another, see the suggestion in this post:

     

    What happens to iWeb when there's no MobileMe?

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/2-15022477-1766/128-62/SigT.gif

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 8:47 AM (in response to rshammaa)

    Freeway has been around for a while and, in my opinion, is long overdue for a complete rebuild since it has a really poor interface and exhibits sluggish performance.

     

    Flux 3 is a more modern and versatile alternative if you wish to have the ability to drag and drop while also being able to modify code...

     

    http://www.theescapers.com/flux/

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 10:04 AM (in response to rshammaa)

    Well, you have to remember that Freeway has been around for a long time and maybe some people like its Microsoft like interface and sluggish performance.

     

    When I was looking for a replacement for iWeb, I was focused on finding software that was capable of building responsive websites that would easily adapt to the proliferation of devices - especially mobile ones since this is rapidly becoming the most popular way to surf the 'net. I didn't choose either Freeway or Flux but I did try them.

     

    Flux appears to be the only software where you can break free from fixed width templates and use drag and drop. It can be simple or complex depending on how you approach it and use it.

     

    At the end of the day, its all down to user preferrence and my rating of these products reflects my personal opinion - for what its worth!

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 10:39 AM (in response to rshammaa)

    That review is fairly old and there is one about Flux dated this year...

     

    http://www.macworld.com/article/158833/2011/04/macflux3.html

     

    I don't take MacWorld reviews too seriously after what they said about iWeb V 3 when it first came out. My comment to them was along the lines of, "Did the reviewer actually try the software?" since they forgot to mention all the initial problems with the FTP and one or two other problems exhibited by the initial release.

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 11:14 AM (in response to rshammaa)

    Old Toad is using Flux and he would be the best person to ask about its performance and degree of difficulty.

     

    I didn't refer to the manual when I tested it but did have a quick look at the tutorial videos.

     

    You may also be interested in this...

     

    http://designshack.net/articles/html/how-to-build-a-website-with-flux-3-a-coders -wysiwyg

     

    I am using Rage Software's WebDesign but this is WYSIWYG code entry style with no drag and drop.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    Dec 12, 2011 12:41 PM (in response to rshammaa)

    I switched to Flux and find it to be the better alternative of those I looked at. It came closest to iWeb in drag and drop.  It doesn't have a flimsy manual. Just a minimal pdf file.  The online video tutorials are good expecially if you're one to learn by seeing it done rather than read a manual.  I was able to download them so I could easily play them to refresh myself on specific aspects without having to go to their website. The help file is minimally OK. It's geared to those who know a little HTML, not necessarily enough to create a web site with just an HTML editor. 

     

    I took most of the 30 day demo time before I felt comfortable enough with it to purchase.  Although it has many templates to start with you can also start with a blank canvas and go from there.  It can read existing htmo file including iWeb site files. 

     

    I tried Rage's WebDesign, Sandvox and some others and none let me get up and running as fast as Flux did.

     

    Happy Holidays

  • Nimblesailor Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2012 4:13 PM (in response to rshammaa)

    I bought a new imac with lion OS. It has iWeb already installed. Are you sure it's been discontinued?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    Feb 21, 2012 5:05 PM (in response to Nimblesailor)

    Oh yes, positive. iWeb is history.   Where and when did you get the iMac? If you got the iMac right after Lion was released it could be an iMac that had Snow Leopard installed and Lion was installed over it keeping the iWeb and iDVD applications because they were there originally. 

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