5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2012 1:45 PM by Old Toad
Jxxxx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

hoping to start a website and wondering if iweb or ano is good, also looking for hosting

MacBook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • 1. Re: how do i start a website?
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Hi ...


    Post your question in the iWeb community here.


    You are more likely to receive more feedback there than in the MacBook Pro community.

  • 2. Re: how do i start a website?
    Zyriab Level 4 Level 4 (3,295 points)

    Don't use iWeb, it's geared up for mobileme web-hosting and will probably cause you problems if you use something that's not supported by a different web-host.  (Mobileme hosting ceases sometime this summer!)  I've never heard of "ano", nor can I find anything about it using google!  Here's a list of good web-authoring tools for the Mac which are free:




    As for hosting, google hosting in your country and choose one which offers the range of services you need at the price you want to pay.

  • 3. Re: how do i start a website?
    Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)

    I still use iWeb & I use ix webhosting for web hosting. Their plans start as low as $3.95 USD a month & they have excellant customer service.

  • 4. Re: how do i start a website?
    Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (10,855 points)

    Jxxxx wrote:


    ...also looking for hosting

    The free, browser-based Weebly also offers free hosting — see this post.



  • 5. Re: how do i start a website?
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,645 points)

    iWeb will work with all of the web hosting services out there.  Even though it's been discontinued by Apple it will still work and is easy to learn to use.  There are 3rd party web design apps out there that you can use. You just need to download demos and try them out. Regarding iWeb read the following:


    On June 30, 2012 MobileMe will be shutdown. HOWEVER, 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

    ◼ MobileMe Gallery


    Currently if the site is published directly from iWeb to the 3rd party server the RSS feed and slideshow subscription features will work. However, if the site is first published to a folder on the hard drive and then uploaded to the sever with a 3rd party FTP client those two features will be broken.


    All of these features 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.


    Click to view full size


    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: iW14 - Modify iWeb So Popup Slideshows Will Work After MobileMe is Discontinued.


    NOTE: the iLife 11 boxed version Is no longer available at the online Apple Store.  To get a copy you'll have to try Amazon.com or eBay.com.


    This may be of interest to you: Life After MobileMe.