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What happens to iWeb when there's no Mobile Me?

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  • roby22 Calculating status...
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    Thanks for the tip about my font.  That's kind of you.  It makes me sad because I really LOVE that font.  Oh well.  I'll take a look at Flux 4.

  • Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (9,690 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 12:21 AM (in response to roby22)

    Apparently, iWeb will still work with Mountain Lion.

     

    I have not even upgraded to Lion yet, preferring to use Snow Leopard instead.

  • hughmass Level 3 Level 3 (565 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to roby22)

    No, I never made tutorials showing how to switch from iweb to Sandvox. It was remarkably easy, as I just copy and pasted old site to new.

     

    Time is moving along, as is software. I still like Sandvox, and have the www.humanrightscity.com site up, but have noticed that Weebly, especially the pro version with DivTag templates, makes really nice sites, with columns if you wish.

     

    Like a moth dancing around a flame, this low income person is waiting for the final word from Adobe on Muse. It is really expensive but can do a lot.

     

    And Apple just filed for patents that seem to indicate they haven't given up on software that creates beautiful pages. But anyone who has been holding his/her breath waiting for Apple to give us a clue as to their direction, other than for Mobileme, has turned blue a long time ago.

     

    Take a look at Weebly if you want columns, and take a peek at DivTag templates. They cost but have a lot.

    Hugh

  • roby22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 6:53 AM (in response to hughmass)

    Thanks for your reply Hugh.  The compnay that hosts my website (Bluehost) offers both Weebly and Wordpress.  I have never heard of Muse.   I know someone who is willing to teach me Wordpress for $20 and hour, which I am prehaps gonna do.  To be frank, however, Wordpress scares me.  It seems to be buggy and very difficult to learn.

  • roby22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 7:11 AM (in response to Ethmoid)

    I understanding where you're coming from by not upgrading, but I could never not upgrade, so I'm gonna have to find something.

  • TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to roby22)

    What I was trying to say is iWeb douse not relay on MobilMe so asomeing you are using iWeb to make one's website all ready and one is NOT hosted at MobileMe then there is no need to switch from iWeb and lose some of the things the persion I was responding to liked.  Of couse the new OS may not support iWeb and there for it will not fuction on the new OS but it will not stop working on the older OS < (Snow Leopard) just becouse MobilMe Stops.

     

    Meney of us who have a problem with the Stoping of MobilMe and moving to iCloud have it becouse we can not upgrade to Lion (For me it's becouse my MacBook Pro 1.8Ghz 15" will not run Lion) and there for the idear that any newer OS will not run iWeb is a mute point. 

  • TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 12:00 PM (in response to roby22)

    roby22 wrote:

     

    I understanding where you're coming from by not upgrading, but I could never not upgrade, so I'm gonna have to find something.

    Ethmoid was saying iWeb will work even if you do Upgrade I think what Apple are saying is iWeb will not be supported or supplyed witch is not the same as not working.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,255 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to roby22)

    As you now know iWeb and iDVD have been discontinued by Apple. This is evidenced by the fact that new Macs are shipping with iLife 11 installed but without iWeb and iDVD.

     

    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.

     


  • TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 2:14 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    Good show guy's.   Your work shows that with the right knowledeg most things can be worked out and if Apple don't want to do it thay should help others do it. 

  • Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (9,690 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to roby22)

    Wordpress is not buggy and it is not difficult to learn either.  You can choose to use the free WordPress.com or if you have a server, you can install wordpress.org.

  • Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (9,690 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to TopSteve)

    Yes, that is exactly what I am saying - iWeb will work with Mountain Lion, but Apple are no longer supporting it as a product and are no longer selling it.

     

    It is my personal preference to continue to use Snow Leopard rather than upgrading to Lion.

  • danielfromatl Calculating status...

    I'm here to find an answer to the question "What happens to iWeb when there's no MobileMe?" for a friend that uses iWeb to maintain a website for the homeless shelter she manages. It's hard to do with all the poor me/Apple is mean comments. If you don't have an answer to that question, perhaps you could start another discussion.

  • Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (9,690 points)
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    Apr 15, 2012 12:39 AM (in response to danielfromatl)

    The answer to your question is that NOTHING will happen to iWeb when there is no MobileMe - iWeb will still be there as a functioning application on your desktop and you and your friend will still be able to use it to keep your homeless shelter website updated.

     

    Apple does not sell iWeb any longer and no longer supports it, but if you have it as an application, you can still use it - iWeb will work under Snow Leopard and it still works if you upgrade to Lion and apparently it will still work with the next OS Mountain Lion, so as long as you have it use it - iWeb and MobileMe have never depended on each other and whether or not you published to MobileMe that has never affected iWeb as you always have the alternative to publish to another server anyway using iWeb, so the two were never linked.

     

    As for MobileMe, it will be discontinued at the end of June this year, so if you don't have alternative hosting you need to look at getting it now along with registering a domain name if you don't already have one.  All you then do is tranfer the site to your new server where your domain name is.

     

    That is the answer to your question, that nothing will happen to iWeb once MobileMe has gone - you can continue to use it to update and maintain your websites.

     

    Also, did you even look at the first page of this post?  If not go back and look at it as you'll find that your question has been answered there and is exaclty the same as my own reply - and you could always search this forum first before posting - your question is asked and answered on an almost daily basis in these forums.

  • TopSteve Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Apr 15, 2012 3:41 AM (in response to Ethmoid)

    Danielformatl  Ethmoid others and me have given the answer. Simply;

     

    iWeb as a program will still work.

     

    Any site on MobileMe will disappear.

     

    Any site on iWeb on MobileMe can be moved to diffint host using the FTP settings on iWeb.

     

    Any fuction of a site that relayes on MobileMe must be changed/replased to work on another host, as per Old Toad's and others instctions.

  • Gavstar Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2012 1:38 AM (in response to Joeswell)

    I've just noticed on all the website that I have created, the widgets iWeb are packaged with no longer work. The Google Maps widget that I've installed in my sites to show locations just display "MobileMe is Closed" What is going on with iWeb? It is such a great program, update it Apple.

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