Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to pitofromarlington)
iWeb has been gone since Lion was released. You can continue to use iWeb, but it is no longer supported.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 2:46 PM (in response to pitofromarlington)
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.
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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: iW14 - Modify iWeb So Popup Slideshows Will Work After MobileMe is Discontinued.
This also may be of interest to you: Life After MobileMe.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to pitofromarlington)
I am new here but have spent 20 years designing for the web. I starting using iWeb to do retirement jobs for friends. I publish to a folder and push to Hostgator in the US. It is right that the above bullet list is no longer available but it's nice to see RSS is. I did come across a huge quirk however. On publication to a folder, URL info, [including the root level .plist] is often misspelt as follows: 'htto". When a blog didn't work, I investigated to find a ton of URL refs in the 'Blog' folders .js and xml files had been misspelt too. After a Text Wrangler session the problem was solved on that particular site but iWeb 3.0.4  still continues to throw out bunches of 'htto' refs at random. Any ideas apart from the obvious fact that 'o' is next to 'p' on the keyboard? To much java running the programmer's bloodstream? Clearly, if your root level .plist has a 'htto' URL, you'll have some editing to do.
PS Pop up slideshows work great on a regular hosting platform for me. http://seantyla.com
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 11:07 AM (in response to seanboy1946)
I would try deleting the iWeb preference file and see if that will stop the hppo issue. Damaged pref files cause a variety of really weird problems you wouldn't think would be related to a pref file.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to pitofromarlington)
Yup, did that but it keeps returning albeit at random. Tell you what, I make my own nav bars but I found the trick was to never save the file - just publish it and close the app. That way, you don't have to keep remaking them each time you edit or update. If you do save, you lose your customised features. Thank you for your time, Old Toad.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 1:36 PM (in response to seanboy1946)
When you publish changes to the site the changes are automatically saved to the domain file. If you make any changes without publishing iWeb will ask if you want to save the changes before quiting.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to pitofromarlington)
Interestingly, if you do 'save' the files as opposed to publishing and just closing the app, the default menus return. I understand what you are saying perfectly but this seems to be a glitch. Either way, I now make changes, publish and quit - I never 'save' as such and it works for me.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 2:26 PM (in response to seanboy1946)
There's something amiss with your domain file or application. That's really wierd.
Try something when you get the time. Copy the domain file to antoher user account on your Mac, put it in the Home/Library/Application Support/iWeb folder (create the iWeb folder it there isn't one and try to launch iWeb and use the domain file. See if the same strange issue persists.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 2:42 PM (in response to pitofromarlington)
Strange. I did that yesterday. Well, I copied it to my MBP and all I got was previous sites I had created and not the new one. That is most probably because I have not 'saved' any work on that particular project - simply published and quit. It would seem then, that work published is going to the site folder and not the domain file. When I quit it doesn't auto save either. Clearly you need to 'Save' to get the work to the domain file but it wipes out any tweaks. I'm off to Drupal Gardens anyway. Looks cool. iWeb was fun, no doubt about it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to pitofromarlington)
Of course I will. I will be having my half year clear out in a couple of days where I back the whole thing up, zero the HD and re-install. It's an old habit. I want to install CS6 and it's better clean. I am also going to download the 10.7.2 and 10.7.3 updates to my flash drive as I have heard they may not install correctly online. I have a theory it may have something to do with that though I am aware iWeb was not supported or updated after Lion. I will install iLife '11 before those updates and check the behaviour before and after. Laborious but intriguing and I hate mysteries. I operate on logic. I'll post my findings. Nice talking to you.