iWeb works OK in Lion. See the notes on this page under "iWeb and Lion OS X 10.7"...
In Lion the Library 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.
To open your domain file in Lion 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.
do shell script "/usr/bin/defaults write com.apple.iWeb iWebDefaultsDocumentPath -boolean no"
tell application "iWeb" to activate
You can download an already compiled version with this link: iWeb Switch Domain.
Just launch the application, 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.
WARNING: iWeb Switch Domain will overwrite an existing Domain.sites2 file if you select to create a new domain in the same folder. So rename your domain files once they've been created to something other than the default name.
I ran across this post totally at random and saw that you were from Temecula. I'm in SF, just returning from Singapore.
I wanted to get your thoughts on iWeb. I'm so ****** at Apple for pulling all of their support for publishing and content ( iWeb, MobileMe, Gallery, Aperture, etc ) I'm considering jumping to WordPress. All the effort I've put into www.thewonderkitchen.com angers me even still. It seems pretty obvious to me that Apple has no interest in this arena, nor will they support it.
What say you.
If you have just purchased a new MacBook Pro, then does it actually have iWeb on it? If not, then before you can do anything with iWeb you'll need to install iWeb on it - perhaps try with old installation discs or you'll need to purchase a copy of iLife 11 from Amazon to get iWeb 09 that you can install and it will then work okay with Lion.
You need to install iWeb on your Mac first though.
iWeb will still work even after MobileMe has gone - it will work with Snow Leopard, Lion and the new Mountain Lion available from July.
If you have it you can continue to use it and there are workaround for things that you might need to do, but there is nothing to stop you going with WordPress - you can install it on your server and then you can have both a website and a blog under one roof so to speak.
As Ethmoid pointed out iWeb will still be a viable web design app for some time to come. However, if your blog contains user added comments those will be lost when MMe is discontinued.
If you do have visitor comments in your blog and want to preserve them a user has developed script to convert an iWeb blog w/comments to a WordPress blog. You can get the info about that here:
The first like is probably the better link.
As for iWeb the following discusses some minor tweaks required to it for use after MMe is gone:
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
All of these features can be replaced with 3rd party options.
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.
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 may be of help to you: Life After MobileMe.
For designing webpages with iWeb particularly for iPhones see Roddy's posts in this topic: can i add mobile web code to my iweb...: Apple Support Communities and his site: Build a Mobile version of your website for iPhone with iWeb. He has code that will detect the screensize of the device viewing the site and automatically redirect phones to the mobile site.