Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 1:38 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
There are no changes in TextEdit.
Simply do Command-Shift-T to toggle between Rich Text Format and Plain Text.
It's in the menu.
You can also set the default in the preferences.
And when you open a html file , check Ignore Rich Text Commands in the Open dialog box to see the code.
In the old days TextEdit was named SimpleText.
But with the influx of new customers, Apple thought it wiser to change the name.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 1:44 AM (in response to Wyodor)
I did tell the OP to use plain text. What threw me slightly was that in his video the window into which he had pasted the code didn't have margins and looked like a plain text file does when you open it; but he was getting the Format options in the Save pane (which I do see in Rich Text on Snow Leopard) so I suppose he must have been in Rich Text: of course he then compounded it by saving it as a web page.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 9:16 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Is there a way to make my home URL www.electricaltradesmen.co.uk
And not electricaltradesmen.co.uk/
I'm guessing its something to do with that index.html file you sent me :)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to Electricaltradesmen)
Your site will come up with either the www or not.
Now that you have spent all this time "modifying" the URLs, I hope you realise that you are going to have a hard time getting your site indexed properly by Google.
This is a good example of how an entry should NOT look!
Try creating a sitemap.xml for your site before you continue down this rocky road.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 9:51 AM (in response to Roddy)
The example Roddy gives is not going to be a problem with your site because there is no complicated scripting involved, only a simple framed page. However you should be aware that, though Google will index your site perfectly well, it will index the actual pages and people using the links will get the full URL including the page filename, not just the domain name. There is no way of avoiding that in iWeb.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
You do realise that there are 5 syntax errors in this doc and it shows a "garbled text" error in Firefox console.
<FRAMESET COLS="100%" BORDER=0 FRAMEBORDER=0>
<meta http-equiv="REFRESH" content="0; URL=Home.html">
<FRAME SRC="Home.html" NAME="Electrical Tradesmen" MARGINWIDTH=0 MARGINHEIGHT=0 FRAMEBORDER=0>
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Hmm. I get the feeling that iWeb isn't going to be a good program to use...
If you guys were to make a website what program would you use?
I understand iweb is great for new people like myself and actual web designing is a lot of random coding.
I do not own a windows machine as they suck testicles.
So imac only :)
You guys have be more than awesome so far ;)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to Electricaltradesmen)
Now that almost 50% of people are surfing the 'net with mobile devices, you either need a mobile version of your site or to create a responsive design which works on all devices.
Nowadays its more usual to use responsive designs that will adapt to all browser widths rather than have two versions of your site. Here's mine made using jQuery Mobile…
Here's a demo of some of the techniques used in responsive design to create a more traditional looking site than the one shown above…
Drag the browser window to the left to reduce its size and see the responsive action.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to Roddy)
I get only the possible syntax error in FireFox: and the fact is that the file works perfectly well (the 'noframes' part of it is probably not necessary - I doubt anyone is still using a browser incapable of frames). It may not be compliant with the latest strict HTML spec from W3C but almost no sites are - they are deprecating the use of a lot of HTML including frames, and recommending css, which is all very worthy but it doesn't stop older types of programming working. Personally I find all this insistence that frames are a Bad Thing rather irritating; there are situations in which CSS is better, but there are also situations in which frames are useful (for example in not having to reload a navigation sidebar on every page change, as here). And in this situation the OP is inexpererienced and is not going to want to get into complicated progamming. The solution I proposed may be old-fashioned but it is simple to implement (and we had enough trouble over that) and it works.
Why would Google not index the site? I don't have a sitemap.xml on my (non-iWeb) sites and I get hundreds of hits every day.