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Feb 1, 2013 9:54 AM

My hard drive crashed and I don't have the domain file so I am hopeibng to find some software to replace Iweb on my Mac.

I have all of the files from my 5 websites but need to get some web making software hopefully one that I can import these files into?

 

Any suggestions?

Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to cbrew)

    There is a new piece of software that is set to be announced today or tomorrow @ Macworld called EasyWeb but, pricing is still up in the air & it does not have an import feature.

     

    http://www.facebook.com/easyweb

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 10:35 AM (in response to cbrew)

    You can import your published files into any editor application but there's not really a lot of point!

     

    Without the Domain.sites2 file(s) you would need to rebuild your websites in iWeb anyway so why not rebuild them in an application that's being developed and supported. A search of this forum will turn up many suggestions!

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 11:33 AM (in response to Roddy)

    I've never been much impressed by Freeway but it seems they are getting their act together and incorporating a lot of the features that are essential for designing a website these days - just about everything we wish iWeb had...

     

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/16502/freeway-express

  • Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:37 AM (in response to cbrew)

    It is looking like Version 1 of EasyWeb will require using Rages web hosting

     

    Apple’s abandonment of iWeb has left a lot of would-be web admins unhappy. If you had a pre-Mac App Store copy of the app on DVD, you can still install it and even design sites, but some of the previous functionality and MobileMe iWeb publishing is gone. Rage Software is demoing EasyWeb at Macworld/iWorld 2013, an easy website design and publishing app that may be a worthy successor to iWeb.

    Megan Lavey-Heaton and I took a look at a pre-release version of the app, which provides design flexibility that wasn’t available in iWeb. Users can start with predesigned themes (a number of designers are working on themes for EasyWeb) or a blank slate.

    While iWeb was stuck with one-level horizontal menus, EasyWeb users can choose from vertical or horizontal menus complete with drop-downs. There are a number of widgets built into the app for functionality like adding Google AdSense ads, Vimeo or YouTube movies, PayPal payments or social media (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Pinterest, etc…) links.

    At this time, there’s no word on the cost of the app or when it will be available. The company will be offering a MobileMe-like hosting service at US$99 per year to enable one-click publishing of sites, but alternative/BYO hosting isn’t going to be in version 1 of the product.

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  • Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:51 AM (in response to Wyodor)

    huh?

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 12:12 PM (in response to Jeff Nitschke)

    I think that your critic is referring to the fact that you didn't enclose the content you copied from the tuaw site in quotes thus making it read as though you and Megan Lavey-Heaton looked at the app and not the actual author of the post.

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