How can I view iWeb editing window content via Screen Sharing? All I get now is a gray or black screen.
I've recently moved on from my old Mini running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and on to a new Mac running Mountain Lion 10.8.3. The old computer was quite cluttered after years of use and I decided to make a new start on the new computer.
I was bummed to see that iWeb was no longer part of the iLife line-up. I've used it for years to maintain my neighborhood HOA website (hosted on Godaddy) and have enjoyed the ease of use plus the precision of layout. Note that a) I'm not a web developer, and b) the HOA site is the only one I maintain.
Rather than sell, give away, or recycle my old Mini, I decided to keep it and run it "headless" on my household LAN via Screen Sharing. It has a few seldom-used apps that I really don't want to move to the new MacBook, iWeb among them. Up until now, I've had no problems running anything in this fashion. Until tonight when I decided to update my website...
iWeb version 3.0.4 starts and runs just fine on the old Mini. Sort of. All of the surrounding/supporting items display OK: page navigation to the left, photo browsing to the right, link window, tools on the bottom. The BIG PROBLEM: the web page content window displays only blank gray or black for any page. Only the Site Publishing page shows what it should.
As if to rub salt in the wound, the tool tips show up just fine. As I move the mouse pointer around the blank gray or black page, helpful little tips appear to tell me what I can do with the page elements I can't see.
I have tinkered with every setting I can find in Screen Sharing on both host and remote Mac. I've adjusted the resolution on the remote and installed system updates all around.
After searching around, I realize I could move on to a supported, modern product. I further realize I could purchase iLife 11 on disk and install iWeb. None of these options are, well, optimal as I'm simply trying to maintain one simple website.
(Helpful people may now stop reading as venting starts here.)
I'm feeling quite annoyed with Apple at this point (yes, I know I'm late to the party.) They shouldn't start something they're not willing to continue without AT LEAST giving a convenient path forward. I'd gladly pay a reasonable price for a product which would allow me to seemlessly continue on with no drama. From all I've read on the iWeb community pages, no such thing exists. IS there a product which can step right in and read the iWeb files?