Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2013 1:40 AM (in response to Lanther Merlock)
Webpages are meant to be served thru a server, not on the desktop.
The pages may look right on the desktop, but don't depend on it.
So put the files on the server.
Use the built-in webserver of your Mac.
And no, you cannot code in iWeb. That's the benefit of it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2013 1:11 PM (in response to Lanther Merlock)
Make sure they empty the browser cache before visiting the published site.
In Safari, turn on the Develop menu using Safari/Preferences/Advanced and then do Option/Command/E to empty the cache.
In Firefox use the Tools drop down menu and in Chrome use the Chrome dropdown menu and select the appropriate command.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2013 1:26 PM (in response to Roddy)
In Snow Leopard? With Safari 5?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 2:42 AM (in response to Roddy)
This is a school enviroment and they need to burn there websites too a cd/dvd to send to the exam board. I will try clearing the cache as we only use Safari on our iMac's that we have.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 4:25 AM (in response to kananaskis)
In Browsershots you can check out your site in different browsers without having them installed.
I have a lot of problems too. My site is perfect in almost every browser... except for Internet Explorer. In the mean time, I know which elements to avoid (e.g. shades, transparancy, ...) but it causes a lot of extra work and less layout possibilities if you want to keep your site compatible with IE...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 8:30 AM (in response to ErikDM)
Thank you, Erik, for your information. What you say is so true and have followed those exact 'no-gos'. However, I wish I had known about Browsershots thereby avoiding having to purchase Windows 8 for the Mac in order to check out IE. I was at a public library where they use BING. It was comparable to Safari.
Always a learning curve when it comes to web design.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to Roddy)
I always empty HISTORY before downloading a website, but forget to do the CACHE. Thanks for the reminder.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to Wyodor)
Thanks, Wyodor, for your information. Yes, it's known to me that a website is server oriented. When you reference the Mac's built in web server is that Mobile Me? I use a third part one that's so user-friendly and a freebie. It is always kept updated. Works perfectly well uploading.
Yes, I love the fact there is no coding for iWeb, but is it true with the internet going into coding that iWeb will not be useful?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 11:55 AM (in response to kananaskis)
No it is not MobileMe, because MobileMe does not exist any longer and has not done so since the end of June last year.
Mac's have a built in web server called Apache that can be activated by going into System Preferences and clicking on Sharing and then check web sharing.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2013 5:46 AM (in response to Ethmoid)
Hello, Mac Friend,
I knew there was no MobileMe but was curious as to what server you were referencing.
Okay, I checked the directions you provided regarding Apache. It is not there in my Sharing folder as Web Sharing. I have OSX Mountain Lion, so I am wondering if it was dropped.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2013 5:53 AM (in response to kananaskis)
MySQL and PHP:
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2013 6:09 AM (in response to Wyodor)
Glad I asked! Many thanks for all the informative web links. Never knew they existed! Definitely reveals my level of ignorance on this subject. What a learning curve.
I'm about to revise a website and the web designer was asking me to provide the MySQL and PHP and I had to plead total ignorance as to what she was requesting. With utmost thanks to you, I can send her the information.
Super-great there are experts like you out there for us 'dummies'! Fabulous you offer your expertise and knowledge so generously.
Thanks, times one million!