Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 9:28 AM (in response to susan-kelly)
There are lots of options for banners and slideshows to use in iWeb...
Both RapidWeaver and Freeway are fairly expensive and are not nearly as easy to use as iWeb. You can download a list of iWeb alternates here...
Use an external drive to run iWeb under Snow Leopard to maintain existing sites.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 9:46 AM (in response to Roddy)
I use PageSpinner and from personal experience I know it's not WYSIWYG.
It does preview the page in a second application (PageViewer) when you type the code. But that's NOT WYSIWYG. There's not much to see if you do not know what to type.
Update your file.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to susan-kelly)
Freeway Pro offers a 30 day free trial which I'm doing right now. It seems pretty straight forward to me. iWeb has been great but it has been complicated to set up fading slide shows (motools slideshow 2!), drop down menus, etc. If you want to do things like this it looks like Freeway Pro may actually be easier to work with in the long run. It lets you preview in different browsers without actually publishing.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to David L Phelps)
Oh I guess I'll have to try some of the free trials. I've read good things about both Freeway and Rapidweaver so I was looking for comments on them. I'm going to pass on writing code Wyodor... I actually can, I use to use Homesite on a PC about 10 years ago and wrote all my own code but it was a business then and now I'm just doing it for fun for me and family so I'm looking for a wysiwyg editor to keep it easy; even if they do write bloated code, I'm fine with that on a personal "fun" website.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to susan-kelly)
If you remember any of the basics of coding you might give the 30 day trial of Flux a try. It combines drag and drop with WYSIWYG and coding. You can start with a blank page or use one of the templates they offer. It can also open existing websites.
I found watching their video tutorials as I started on a test website to be extremely helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to susan-kelly)
I'd like to see a strip at the bottom
no matter what sw you use, without knowing how it works, what it generates and controls over it. iweb, rapidweaver, freeway... it's all the same.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 9:53 PM (in response to susan-kelly)
If you know basic HTML and start with a ready made CSS stylesheet, using a WYSIWYG code entry style software is a lot easier than using Flux which is over complicated - like using a 14 pound hammer to crack an egg. You'll be able to built better, more flexible websites with cleaner code.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2012 4:12 AM (in response to Roddy)
Well a lot of suggestions here, that I'm going to explore this weekend. Again I'm doing fairly simple sites for my amature photography, my dog, friends. So I don't need something that requires too much work.
Cyclosaurus... I tried that "strip" and just couldn't get it to to work. I'm hoping one of the wysiwyg editors has a very simple soloution. Like a lot of us I'm so overbooked and I need at least 30 hours in each day, and even then I'd be behind. So I need it easy.
Thanks very much for all your help!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2012 5:32 PM (in response to susan-kelly)
and just couldn't get it to to work
you won't be able to duplicate my process by looking at it and/or with the typical looking for the code, because the code is stealthily injected into the page.
it'll take a lot of digging to find it because i like to hide it from prying eyse, well the regular trolls are already at it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 12:56 PM (in response to susan-kelly)
I'd like to see a strip at the bottom or somehow be able to pick the pictues you see and a slideshow.
Susan ~ The free, web-based Weebly offers some choices — click on the image:
...They are also constantly improving:
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to susan-kelly)
I'd like to make a gallery for my photography site and I don't like the way iweb handles it. I'd like to see a strip at the bottom or somehow be able to pick the pictues you see and a slideshow.
Take a look at the examples on this demo page: SimpleViewer and Flash Album Exporter. The standalone SimpleViewer app to create the slideshow creates slideshows that are compatible with mobile devices.
A similar slideshow can be created by jAlbum. It offers over 100 themes/skins from which to choose from. All are iPad/iPhone compatible.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 3:46 AM (in response to Old Toad)
I'd like to find out what people in this discussion are using now? Is that permitted?
(EG: I'm 'bumping' this thread not because I'm a troll or anything, but because members here sounded like they were at the beginning of a journey and I'd like to hear how that went and what they are doing now).
These are the alternatives to iWeb that tempt me.
And of course Adobe Muse which looks AWESOME and would be the one I would buy automatically, but for the fact that it is subscription based. That's just rude. It could end up really expensive over the long term. I don't like being charged for software when it might just sit there for a year without being used. I like owning it outright, just in case I need it again in the next 5 years (or when this computer reaches end of life...)