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Lady Engineer Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

I just found out today that there is no more iWeb. Just got use to it, it served a great need.

 

SIMPLE IS BEST, OR IN OTHER WORD LESS IS BEST.

 

It filled my needs perfectly.

 

Do you think they are working on a better type of website creation program, or look elsewhere.

 

Don't say, Dreamweaver, checked it out and to much learning and to much MooLah..

 

What to do, what do you use now? and what is the closest to iWeb

 

Thank you .

  • 1. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)

    I am still using iWeb. Right now on the market nothing is quite like iWeb there is something in the works (though not through Apple) http://iwebreplacementapp.com nothing has been released on pricing or features yet though.

     

     

    This is my iWeb site:

    http://jeffnitschke.com

     

    Discover new joys, embark on new journeys and give more meaning to your life in 2013.

  • 2. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,265 points)

    There's not really a lot of point in creating websites with applications like iWeb, or its rivals, anymore. I wouldn't recommend any of the drag and drop style software that's around just now or the online websites builders. Some of the latter can produce responsive websites that will adapt to mobile devices but they still use too much code to be viable alternatives to actually learning how to do it yourself or using a stylesheet incorporating media queries.

     

    Unless you have been on another planet for the past two years your will have noticed that the number of people surfing the net on mobile devices has been increasing rapidly and is set to overtake those using computers. Computer sales are falling and, in many cases, are being replaced by mobile devices. You only have to look at the initial sales of the iPad Mini to see where the future lies.

     

    Applications like iWeb cannot build websites that are suitable for viewing on mobile devices. The way in which we use code is changing too. HTML is now very simple with the introduction of HTML5 and shouldn't take but a day or two to learn the basics. CSS is where you need to apply your learning efforts since its newer features are taking over from flash.

     

    jQuery mobile is really advanced now and only requires a limited knowledge of HTML and pratically no CSS if you use the ThemeRoller. And its absolutely free!

     

    Here's an example showing many of the features available and how a responsive site reacts to changes in browser or device width...

     

    http://mobile.ezmacwebdesign.com/

  • 3. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    David Neale1 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Sandvox offers an excellent substitute for iWeb. Understand that it is not the same as iWeb: in some ways it is not so good, in ther ways it is better. If you have little or no knowledge of CSS or HTML, it is an ideal solution; if you have sufficient knowledge, Sandvox allows you to expand its possibilities with your own CSS and HTML code. Sandvox offers a very useful iWeb transfer tool, so you need not lose all the work you might have already done in iWeb. Sandvox has a very active users' community and a group of developers that respond well to problems encountered.

     

    You can download a trial version for free (limited to just five or six pages per site, but otherwise fully functional) to get a good idea of the possibilities before deciding to buy.

  • 4. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,265 points)

    One of the main criticism of Sandvox is that you can't start from a plain page and create your own design.

     

    A plus is the fact that you can get a responsive design which is pretty much essential nowadays. The downside is that you have to buy them separately and they are not exactly award winning standard!

  • 5. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    Ethmoid Level 6 Level 6 (9,955 points)

    iWeb has not gone anywhere.  It is not sold or supported by Apple any longer, but it does not mean that if you have it on your Mac, that you can't still use it - you most certainly can still use it.

     

    You don't need to find an alternative.  If you have iWeb 09, then you can still use it with Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion.  Continue to use it if you have it.

  • 6. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    David Neale1 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    That's correct, Roddy, you have to build your site based on someone else's design, or template. I thnk this is jus what OP is looking for.

     

    Quite a lot of templates are provided with Sandvox as is and others can be purchased from third-party developers. If you are proficient in CSS and HTML, howver, there is nothing stopping you from creating your own template and Karelia provides the tools and instructions needed to do so.

  • 7. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    Lady Engineer Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Would you say, Sandvox is a step above iWeb, I really like iWeb for it looks and it does everything I need.  Maybe not for others, but for a small business or a personal page, I thought I was great.

  • 8. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,265 points)

    If you are happy with iWeb it would be worth waiting for its replacement to come along...

     

    http://www.iwebreplacementapp.com

     

    The nearest app to iWeb in price is this one and it has the advantage of being cross platform...

     

    http://www.quickandeasywebbuilder.com

  • 9. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    David Neale1 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    I wouldn't say it's a step above iWeb. On the other hand, it is no less than iWeb. It is similar in many ways, offers some advantages over iWeb and some disadvantages. It is easy to use in its basic form, but can be extended greatly by anyone with some knowledge of CSS and HTML (but, I stress, no such knowledge is necessary to create perfectly adequate, good-looking sites of the type that you refer to.

  • 10. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    TotalTedders Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just recently treated myself to a new iMac which is running Mountain Lion. I have added iWeb 3.0.4 hoping that I could reconstruct my website on it (originally created on an old pre-Intel G5 in iWeb 3). However, I completed the revamp of the 1st page yesterday only to open it today & discover half the changes were missing. I redid it again & all seemed to be going well (I had even quit iWeb & resarted it on a couple of occasions to check my changes were being saved) but I just reopened iWeb to discover that most of the changes had disappeared again. Is this how it will be from now on or is there a fix?

     

    I like the fact that I can create my own designs without using a dodgy template but my coding knowledge is non-existant, so I am unsure as to what alternatives would match my requirements.

  • 11. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,265 points)

    Try the troubleshooting steps under "Fix  iWeb" here...

     

    http://www.iwebformusicians.com/iWeb/iWeb-Tips.html

  • 12. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    cyndidannerkuhn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have used iWeb since the beginning and have never used it through publishing to MobileMe.  I have always published to a private server (https://www.dynamicsds.com/w/). 

     

    So, the fact that Apple has decidd they don't need iWeb becasue MobileMe is gone is just a stupid marketing decision.  I am not sure some of the folks in charge of these decision ever talk to real people.

     

    I am still using iWeb and plan to continue until it no longer wioks with the OS or hopefully Apple comes to it's senses and makes it a part of the iLife suite of software again. 

     

    Like others, I have looked and looked for something like it, nothing exists.  Apple has a great product and I suspect it requires little effort to keep it going. 

     

    Let's all keep pushing this button, maybe Apple will eventually listen.

     

    My sites: http://theedtechplace.info and my daughter business site http://abovethebarredance.com

  • 13. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,690 points)
    Let's all keep pushing this button, maybe Apple will eventually listen.

     

    That'll be like getting General Motors to bring back the Corvair.

     

    OT

  • 14. Re: What... No iWeb anymore...What to do Any Suggestions
    Jeff Nitschke Level 4 Level 4 (2,655 points)

    Or Sony to bring back "Betamax"

     

    Don't get me wrong there are a couple of things I would love to see Apple bring back. Quicktime VR Studio comes to mind & I too still love iWeb. But, I am not holding my breath on Apple bringing either back to the market.

     

    I even have an allright looking iWeb site:

     

    http://jeffnitschke.com

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