View Full Version : Making Websites With iWeb

23rd January 2008, 08:30 AM
I was wondering, after seeing the tutorials on the Apple site on iWeb, can you only save your Websites to the .Mac servers. For example: www.mac.com/xxxxxx or something like that. Can you save it to another server with a personal domain or can't iWeb do so?

23rd January 2008, 08:42 AM
you can FTP the created site to anywhere, so it is not just restricted to .mac

23rd January 2008, 08:53 AM
As galumay said, you may FTP it (by first exporting the site to a folder, then using an FTP client to upload it), or if you have a .mac account, you can get iWeb to upload it to any site you wish.

23rd January 2008, 09:16 AM
sorry but i'm a bit of a noob. FTP?

23rd January 2008, 09:22 AM
FileTransferProtocol, its basically how you upload to remote servers.

You can do it thru terminal if you are a geek, or use an app. like transmit to do it for you.

23rd January 2008, 09:22 AM
sorry but i'm a bit of a noob. FTP?

You'd simply be "sending" the files to a server of your choice.

23rd January 2008, 09:23 AM
FTP is File Transfer Protocol - if you are using a web host that supports FTP you can upload your files easily with this. Basically, it's like a Finder (sort of :P) where you can put your files onto your internet site. There are many FTP clients available for mac, including Transmit (http://www.panic.com/transmit/), which costs a bit of money but is pretty good, Cyberduck (http://cyberduck.ch/) which is free, but still works pretty good and Captain FTP (http://captainftp.xdsnet.de/)which costs a bit of money but has the unique feature of being able to only upload the changes that you make to the iWeb site, rather than the whole site each time.

Edit: I was beaten :)

23rd January 2008, 09:31 AM
thanks guys!

23rd January 2008, 09:59 AM
I've played around with iWeb a little, and while it is great to knock up a really slick looking site from the inbuilt templates, there are one or two points worth keeping in mind.

If you are planning to produce a couple of sites, there is a small shareware app/plug-in that you will need, because as it stands iWeb will overwrite your first site in its 'internal' memory when you start a new project. You can always publish the first site to somewhere else on your computer or the net before starting the second one, but you'll lose the original copy within iWeb itself. Which makes it kinda hard to make alterations/updates.

Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the required add-on. Anyone?

If you publish to your iDisk (as Apple obviously have built iWeb to do so easily...) as far as I know iWeb will nuke any previous site if you may already have a site there. Some jiggling is required to make the iWeb published site sit within any other site without iWeb wiping the all important original index.html file that you might have had there to begin with.

Nice easy to use little app though if you don't want to play around with html.....

23rd January 2008, 11:22 AM
is multisite (http://clarkwood.com/) the app you are thinking of?

23rd January 2008, 11:50 AM
Either that, or you can use bunny.


23rd January 2008, 12:12 PM
I have been using a neat little Firefox Add-on called FireFTP (http://fireftp.mozdev.org/). It does what I what it to do, Upload/Download my Home Site to my ISP server. No fuss and easy to use right from within the Firefox browser.

23rd January 2008, 12:57 PM
I've been using iWeb quite a bit in the last week or so, and have rebuilt one site with it, and built two small sites.

Firstly iWeb 08 is a vastly different beast to earlier versions. RP should be able to validate all of this considering the work he has done with "Bunny".

Earlier versions of iWeb kept its data in a pseudo file called 'domain' located in ~Library/Application Support/iWeb - and this is the bit that caused problems if you wanted to develop multiple sites. You had to rename this 'domain' file before opening iWeb to develop your second, or nth, site.

iWeb 08 can work differently if you choose to. Firstly it's source 'file' (its actually a package) can now have any name, and be placed in any folder that you'd prefer. So you can have many 'domain' files in the same or different folders - its up to you.

If, when iWeb 08 starts, it cannot find a domain file in ~/Library/Application Support - it will ask if you want to create a new domain file and ask you where to create it.

iWeb 08 will, however, always open the last domain file opened (if one existed last time iWeb was used) regardless of its name.




Templates came from www.11mystics.com

As for ftp programs, I am currently using "Interarchy" - its not too bad.

23rd January 2008, 07:18 PM
Either that, or you can use bunny.


Or use iWebsites (http://mistergregg.com/cocoadrillosoftware/iWebSites/) which is free..

23rd January 2008, 07:55 PM
Or use iWebsites (http://mistergregg.com/cocoadrillosoftware/iWebSites/) which is free..

If you'd like to know why I charge...please PM me :)