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Apple iWeb
3.0.4

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Apple iWeb3.0.4

12 July 2011

Maintenance update; iWeb 3 is part of iLife. Now discontinued.

Overview

iWeb... Designing a website may seem difficult, but with iWeb, it's easily within your reach. Create your site using themes. Customize it with photos, movies, text, and widgets. Then publish to MobileMe or any other hosting service. iWeb even notifies Facebook when your site changes and adds a link to your profile so your friends stay up to date.

What's new in Apple iWeb

Version 3.0.4:
  • This update improves overall stability and addresses a number of minor issues.
  • This update is recommended for all iWeb 3 users.

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38 Reviews of Apple iWeb

Maciej-Tarmas
12 July 2011
Version: 3.0.4

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"This update is recommended for all iWeb 3 users." That should read "This update is recommended for all 3 iWeb users." Sorry, I just couldn't resist :)
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Tom08
12 May 2012
Version: 3.0.4
After updating to Lion, I noticed my images were disappearing from my web pages in iWeb. Probably it had something to do with the fact that I moved the Domain.sites file to another location? Anyways, has this been fixed yet?
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Dana-Sutton
12 July 2011
Version: 3.0.4
Since Apple has announced that Mobile Me Web hosting will end next year, releasing this upgrade is a bit of a bad joke. If Apple wanted to be really nice, they would put out a new version of Pages with a simple Save as HTML option rather than their Save For iWeb Only And If You Don't Like It Tough Luck On You option
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Maciej-Tarmas
12 July 2011
Version: 3.0.4
"This update is recommended for all iWeb 3 users." That should read "This update is recommended for all 3 iWeb users." Sorry, I just couldn't resist :)
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Albabe
11 July 2011
Version: 3.0.3
New Version available through Apple Software Update.
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Mikebenda
16 February 2011
Version: 3.0.3
I work as a graphic designer in print but still need to design and publish the occasional website. I know my way around HTML and Dreamweaver but I have to say that I love working in iWeb. While not suitable for most professional projects, it is good for creating mockups and "quick-and-dirty" websites. The genius of this application lies in its simplicity. I find myself concentrating purely on the design and not getting caught up in the technical details. Once I've established the look I go back over the website and adjust things so that I get the results I'm looking for. It's ease of use, including drag-and-drop and automatic guides, make the process of creating websites more like fun and less like work. That said, it has a lot of shortcomings which keep it from becoming a top-notch web design app. I'm disappointed that Apple seems to have abandoned iWeb. With some work it could be great.
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Bdkennedy1
26 December 2010
Version: 3.0.2
iWeb has basically been abandoned by Apple. It's way too expensive for what you get and that doesn't include the MobileMe subscription you have to purchase. There are cheaper alternatives such as Goldfish or Bhttp://www.macupdate.com/img/submitsmall.pnglue Griffon, which is free.
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Joeschisa
30 December 2009
Version: 3.0.1
iWeb '09 insists I need to Update entire site on MobileMe when only a page or two has been added. This is a bother and until they fix it or explain why it does so (maybe iWeb '09 changes all pages from previous version iWeb '08) I'm not happy with its updating of a Website. This issue seems at least somewhat common from reports on Apple's User forums and the only "fix" read is to delete some local iWeb support files and then republish entire site with or without first deleting site from MobileMe: I haven't done this "fix" yet. I like the simplicity of the program, if one has a MobileMe account at least, but the above problem is not good.
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Roddy-Mckay
27 March 2009
Version: 3.0.1
From the response of users in the iWeb forum, it seems that the long awaited bug fix doesn't really fix anything very much at all. iWeb still doesn't include the features that a lot of users have requested and the main one they added, the dysfunctional FTP, is a disaster for many. iWeb is basically a good application - it just needs to be made to work out of the box and be developed in the same way as its main competition. I find it astounding that reviewers for certain well known publications are reporting positively. It makes you wonder if they have actually used the application. Until the iWeb FTP actually works, optimization and SEO functionality are added and MobileMe is given a radical overhaul, the only option is to publish to a local folder if you want your site to be findable and viewable on a PC running IE. My main problem with this latest version of the application is its tendency to screw up text and text hyperlinks in a random fashion. The only way to fix this is to delete the offending item, save, quit, reboot, add it back and republish! Apple needs to apply some knowledgeable programmers to this application and to thoroughly test it prior to release before I would give it the rating that the "professional" reviewers have.
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Noraa
04 March 2009
Version: 3.0
iWeb 3.0 is a much needed update, and a good update at that. While not adding a whole slew of new features, iWeb 3.0 is considerably faster than it's predecessor, in both editing sites and publishing them. In addition MobileMe Galleries created in Aperture FINALLY show up and work in iWeb (for me this is huge). While still not a perfect product (I wish I could make a web page with relative widths as opposed to fix widths - ie 90% vs. 800 px) the program is maturing very nicely.
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Noraa
22 July 2008
Version: 2.0.4
Still doesn't fix the problem with MobileMe Galleries created in Aperture not showing up in iWeb (Galleries created in iPhoto show up just fine). This is getting exceedingly frustrating. Maybe an Aperture update is needed.
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Iw
11 April 2008
Version: 2.0.3
WARNING: Websites you create in iWeb are at the moment not compatible with Firefox 3 beta. If this is still the case when Firefox 3 is released, iWeb will be as good as useless.
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Awrc
30 January 2008
Version: 2.0.3
Interesting, another iApp update with an opaque comment about "compatibility". Methinks these are 10.5.2 "pre-patches" so that when 10.5.2 is released, all the iApps continue to work smoothly. Which suggests significant enough changes to 10.5.2 that rather a lot that of stuff that hasn't been pre-tested with 10.5.2 and patched accordingly is going to crash and burn when people upgrade.
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Dana-Sutton
30 January 2008
Version: 2.0.3
I've made comments like this before, but let me get this off my chest once again. On the one hand we have these dumbed-down apps that can let a newbie post pictures of the new kid to share with the folks back in Peoria. On the other we have the expensive, hard-to-learn, bloated and ever-buggy Dreamweaver. Why for the love of God can't we have something in between, a fairly simple and reasonably inexpensive full-service WYSIWG Web page creation tool. Why does no software developer get the point that here's an important ecological niche to be filled, that, if done right, could make a ton of money?
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Mac-Adam
30 January 2008
Version: 2.0.3
Thanks Apple, I was think you was forgot it ! But add more features please, like flash, etc…
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Tournesol
24 October 2007
Version: 2.0.2
I guess the iWeb team has listened to costumers about the very cryptic URLs in iWeb 06, but the change they have made in iWeb 08, to compensate for that, is just to simplified. The URL of subpages made with iWeb 08 will now be called exactly the same as what you call that subpage - the name that also shows in your navigation menu. That is a very big problem, because I'm from Denmark I use the danish characters æ, ø and å in my webpage titles, and you can guess what happens when æ, ø or å is included in the URL. No Windows IE users can see that page. Ex. my daughters 1 year birthday is named '1 års fødselsdag' (1 year birthday) and when that show up in the URL as www.mypage.dk/1_års_fødselsdag.html no one except Safari users will be able to see that page. I then name the page something like '365 dage' (365 days) because then it will work and most people will know what that page is about, but it shouldn't have to to be like that. So please Apple, at least make iWeb 08 change URLs that contain less compatible characters that wont work in most peoples browsers. Otherwise I have to come up with really obscure titles for my subpages, because I can't just call them what I want to.
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Orion-Mk-V
28 September 2007
Version: 2.0.2
RapidWeaver is so much better - more stable, flexible, manages multiple sites (iWeb can, but not without other apps), and has a solid development community. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/13216/rapidweaver
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Clauclau
28 September 2007
Version: 2.0.2
It is slow, it can't manage more than one website, it doesn't export more than one website, Quicktime's poster doesn't work, it supports google Adsense and nothing else? it doesn't publish on FTP, it doesn't support flash movies drag and drop, it could have blog integration with facebook but it does not. its concept looks the same of Pages, which I don't like.
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Jeff-Nailen
17 September 2007
Version: 2.0.1
I can't believe I'm giving a negative rating to an Apple product, this is a first. But only to warn people not to buy iWeb/iLife until they get the bugs fixed in iWeb '08. My small business site I created in iWeb 06 is not rendering correctly in iWeb '08 2.0.1 I didn't start using '08 until the 2.0.1 fix was issued, so this is all under 2.0.1. I didn't move or rename my site, I opened it in 2.0.1 which had made a few changes to the '06 created pages. I went thru and corrected the changes, mainly font & spacing changes until it resembled the site I created and saved. In iWeb the pages look great. But when I publish the pages several font and spacing changes are made in the published pages different from the changes I corrected in converting a '06 site to '08, mainly: some fonts are converted to bold and spacing changes are made so that it is no longer WYSIWYG: the pages in iWeb still look great, the published pages look terrible and unusable. The process of publishing the pages is changing fonts and spacing so that the published pages are far different than the unpublished pages. It's no longer WYSIWYG like iWeb '06/1.x was. I've given this feedback to Apple and posted this on their support forum which is full of many similar and other complaints on iWeb '08. iWeb '06 1.1.2 was great, but this one needs much work! Unfortunately I can't recommend it unless they issue a major fix. In the meantime, RapidWeaver, Sandvox, and iWeb '06 are good alternatives.
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Tournesol
27 April 2007
Version: 1.1.2
Aperture till only works so so with iWeb. The images is in random order in iWebs media browser and the quality of the thumbs and slideshow images in iWeb are inferior to the quality when iWeb is used in conjunction with iPhoto.
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Maclover1-1
10 April 2007
Version: 1.1.2
I shyed away from iWEB since it came out, I must have opened it once to look at it for about 5mn with all sorts of prejudices in mind... wanting to be "cooler than thou"... and turned to RapidWeaver for my easy layouts as the buzz surrounding it seemed just so trendy, but after a lot of heartache with RW (I'd rename it Sluggishweaver...please !!!) I finally gave iWEB a real test-drive this Easter wek-end... and look what hatched out of the rabbit's egg: SURPRISE... I'm wondering why on earth I used RapidWeaver at all. I find iWEB much more flexible... looked at some add-ons and articles as well that help it do more stuff (like flash support, template customization, multisite support..). It is way cool, drag and drop and so on.. damn I wasted all this time on RW... based on some silly emotional issue. STOOPID ME.
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Macmend-com
12 March 2007
Version: 1.1.2
Does anyone remember Claris HomePage now there was an app made it easy to build sites, but for those with no design nouse it fell down. Heres an app that makes design simple and good design at that there are not enough templates though....but the building of the site lacks depth. I would compare it to rapidweaver which aims to be simple, lots of themes/templates and people writing plugins for it, but often seems incomprehensible and geeky its depth and lacks the drawing together that iWeb has in its templates for different types of sites or pages on sites. In this respect i want an app that lands somewhere between the two. For ease of use iWeb wins, for value for money Rapidweaver, Stability about the same, Features each wins and loses in differing areas. Roll on iWeb 2
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Noraa
05 February 2007
Version: 1.1.2
I rarely rate software poorly - usually if it isn't good I just won't use it, and that's the end of it. But iWeb has pushed me to my limits. It has such great potential, and is a really great idea! I love being able to create a simple and good looking photo page. I find the blog feature allows for a lot more creativity and flexibility than a lot of the free blog sites out there (i.e. blogspot, livejournal...myspace just sucks). Alas, that damn this is buggy beyond use! I have no problems creating my sites at all, that part goes smoothly. It's trying to upload said sites that causes huge issues. First, why must every page of every site be created, even if no changes have been done to them? And what is up with uploading to .Mac? I either get an error that the .Mac servers are busy about half way through the upload, the upload stalls randomly and won't keep going, or something else prevents the upload. Worst part, while uploading (and creating the pages) my entire system is brought to a grind (and I have a fairly new MacBook Pro). Typically what happens is: first any open applications begin to show considerable slow down, then I can no longer open any new applications - the icon will bounce in the dock once and then that's it, spotlight will then cease to work not finding anything I search for, and finally icons from applicatios being to disappear - it's like hte entire system is having a massive stroke. If I manage to force quit iWeb (which doesn't always happen) and then restart, the system is fine - but seriously, this is just nuts and unacceptable for a product that has been in release for over a year.
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Ares
06 July 2006
Version: 1.1.1
iWeb 1.1.1 is better. IMHO it still needs : - modify templates, font color and size - remove duplicate files, especially images - compress .png (see PNG Crusher) - correct these bloated filenames - access Aperture library - add a guestbook - a better blog editor (->Journler) - update only an image or a text, not the whole page - a better code, to improve compatibility with 3rd party apps
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S-P-L-A-T-!
27 May 2006
Version: 1.1.1
. argggggg!! my web site still have some problem when publish some "blogs templates" with images in it... the "shadow" image appears displaced, not in the "background place" for the original image... in fact, if you browse the site with Safari, DONT SHOW THIS ERROR, but, if you are using Firefox or other browser, they show you this... these problems were introduced in 1.1 version!
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Bb79
26 May 2006
Version: 1.1.1
95MB - again! - you've got to be kidding me. Why can't they just release a patch?
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Bret-Marion
21 May 2006
Version: 1.1
Since upgrading to 1.1, no images open on photo album pages and I get numerous errors uploading my site. Many many instances of this discussed on iWeb discussions at Apple website. Hopefully a fix for this mess is in development. I went back to 1.0
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D9
20 May 2006
Version: 1.1
Seems iWeb 1.2 or 1.1.2 can't be far behind. My pre-existing iWeb site will not Publish in iWeb 1.1 (necessary upon updating to the new version). It has problems it says w/ uploading JPEGs or being over the iDisk quota. But of course, none of that is actually true. iWeb 1.1 has a serious bug that will need updating. Check out this AppleCare link: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303789
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3.25
Tournesol
16 May 2006
Version: 1.1
iWeb 1.1 does NOT optimize site!!! I duplicated my iWeb site folder which at the time was 15Mb in size. I then updated iWeb to 1.1 and exported my site to a folder without making any changes to my site. I had heard somewhere that I would see a dialogbox asking if I want to update my site for the new improved loading times in iWeb 1.1. Didn't see any of that. Well I then looked at the newly exported folder and compared it with the old one. The old, as stated above, is 15Mb in size - the new "optimized" one is 16.3Mb How come? Is it once again only .Mac users that will see the full benifit of this update?
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Nexialys
16 May 2006
Version: 1.1
i'm also interested by iWeb, but will NEVER use it with the actual version... i need to host my blog somewhere personal... i have my own domain, and until mac.com offer domains redirect and an affortable price for hosting via paypal, i will never use it.
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S-P-L-A-T-!
16 May 2006
Version: 1.1
"...comment and search support for blogs and podcasts published to Apple .Mac" c'mon Apple guys!!! when you buy GoLive or Dreamweaver are able to publish ONLY in Adobe/Macromedia sites??? you need improve this application or will be die!
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Macericg
16 May 2006
Version: 1.1
To anyone reading the bad reviews of iWeb who would like something made for Mac users at home, try out Freeway Express.
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Ares
23 April 2006
Version: 1.0.1
iWeb is not a clone of Dreamweaver, just a cool application for home users to easily create a website with a mouse and a true WYSIWYG editor. The good: It is easy to use, the editor is great (far better than Rapid Weaver) and you can create a page in a couple of minutes. The bad: iWeb is the worst iApp and it generates huge, bloated web sites. It is OK for making no more than three or four pages and sharing ten or twenty pictures, that's all. The .mac online service is better and generates smaller sites. I am very disappointed because iWeb has too many flaws and it fails for an entiere web site or a blog (an this one is ridiculous, visitors can't even add a comment to a $100 .mac blog). To be usable: - more than one single site - duplicate a webpage - modify templates, font color and size - remove duplicate files, especially images - compress .png (->PNG Crusher) - correct these bloated filenames - preview in a browser - access Aperture library - a better import from AppleWorks, Pages and Keynote - add comments to a published blog - add a guestbook - a better blog editor (->Journler) - update only an image or a text, not the whole page - a better code, to improve compatibility with 3rd party apps Right now it is just beta software.
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Sjj-public
12 April 2006
Version: 1.0.1
The inability to modify templates is a huge shortcoming, at least for blogs. It works fine for creating pages of photos from iPhoto, but you could do that just fine from within iPhoto in the previous version of iLife. In fact it was easier because you didn't have a separate application to deal with. In theory you can create blogs with iWeb, but only if you are willing to create ones that look exactly like the templates. While you can modify a blog entry page when you make a new entry, subsequent entries go back to the formatting of the template and you have to do your modifications all over again. Want to make an entry without a photo in it? You have to delete the photo placeholder, then rework the page so that it doesn't have a ridiculous gap between the title and the content. That makes it pretty useless for blogging.
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2.75
Edouard-Roger
16 February 2006
Version: 1.0.1
Such a bad app ! Rapid weaver is really better than this!
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2.5
Astrobruce
31 January 2006
Version: 1.0
First, we should recognise what this app is trying to be. Not a full web design program, but a way to broadcast iLife created stuff on the web, preferably using .Mac. Even given these limited aims, there a serious deficiencies. It is hard to simply view a page in a browser (you have to save the entire site first, then view). If you have made changes to only one page, you still have to save the entire site, and same goes for uploads. Images are stored in image folder corresponding to each page, meaning site-wide images (links, background images) are store multiple times, leading to bloat. Sometimes text is converted to a png image, sometimes not, with no warning. It integrates with iPhoto and iTune nicely, though.
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Rogertjackson
25 January 2006
Version: 1.0
Dana, thank you for the link to your manual. You are correct that Home Page inserts some strange proprietary code. Hiowever, there is an option in the Home Page preferences that can eliminate some of it. Once I've done what I need to do in Home Page, I finish up with Mozilla or BBEdit. For the home user like me who doesn't want to spend a zillion dollars on a Dreamweaver, bare-bones tools like Mozilla are still valuable. You know, it would not surprise me to learn that many folks wish iWeb was more like Home Page. Heck, I'm still waiting (and hoping against hope) for some company to revive it.
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Fat-Kat
16 January 2006
Version: 1.0
Just spent all weekend working on a new website using iWeb and I'm very disappointed to say that the webpage will only open the front page in Internet Explorer - none of the subsequent pages will open. Netscape does a little better but it's still not that polished. Of course, it looks great in Safari but not all of my friends/relatives use Safari. Any other users having this issue?
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Dana-Sutton
11 January 2006
Version: 1.0
It may seem silly to write about a piece of software not yet released. But let me say what I HOPE this is (even though I'm afraid it is not): a program that would stand in the same relationship to Dreamweaver that Pages does to Word. I. e., a cheaper and simplified page for casual users designing program with an easier learning curve. Since the disappearance of apps. like Claris Home Page this is a niche that's gone unfilled (don't bother talking about Mozilla Composer, that was never ready for prime time). I'm afraid, though, that this is going to be nothing more a "digital lifestyle" gimmick were you can only shove stuff into prefab templates in predetermined ways, and not actually be able to design your own pages (or manipulate html when you have to). Let's hope I'm wrong.
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