Building a Simple Website Using iWeb

Over at My first mac is a really good article about how to use iWeb. They did a real nice job of waling through the process.

200709171000-1If you’re looking to build a simple website, for yourself or your small business, your new Mac makes it very easy with “iWeb.” It’s even easier if you have a .Mac account, because with one, you can publish your website to the Internet with the click of a button. Of course, if you don’t want to pay for .Mac or you already have a site you’d like to update, it’s not quite so obvious how to publish. In this article, you’ll see how to build your website using iWeb, and various ways to publish it.

The basic idea with iWeb is that you start with Apple designed templates (which are first rate) and modify them to your taste and needs. iWeb is perfect if you want to stay within the handful of most popular web page types that the templates give you. If you want a custom look and structure, you can do it, but you are not playing to iWeb’s strengths and may meet some frustration with the limits of the program.

One benefit is that you can do it all by not knowing any HTML, but you should know because of the way Apple hides the complexity of websites in iWeb, the sites you create won’t easily translate to other HTML editing software down the line if you graduate from iWeb. So with that in mind, let’s begin…

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