Apple’s iWeb has long been a godsend for those wanting to design their own website but who didn’t have the coding skills to do so from scratch. So, when Apple announced that it would no longer be supporting or developing iWeb in 2012, the quest for a suitable replacement began in earnest. EverWeb, from RAGE Software, aims to be just that — and, for the most part, it’s right on target.
iWeb is languishing, unchanged since iLife '09, and although it’s compatible with Mountain Lion, it’s obvious that Apple have given up on producing a web design app. Other applications offer similar features, but Flux, by the Escapers, hits the sweet spot between flexibility and price.
With MobileMe’s date with death drawing closer near, we've been getting a lot of questions about whether or not your iWeb podcasts and websites hosted on MobileMe will disappear into thin air on June 30. Since it's better to be safe than sorry, we'll show you how to move over all of your data to a dedicated hosting site.
When Apple first launched iWeb, a new wave of beginners were able to quickly and easily design an attractive website on their Mac and upload it to the web via MobileMe. In recent years, however, iWeb has seen little attention in terms of updates when compared to iLife’s big hitters like iPhoto and iMovie, and MobileMe, along with its web hosting features, has been shut down and replaced by iCloud. The end looks close for iWeb.
Have no fear, however, the online service Squarespace (from $12 a month) provides you with a simple interface which you can write posts and upload images.
A few months ago, we posted a how to on moving your existing iWeb sites to a dedicated web hosting solution. Since then, more information about the MobileMe-to-iCloud transition has emerged that describes exactly how Apple will phase out the iWeb site hosting that has been a vital part of .Mac and MobileMe for the past few years.
Apple released new information today regarding the pending transition from MobileMe to iCloud. Finally, we know which services will be continued and which will be terminated with extreme prejudice. According to Apple, "The core services provided by MobileMe have been rewritten to work seamlessly with iCloud." The key word there is "core", which is not the same as "all".
Happy Father's Day to everyone out there. We know, we know, you were spending so much time looking for that perfect gift for dad (i.e., tie) that maybe you might have missed a few stories this week. Well, that's all right, you know, because like dad, we're always toiling in the background, making sure you have food on the table and a roof over your head and plenty to read. So here you go. Don't say we never gave you anything. And shut the door already, were you born in a barn?
With Apple’s recent announcement of iCloud, many MobileMe users have been wondering what will happen to their current services once the switch to iCloud becomes official. An alleged email from Steve Jobs claims that iWeb sites hosted on MobileMe may bite the dust when Apple flips the iCloud switch. And even though Apple has already renewed everyone’s MobileMe registration until Jun 30, 2012, it’s no guarantee that MobileMe iWeb hosting will be available for that length of time. In the meantime, however, you might want to take the necessary precautions. We’ll show you how to begin the transition of your iWeb sites to a dedicated hosting solution.
There’s been some anxiety in the last week regarding MobileMe’s forthcoming transition to iCloud and what it will mean for some of the former service’s features -- such as hosting for iWeb-created websites. Short story even shorter, you’d better start looking for another place to host your websites if you rely on it.