Jul 14

Ever wonder where that tiny little icon next to the address bar, or on the left side of a tab in a web browser comes from? This tiny image is known as a favicon. It allows websites to ‘brand’ their site in a web browser with their company logo or icon. You can easily add your own icon to your site made in EverWeb. This feature is available on the Site Publishing Settings page. Normally you would need to upload a 16×16 image labeled ‘favicon.ico’ but EverWeb takes care of all of this for you. Just select the image you want to use and publish your site. The video tutorial below will illustrate how to utilize this feature.

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Jul 10

One of EverWeb’s built-in widgets is the Image Slider. This widget allows you to create a slick looking slideshow on your website. Some people might use the image slider as a preview for a larger image gallery, or for other purposes such as a slideshow to show off their professional photographs. Whatever use you might have for the image slider, it is definitely a great addition to any website. EverWeb’s image slider widget is highly customizable so making it fit the design of your site is rather easy.

Below is a video tutorial that will show you how to use the image slider widget. From EverWeb’s latest major update (1.8) you can now make the image slider respond to the width of the browser. Let me know what you think of the image slider and what features you like/dislike or think needs to be added to it.

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Jun 20

My favourite new feature that was introduced in version 1.8 of EverWeb is the ability to make your site have full width design. In my opinion, this is taking the current sites that EverWeb users are producing and bringing them from a 90’s look and feel, right up to the standards of a modern website in 2015.

The old look of a website with a browser background that is a solid color or tileable pattern has seemed to become outdated. EverWeb now makes it very easy for people to begin taking their websites to the next level with a full width design.

If you are not sure what I am referring to when I mention full width design, a good example is the PayPal website. Here is a screenshot below.

Notice the image that spans the entire width of the browser. As well, the background for the pricing chart also spans the entire width of the browser. This is now possible to do in EverWeb.

Here is another example of what can be done, also from the PayPal website:

Notice the blue background that spans the width of the browser. This will continue to be the case even if the user widens the browser.

If you are interested in learning exactly how to accomplish this in EverWeb, check out the video tutorial that the EverWeb guys have posted.

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Have you had a chance to create a full width design in EverWeb? Post your URL below and share!

Aug 19

As a webmaster, one of your top priorities is to make sure that websites you are building for your business (or your clients) are as professional as they can be. Having a website that comes off as unprofessional, annoying, or something that looks like it was made by a child can cause a potential customer to look elsewhere.

Here I will outlined (in no particular order) 5 ways to make your website more professional.

1. Ditch the hit counter

Remember back in the 90’s when websites would compare their popularity with a chunky hit counter? Those went out of style along with Pogs and overalls. If your website still has a hit counter on it, consider removing it and replacing it with an invisible tracker such as Statcounter.com or Google Analytics.

2. Remove your splash page

Brick and mortar stores need to have doors. Your website does not. When a customer visits your website, don’t make them click a link to ‘enter’ your site. They are already on your site and should not require an extra click to get to the important part of your website. If you have a cool graphic that you don’t want to go to waste, you can always find a different place on your site to put it.

3. Speed up your site!

Does your site load slowly? Check your page’s speed by running your site through this test. If you get a very low score, consider speeding up your site by removing large images and fixing any errors that may be present.

Slow loading websites can cause impatient visitors to hit the back button. In addition, the speed of your site may have an effect on your website’s rankings in search engines.

4. Auto-load Audio

Many websites still have music (or videos) that play automatically when a user visits the page. This can be annoying to many users. Consider making your music not play automatically, but instead give the user the option of clicking on the play button themselves.

5. Mobile Friendly Website

A large number of users will be visiting your website on their mobile devices. Make sure that you have created a version of your website that is mobile friendly. This will create a much better user experience and will result in less users exiting your website from their mobile devices. EverWeb users should check out this video tutorial that will show you how to easily setup your mobile website in EverWeb.

Jun 11

RAGE Software released EverWeb 1.4 yesterday which includes many updates, one of which being the much anticipated image gallery captions feature. Since the launch of EverWeb, users – especially iWeb users – were eager to see an option for captions in the image gallery. The folks at EverWeb even got users excited by a popular Facebook post which gained a lot of “Likes” very quickly. Captions can now be added to each individual image in a gallery (Image Gallery widget).

Image Gallery Caption Feature in EverWeb

Image Gallery Caption Feature in EverWeb

Also included in the image gallery update is the ability to specify the number of images per page that you want. This is a big feature for users who have a large number of images in their galleries. Instead of having a really long page with say, 100 images, you can split that up into 5 ‘image pages’ of 20 images. You can easily navigate from one ‘image page’ to the next by clicking on the links that automatically appear right above the gallery (see image above).

Other items worth noting is that the captions are used as alternative text, so for those focusing on search engine optimization (SEO), you will definitely find this feature to be very useful. You can also now drag and drop multiple images into the image gallery’s assets list. Likewise, you can also delete multiple images at one time. You also have the option to show, or hide the social buttons in the image gallery’s slideshow.

Other enhancements put into EverWeb 1.4 is the ability to add multiple images at one time for the Image Slider widget. You can also deleted multiple images from this widget as well.

It is very exciting to see these improvements in EverWeb and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store. EverWeb really does appear to be a fantastic iWeb replacement, and it just keeps getting better and better.

Mar 11

The new version of EverWeb, brings a whole list of new enhancements. One of the more notable enhancements is the ability to password protect a website. Unlike iWeb which only let you password protect your entire site with just one password, EverWeb lets you password protect sections of your website with an unlimited number of usernames/passwords.

This is a great way to create a membership page that offers exclusive content to your visitors. You can provide unique usernames/passwords to anyone who purchases your products or services.

Note: Password protection is only available in the EverWeb with Hosting option.

Password protection works by protecting directories on your website. Press the Add Directory button in the toolbar at the bottom of the EverWeb window.

You can label it whatever you like, in our example we’ve chosen Members Only. You can also press the ‘Add Page’ button to add child pages to this directory. If a visitor tries to access any of these pages through their browser, they will be prompted for a username and password.

EverWeb Password Protection

Create a directory for Password Protection

Next, select the directory that was just created and select the ‘Page Settings’ tab in the Inspector. Scroll to the bottom of that tab until you see the Password Protection section. From there you can enter username and password combinations.

Add Passwords

Add Passwords

Usernames and Passwords are case sensitive.

Once you add your passwords you can publish your site. When a visitor visits this section of your site, they will be prompted for their username and password in order to access it.

Feb 13

Although Mavericks has been out for a while now, iWeb users who have not yet upgraded have been emailing me wondering if iWeb works properly on Mavericks (OS X 10.9).

The short answer is, yes it will work just as it does on Lion and Mountain Lion.

The long answer is that there is a growing number of features that have stopped working, and they are mostly related to MobileMe closing. These features include Google Maps, MobileMe Galleries, Password Protection, Blog search, and Blog commenting.

Although we have discussed some alternatives for the above such as how to add Google Maps to an iWeb site. The reality is that the work arounds are getting a bit tedious now.

In addition, iWeb will never support the newer features introduced with each operating system or hardware. For example, it is not possible to create Retina ready websites for iPhones, iPads and Retina MacBooks. New CSS techniques that let you properly style text without converting them to images and new, modern styling techniques will never be supported in iWeb. That’s a big shame and something that will hold back your website from its full potential.

As we’ve discussed before, EverWeb is a great iWeb alternative. Recently EverWeb introduced Master Pages which means you can design your site once and then apply that design to all pages on your site. When you want to update your site’s design, you just update the Master Page and your entire site is updated. This also means that re-designing your iWeb site in EverWeb just got much easier. Future updates to your site will also be much more manageable. You no longer have to go through each page on your site whenever you want to make a small design change.

As of this writing, EverWeb 1.3 is in beta testing and includes Password Protection (The ability to have unlimited passwords for different parts of your site, not just your entire site), 404 not found pages and direct FTP publishing.

My recommendation is that it’s time to replace iWeb with EverWeb. There is virtually no learning curve since they are very similar, EverWeb is actively developed for Mavericks and it includes more modern features that can benefit your website.

There is an iWeb to EverWeb video tutorial as well that can help you transfer your website.

Feb 05

As we have been discussing in previous posts, EverWeb is a new iWeb-like editor that will allow you to easily make your own website.  As I was talking to some small business owners last week, I was astounded to hear how much money they were spending on their websites, and nearly none of them we’re happy with the current site they had. It’s times like that I think we are lucky that we all know about iWeb and now EverWeb. Thousands of dollars can be saved by doing it yourself, and you just can’t put a price tag on having all the control over what gets done and how it gets done.

E-Commerce was a hot topic with iWeb, and this is no different with EverWeb. Luckily, adding e-commerce to an EverWeb made site is actually very easy to do using PayPal. All you will need is a free merchant account. You will be able to add Buy Now buttons, or even Add To Cart button’s that will allow users to add multiple items to their shopping carts before checking out. This is extremely useful for those of you that sell multiple items on your website. You can also use PayPal for adding Donate buttons, as well as subscription based payments.

If you do not like the default buttons that come with PayPal, you can upload your own custom buttons while creating the button on PayPal.

Here is a video tutorial that will actually show you the process of  setting up a basic add to cart button in PayPal. You may be surprised at just how easy it is.

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If you have any comments or questions, please let me know. If there are any requests for similar third-party additions to your EverWeb site, leave a comment below and let me know. I hope everyone is having as much fun with EverWeb as I am.

Dec 04

Web Clips provide an icon that will appear on iOS devices when a user chooses to save your website to their Home Screen.

You can try this yourself by opening a web page on your iPhone and press the Share button (middle button at the bottom of Safari on iOS 7). Then select the ‘Add to Home Screen’ button.

An icon will appear on your Home Screen that gives you quick access to your web site. If you want to provide your own icon for your web site you can do so with a Web Clip.

To add Web Clips in EverWeb is very easy.

First you need to actually create your web clip icon. Web clip icons should actually be in 4 different sizes for iPhones, Retina iPhones, iPads and Retina iPads. However, if you want to take a shortcut make just an icon that is 120 x 120 pixels. This is the size for Retina iPhones.

The optimal sizes for all four devices are as follows;

iPhone: 60×60 pixels
iPhone Retina: 120×120 pixels
iPad: 76×76 pixels
iPad Retina: 152×152 pixels

The web clip image should be saved in PNG format.

Next, save your default web clip image using the file name;


If you are creating images for all 4 devices you can name them as follows;

Next, drag all your PNG images into the assets list in EverWeb.

Then, select your web page name in the upper left hand corner to bring up the publishing settings. Where it says Head Code, paste the following;

If you have specified all 4 icons than ADD the following lines to the Head Code field;

<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="76x76" href="{!-ASSETSPATH-!}External%20Files/apple-touch-icon-iphone-retina.png">

<link rel=”apple-touch-icon” sizes=”120×120″ href=”{!-ASSETSPATH-!}External%20Files/apple-touch-icon-ipad.png”>

<link rel=”apple-touch-icon” sizes=”152×152″ href=”{!-ASSETSPATH-!}External%20Files/apple-touch-icon-ipad-retina.png”>

And that’s it!

You can load up your site on your phone and try it out.

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Nov 22

Unlike iWeb, EverWeb has built in support for many SEO features. For those still using iWeb, most of the features found in iWeb SEO Tool are actually built into EverWeb. This makes optimizing your EverWeb sites much easier.

This article will go over the basic meta tags that can easily be added in EverWeb.

When your website is opened in EverWeb go to the Inspector and select the Page Settings (first tab). From here you will see fields for your web page file name, title tag, and meta description. I’ll explain each of these below.

Meta Tags in EverWeb

Meta Tags in EverWeb

File names
Your web page file name is what will appear in the path bar at the top of your browser. For example, it will be show up as;

Website File Names

The file name in this case is filename.html

For file names you should include 1-3 keywords, separate by -‘s. So for example if your website sells computer widgets you may want to use;


All your files names should be unique and related to the content on the page. Your default page (the first page listed in EverWeb’s web page list) will always be named index.html no matter what is entered in here.

Title Tags
The title tag is what appears at the very top of your web browser and in search engine result pages when someone searches for your website.

It is important for title tags to contain your most important keywords yet be short and enticing so searchers would want to click it if it appeared in their search results.

A good title tags contains 2-5 characters and is no more than 140 characters long. For example;

Computer Widgets – Florida’s Top Widget Maker

A good idea is to have your city name if you are a local company.

Web Page Description
Your web page description is hidden from your visitors when they visit your page but it is what appears underneath your title tag in search engines.

A good description relates to your web page and contains some of your important keywords. It also entices people to click your link when it appears in search engines.

Descriptions should be kept relatively short and only contain about 2-3 sentences.

Web Page Keywords
Web page keywords used to be used a long time ago by search engines to rank your web site. These days they aren’t used much and can actually hurt your rankings. For example, Bing will use them detect keyword spam if you use too many unrelated keywords in there. It is best NOT to use the meta keywords tag. It has been left out of EverWeb for that reason.

In our next post we’ll dive deeper into search engine optimization tips for your EverWeb website.

Nov 13

In order to add Google Analytics to your iWeb website you needed an external tool such as iWeb SEO Tool.

With EverWeb, it’s so much simpler!

In fact, you can add pretty much any third party code directly within the application. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add Google Analytics specifically.

Google Analytics is a free service offered by Google that tracks visitors to your website. It can tell you where they came from, their location, what pages they visited on your site and so much more. It is a very powerful visitor analytics tool.

Your first step is to login to your Google account or create one if you don’t have one already. If you use any Google service you can use that account for your analytics.

Select the “Sign Up” button under “Start Using Google Analytics”. If asked, you should go with the Universal Analytics option (which should be selected by default). Enter the required details and press the “Get Tracking ID” button at the bottom of the page.

Now you’ll see a new screen that has your Analytics tracking code that must be entered on your website.

Google Analytics Tracking Code

You are going to have to copy the text in the field labeled “This is your tracking code. Copy and paste it into the code of every page you want to track.” This is what you will be adding to your website.

Next, open your website up in EverWeb. Select your website name in the upper left corner of the window as indicated in the image below. Then in the Head Code field paste your Google Analytics code.

EverWeb Publish Settings

Once you have done that publish your site. Your Google analytics will start tracking within 24 hours.

Nov 02

It’s finally here! EverWeb, the iWeb replacement app that has been in testing for a while now is finally available.

If you love iWeb, you’ll love EverWeb. It’s like iWeb on steroids. It features;

  • Built in search engine optimization features
  • Drop down menus
  • HTML5 Video
  • Drop down navigation menus
  • Slick image sliders
  • Cool mouse transitions
  • And much more…

We’ll write up a full review soon but for now, get your free trial copy to check it out.

Jan 16

If you recall from a post I made about one month ago, there were rumours circulating about a possible iWeb replacement on the way.

The rumours have been confirmed, and the iWeb replacement will be called EverWeb.

EverWeb will be demoed at this years MacWorld/iWorld show in San Francisco.

Users can ‘Like’ the EverWeb Facebook page, and interact with the app’s developers, and other highly excited future users.

Dec 13

According to All About iWeb an iWeb replacement is on its way.

This is extremely exciting news! We have all been waiting for an iWeb replacement since Apple has had no plans to update the current version and there is nothing that really comes close to what iWeb offered. It could even be iWeb itself, but we won’t know until more information is released.

You can sign up to be notified when the iWeb replacement is released.

Let’s hope this is actually what we have been waiting for! Leave your comments below if you are excited as I am.

Nov 23

RAGE Software just emailed their latest video tutorial which is based off of their popular short URL video. This new video shows iWeb users how to get rid of the redirect in iWeb (you know how typing in your domain redirects it to a longer URL). If you are interested in getting rid of your redirect, take a look at this tutorial to learn how. Let me know what you think. The application shown in the video is iWeb SEO Tool.

Oct 18

As we all know, iWeb, though fully functioning, is no longer being further developed by Apple. AllAboutiWeb has started a good discussion on what users would like to see in a potential iWeb alternate/replacement. I encourage everyone to head on over there and participate in that discussion. My source from AllAboutiWeb has told me there is a reason for this question, however, nothing has been confirmed, so it is just a rumour as of now.

Leave your comment on All About iWeb

Sep 24

RAGE Software recently published a tutorial on making a mobile version of your website. The tutorial is a great resource as many users have been looking for step-by-step instructions on setting up a mobile version of your site. The tutorial shows you how to setup the page in iWeb so that it is mobile ready, and then gives you some basic tips on creating the mobile site. But most important of all, the tutorial will show you how to set it up so that when a user visits your site on an iPhone or Android, the browser will recognize the device and automatically forward the user to the mobile version of the site. Watch the tutorial below and try for yourself.

Aug 21

Since MobileMe has been shut down users are now finding that their Google Maps widget no longer works. It will show a “MobileMe is Closed” image instead of your actual Google Map as shown;

mobileme is closed

MobileMe is Closed

Fortunately this is an easy issue to fix. Instead of using the Google Maps widget you’ll have to use the HTML Snippet Widget;

Add Google Maps With an HTML Widget

Add Google Maps to your iWeb site With an HTML Widget

  1. Go to https://maps.google.com
  2. Enter your location in the search field
  3. Enter Google Maps Address

    Enter Google Maps Address

    3) Select the “link” button. It looks like a Chain link and is on the left hand side of the window

    Select Link

    4) Copy the code that says “Paste HTML to embed in website” into an HTML Widget in iWeb

    Copy Google Maps Code to HTML Widget

    Copy Google Maps Code to HTML Widget

    And that’s all there is to it. So you can continue to use Google Maps even though MobileMe has been discontinued. You will have to go through your iWeb site and delete all of your Google Maps Widgets and replace them with HTML Widgets.

May 31

I hope by now, you have found a new place to host your iWeb website. With just 30 days left of MobileMe, it is important to make the switch as soon as possible.

If you’ve read this blog before, you will notice that I recommend using RAGE Web Hosting as your replacement web host. Over the last few months, RAGE has put together some great articles and video tutorials that give MobileMe users more insight into the changeover from MobileMe. Most importantly, RAGE has been doing a great job illustrating why iWeb users need to switch to a new host, and how to do it so that it is an easy and seamless transfer. Below are a few of these resources that I have found to be most important and crucial for any iWeb user who is still using MobileMe.

Edit: One more thing I’d like to add is that for those of you familiar with iWeb SEO Tool, the program is no longer available for free, so RAGE will provide users signed up to their hosting for at least one year with a free serial number. Take advantage of this offer while it is available.

Leaving MobileMe but still retaining some of its features

Transferring a domain from GoDaddy to RAGE

RAGE Web Hosting FAQ

RAGE’s hosting sign up wizard

Also, keep in mind that you can visit their website, and wait about 60 seconds for a popup to appear that will allow you to live chat with a RAGE agent. You can ask them any question you want and they’ll be able to answer you. I hope everyone takes this switch seriously, as it will be a real shame to see what happens come June 30 and many website’s go down without people even realizing.

If you have any questions about switching from MobileMe to a hosting company, feel free to ask in the comments section.

Feb 28

So we’ve spoken about SEO and RAGE Software’s iWeb SEO Tool before, but RAGE Software recently posted a video about their much more powerful SEO app called SEIntelligence. The video basically outlines what SEIntelligence is all about and how an iWeb user can greatly benefit from it. So since the video tells you pretty much everything you need to know, I’ll let you take a look and see for yourself.

Just a quick note: SEIntelligence is available to purchase on RAGE Software’s store, or the Mac App Store for $199.95, but for those of you who wish to purchase it at 25% off, just leave a response in the comments section and a rep from RAGE Software will send you an e-mail with the discount link. This is a limited quantity offer, so post your comment as fast as you can. Also be sure to leave your e-mail address as a way for them to contact you.

Jan 31

MobileMe’s days are numbered, and many of you have been inquiring about what will be happening to your website. Plain and simple, you need a new web host. My advice to you is don’t procrastinate, get this done as soon as possible. You will be thankful you did later on. Here is a quick video tutorial that will show you how to transfer your site from MobileMe to a real web hosting company. If anyone has any further questions, just let me know and I will do my best to help out.

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As we inch closer and closer to the final days of MobileMe, many iWeb users should now be looking for a real hosting company to host their websites for them. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to easily move your website from MobileMe to a real web host.

The first thing you will need to do is sign up for hosting. To do this, go to ragesw.com and click on Web Hosting. Then click on the Sign Up Now button. In this first step, you can either register a new domain name if you do not already have one, or you can transfer your domain over to RAGE Web Hosting. If you are not familiar with what a domain is, google.com, and apple.com are both domains.

So if you want to register a new domain, type in the name in the first box under the Register a new domain option. You can also select the extension for the domain by clicking on this drop down menu.

If you are transferring a domain, click on the second option to transfer existing domain to RAGE Web Hosting and  type in your domain. When you are all done, click the Click to Continue button. You should see the domain you typed, and the Status reading Available. Then click the Click to Continue button.

On the next page, you will see some information about the services you will be getting. The drop down menu next to Billing Cycle will allow you to select how long you want to sign up to hosting for.

You can read through the remaining configurable options and check off anything else that you want to add to your order. When you are done, click on the Update Cart button.

On the next page, you will need to enter your EPP code. An EPP code, or authorization code, is a security code that verifies that you are the actual owner of the domain you are trying to transfer.

You can obtain this code by logging into your account where you purchased your domain from. You should be able to find the code by browsing around, or you can e-mail your current registrar and ask them to give you the code, and to also unlock your domain so you can transfer it.

Once you obtain the code, simply key it in and click on Update Cart. From there you will be able to checkout and order your hosting.

A few notes on some of the things I just mentioned. Firstly, I didn’t show the process for people who are just buying a new domain. That is because it is very straight forward and you won’t need any help with it. Second, if you are having trouble obtaining your EPP code, you can just e-mail RAGE Web Hosting and they will help you get it.

After you have signed up, you will receive your signup e-mails from RAGE Web Hosting. In one of those e-mails, you will see an e-mail that looks similar to this one. These are the FTP login details. All we need to do with these is plug them into the corresponding fields on the iWeb publish page. It’s always a good idea to click the Test Connection button to ensure you copied and pasted everything correctly. If you transferred your domain, make sure to follow the instructions in the Domain Name Details section of the e-mail, as you will need to update your name servers to indicate that RAGE Web Hosting is hosting your site as well as housing it.

And that’s it. Once you publish your site, you can then visit your website on your new web host.

Jan 18

Having a website doesn’t mean your responsibilities end with creating a nice site that is easy for users to navigate through, and hopefully purchase something, or call you to buy your products or services. A majority of the time, users coming to your site will not buy something, or will not make that phone call. But some users might like what they see and are curious to learn more in the future. Keeping these users close by is important and could eventually lead to that sale. Colllecting those user’s e-mail addresses is almost as important as collecting their money.

So for iWeb users, what is an easy way for you to do this? MailShoot, a mailing list manager by RAGE Software makes it really easy for iWeb users to collect e-mail addresses from their website visitors. In MailShoot, you can send out e-mails to your entire mailing list, or certain segments of your list. RAGE Software just released an update to MailShoot recently and the user interface has become very easy to work with.

Watch this video tutorial to see how to add the signup form to your site in iWeb.

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Jan 10

By now, you have most likely heard of Google’s social networking platform known as Google Plus. But what you might now have noticed yet is that Google Plus can influence what a user sees in the search results.

Let’s use an example to illustrate this. Phillip and Joffrey are friends on Google Plus. Phillip is searching for a laptop to buy online. He finally finds a site (after much shopping around) and decides to place an order. When Phillip’s laptop arrives, he is so happy with the quality, speed, and service of the website that he decides to go back to Google, and he locates the exact same site in a search result, and clicks on the little Plus 1 button next to the URL.

Just like linking to a site, Phillip has essentially voted for, or recommended this website. A few months later, Joffrey is looking for a laptop too. During his Google search, he is now seeing the exact same site that Phillip purchased from. But this site now appears higher in the search results for Joffrey, and even tells him that his pal Phillip recommends this website. Joffrey clicks on the link, likes what he sees and buys a laptop from the site. This all happened because Phillip recommended a site, and without the two even communicating really, Joffrey saw that website and made a purchase.

So what does this mean for you? Well, your iWeb sites can also be recommended by people, not just in the search result, but on the actual site as well. This is a no brainer, and a must-do for all website owners. Luckily, adding a Google Plus button to an iWeb site is pretty easy. Watch the video below to learn how to do it. I highly recommend everyone with an iWeb site to do this. Even if you don’t think Google Plus is popular now, you will thank me later!

Jan 04

iWeb websites are made with many images and other heavy media objects. This causes the site to load fairly slow in a user’s browser (if you haven’t noticed this yet, load an iWeb site in a browser and you will see).

The problem with this is that the internet has become so fast that people’s patience has decreased. Google has even stated that the speed at which a site loads is now taken into consideration when ranking a website.

This poses a problem for virtually all iWeb websites. An extremely large majority of iWeb sites will load much slower than the average website. You can even check your site’s loading time if you have a Google Webmaster Tools account.

So how do we fix this problem? The solution is actually a lot easier than you might think. An application called WebCrusher allows you to simply drag and drop your website folder, click one button and have your entire iWeb website ‘optimized’ to load significantly faster in a web browser.

I have embedded a quick video tutorial below which will show you how easy it is to use WebCrusher on an iWeb website. I highly recommend this application for all iWeb users. Personally, I hate waiting for a site to load, and I have been guilty in the past of clicking the back button just because a site loaded slowly.

Dec 03

Have you ever wanted to sell products on your website? Ever wonder how you can possibly collect money from people in the middle of the night while you are sleeping? Think it can’t be done with iWeb? Think again!

Adding e-commerce to an iWeb website does not have to be a tricky thing. Using PayPal gives your website visitors a familiar method for payment, while offering you an easy way to integrate e-commerce into your iWeb website. The video tutorial below will walk you through the necessary steps needed to add e-commerce to an iWeb website. It’s easy to do and can be done by anyone!

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Nov 28

Uers look at the address bar in their web browser and see their URL which might look something like this


There is a very easy way to change this URL to appear much cleaner. The end result will have your URL look something like


which is much shorter, and much cleaner looking.

Take a look at this video tutorial which will show you how to easily do this. All you need is iWeb SEO Tool, which is available to download for free! This extremely popular video over 5000 views and many iWeb users have been utilizing this method for making their URLs shorter.

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Nov 25

As we inch closer and closer to the June 2012 end of MobileMe, it is time to begin considering switching our websites to a professional hosting company.  iWebUnlimited users are invited to sign up to RAGE Web Hosting for 50% off!

Sign up on a 3 year plan and receive hosting for $3.50/month, plus get a free domain and a free license to iWeb to WordPress.

That’s a $300 value, all yours for just $126. A savings of $174! You’ll only find this offer available here, on iWebUnlimited.com

Note: This offer expires November 28th 2011. Only available to first time RAGE Web Hosting users. Enter promo code BLACK

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Nov 24

Hi Everyone! My name is Jeremy and I will be taking over iWebUnlimited for Jason. Jason has done such a great job with the site and I am extremely happy to be able to have this opportunity to fill his shoes. I have run other mac software video tutorial site for a few years now, and have done work, and continue to do a lot of work with RAGE Software. I have made hundreds of video tutorials on iWeb for both AppTorial and RAGE Software, including the popular SEO For iWeb Walkthrough Video Tutorial. RAGE Software has been an integral part of the iWeb community for many many years, offering the well known free tool called iWeb SEO Tool. I will be discussing many of RAGE Software’s products and services during my tenure with iWebUnlimited, and hope to show iWeb users how using these products will make their lives a lot easier.

I hope to add a lot more to this ever growing site of amazing iWeb tips and tricks. You might notice some edits at the top of older posts. This is just my way of keeping those posts up to date with the most current methods, and simplistic approaches to accomplishing the goals set out in each tutorial.

I know there is some panic right now about the future of iWeb, and I want everyone to know where I stand on this matter. While Apple might no longer continue to develop iWeb, it is still the best option available in terms of drag and drop or WYSIWYG editors for the Mac. As long as you have iWeb on your computer, there is no need to find an alternate web builder right now. I will do my best to keep everyone up to date on this matter, as things will most definitely change in the future (as they normally do). But for the time being, my recommendation to iWeb users is to not panic, and continue using iWeb as you normally do. Use this site and your other available resources to continue to produce the best possible website you can.

If you are a MobileMe user, please know that your account with MobileMe will be expiring in June of 2012. This means you will need to find a new web host very soon. I encourage everyone to do this sooner rather than later. My personal opinion is that if your site is for a business, you should not be using MobileMe as a web host. In previous posts, Jason has recommend RAGE Web Hosting, which I also highly recommend. RAGE Web Hosting is the only hosting company on the market that provides users with iWeb support. As an iWeb user, that type of support is so rare  and so important. Having experienced other web hosts before, I can safely say that you will not be disappointed using RAGE.

That is all for now. To finish off, once again, I am extremely happy to be here, and I look forward to discussing iWeb related topics with you all!

Nov 06

Vanilla Forums in iWeb

Edit: For those of you who find this tutorial to be a bit too advanced, here is an extremely easy way to add a forum to your iWeb website.

Original Article: So most all of us have used forums before. It’s a great way to spark discussion on your site as well as create a community so people with similar interests can communicate with others. You probably have visited our iWeb Forum and gotten your iWeb questions answered there before.  Well this post is all about getting a forum into your iWeb site.  If you have a site that you think could benefit to provide a forum, here is the absolute easiest way to do so. Continue reading »

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Sep 05

If you currently have your website/blog in Apple’s iWeb, you best be making plans to move it to a new web platform.  Of course this platform being WordPress.  This post is for users who have a website/blog that has been created in iWeb and are looking for a solution to move their site.  Many people have been blogging with iWeb and using the MobileMe comments to bring discussion to their blog.  Well, Apple has announced that they will be removing the MobileMe publishing service directly aimed at those iWeb users who currently use MobileMe as a publishing platform.  That means that the iWeb users need to find a new home for their website/blog created in iWeb. Not only do iWeb users need to find a new host, but perhaps a whole new web platform because it seems that iWeb will unfortunately not be developed any further by Apple. So we realize the problem and see that we need to move iWeb to a different web platform such as WordPress.  Well the solution comes from Rage Software.  Rage Software has recently released some software that will do just that.  It will convert your iWeb site content ready to import into WordPress.  This is big because as soon as MobileMe goes away, so will all your comments that were posted on MobileMe as well.  So this is a great tool to save all that content and move it to the WordPress.

Here’s a video on how it works:

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You can learn more about it by clicking here:

Visit Rage Software iWeb to WordPress Page

Then to learn all about WordPress visit our brand new site called Learn2Wordpress.com to learn all about how to build and create websites with WordPress.

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