Oct 31

It’s surprising while scanning the number of people who have held on to iWeb after all this time.

A quick visit to the Apple Discussion forums still shows some people have stayed with iWeb.

Although there are a bunch of options for building a website these days, the overwhelming consensus has been to switch to EverWeb because of the similarities to iWeb and the company behind it, a long time supporter of iWeb.

I think a lot of users have been holding out for the much anticipated blogging feature in EverWeb 2.0. Fortunately it looks like the long wait is over, EverWeb 2.0 will include the popular blogging request.

According the above link, what interests me the most is the ability to import WordPress and iWeb blog post data.

I have been considering switching this website over to EverWeb and it looks like with the impending EverWeb 2.0 release with blogging support, it may just be the time to do it.

So if you’ve been holding out on making the switch it may be about time to take another look at EverWeb, especially with the latest iWeb issues on macOS Sierra.

What has kept you sticking with iWeb? Are you waiting for the EverWeb blogging 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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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;

apple-touch-icon.png

If you are creating images for all 4 devices you can name them as follows;
apple-touch-icon.png
apple-touch-icon-iphone-retina.png
apple-touch-icon-ipad.png
apple-touch-icon-ipad-retina.png

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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