“I was curious in trying iWeb 06 because I wanted to find out if this software was only compatible through Apple’s .Mac storage solution. While iWeb 06 does generate all of the files necessary and .Mac users will appreciate the one click publishing capability, there is no option to set up a FTP connection to your web server. If you don’t have a .Mac account, you will have to publish your site to a local folder then upload all of those files to your web server manually,” Don Lee reports for TeckMagazine.
Lee reports, “Even though this manual process takes a little more effort, the displayed results will appear the same way. Surprisingly, the website I designed using Apple’s About Me template displayed beautifully on my Mac and Windows computers using various web browsers. On the Mac, I used Safari 2.0, Mozilla Firefox 1.5, recent build of Camino and Opera. In Windows, I tested my site using Internet Explorer 6, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 and Opera 8.51. I also tested the site’s appearance in the latest Mac and Windows versions of America Online’s internal web browser. To my surprise, my iWeb presentation appeared fine in all browsers and on both platforms.”
Lee reports, “The program’s interface is sleek and very easy to understand. You can build a basic website within minutes and importing content such as images and video clips is aseasy as dragging and dropping it to its assigned areas on the webpage. The image editing features only require you to select the image on the page. Once selected, you can modify the image’s appearance with iWeb’s image controls. Change the brightness, contrast, color and more can all be done through the program’s interface.”
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