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So, you want to install iWeb on your shiny new mac but, have noticed you cannot get iWeb from the App Store. You can however still get your hands on iWeb. Heres how:
1.) You will need a DVD copy of iLife ’09 or ’11
Both versions have the same version of iWeb
2.) you will need access to an optical drive ( to read the install DVD ) If you do not have an optical drive you will need to get one. I personally have the Apple usb Superdrive
3.) Install. I have already done the install instructions which can be found here
4.) Choose where are you are going to host (upload) your website. I have been using IX Web Hosting since June of 2008 with no issues. I have more info on them & a little video here:
1.) First download & install WowSlider
2.) Launch WowSlider & Add your images to WowSlider
3.) Click on Publish
4.) Click on the General tab & name your slider
5.) Click on the Images tab.
Here you can change the template (how it looks), image size, & the different transitions (how the images move)
The different transitions (how the images move):
6.) Click on the Publish tab.
Select publish to folder: If you click on the Browse button you can select where you save the WowSlider. I would suggest selecting the desktop so, it is easy to find. Also, select new folder.
7.) Upload the Folder to your web host with an FTP Program like CyberDuck.
8.) Visit the the uploaded folder. Here is my Sample.
9.) From here you will need to view the page source to get the HTML code:
in Safari you can right click or option click for a drop down menu. ( if running safari 6 you need to turn on the develop menu )
Select the text & paste the code into a new text edit document (makes editing the code easier):
Here is my Sample Code with what I changed to make it work in iWeb in Blue (
http://lilnitsch.netne.net/test_slider/) this will need to be changed to your web address
10.) In iWeb add a HTML Snippet & paste your code & click apply. And now your WowSlider should be working in iWeb
* for one reason or another the WowSlider doesn’t work on Dropbox another free option would be 000webhost.com
There will not be many people that are not aware that Apple changed the connection port in the iPhone 5 to a reversible 8 pin connector that they are calling Lightning Cable .
Since receiving my iPod Touch 5 on launch day I have had problems with the cable not charging my device and drawing to much power when plugged into my Mac.
I’m not the only person having these problems with the new cable that Apple is supplying, there are post over at Apple’s own support forums and MacRumors with similar problems.
My cable suffers with both the charging from a Apple wall charger, and when connecting to my brother’s MacBook Pro or my MacMini server.
When the cable is connected to the Apple wall charger, it didn’t start charging like the 30-pin connector did.
It was the same issue when connecting to my brother’s MacBook Pro or my MacMini server.
I get the following error:
Because a USB device was drawing to much power from your computer, one or more of your USB devices has been disabled.
To prevent damaging your computer, the USB device drawing too much power has been disabled. Other devices may also have been disabled. When you disconnect the device drawing too much power, your other USB devices will be enabled again.
The problem seems to be a cable issue rather than an iPhone 5 or iPod Touch 5 issue, with people reporting that using another Lightning cable works perfectly.
Apple have not yet commented on the issue, but it seems from their forums that they are replacing them with a 5 – 7 day turn round.
As soon as I get to speak to Apple Support, I’ll update you all with what happens.
*Update: took the iPod Touch & lightning cable w/receipt into the local Apple store & they just swapped it out for a new iPod in the box (ended up with an extra set of earpods)
Let me know in the comments below if you are having problems with your Lightning Cable.
For this you will need the iLife ’09 or ’11 installation DVD: Purchase iLife – iWeb
When you get to Installation Type: Click on the customize button at the bottom
Here the installation will allow you to choose which applications to install.
Select iWeb & click install. (iDVD can be installed at this point if you want. In that case you would select iWeb & iDVD then click install)
After the install is complete run “Software Update” from the apple menu or the app store. There will be some updates for iWeb/iDVD to allow them to work with the other iLife apps
iWeb is available on Amazon as part of the iLife ’09 or ’11 box set (iLife ’09 is a little cheaper and contains the same version of iWeb).
New computer showed up today installed the ram “memory” and now I am running updates & transferring my files. I have it plugged into my tv to get things going until my monitor shows up some time tomorrow afternoon.
Sorry, that I haven’t had many posts lately I finally am updating my machine. My 24″ iMac just isn’t getting the job done for me anymore the internal hard drive quit working about a year or so, ago and I have been running off of a external hard drive so, I broke down & ordered a MacMini Server which is suppose to arrive on Monday.
I will be installing 16GB of 1333MHz DDR3 memory KomputerBay (link below)
Dual 500GB (7200-rpm) hard drives
I plan on adding a Crucial 512GB SSD when I get some extra cash
Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory
- Thunderbolt port with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution
- HDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolution
- DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (included)
- Support for dual display and video mirroring
- Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
- Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
- HDMI port supports multichannel audio output
- Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
- Built-in speaker
Connections and Expansion
- Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps)
- FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
- Four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
- HDMI port
- SDXC card slot
- Gigabit Ethernet port
- Audio in/out
802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking4; IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
I will post some images and/or some video when it all comes together.
Mac OS X offers a number of useful options for taking screenshots—images of your screen, or parts of it—that you can use for how-to guides, for sharing with others, or even for sending to tech support. Here’s a quick look at those options, including some tricks for getting the best screenshots.
The simplest screenshot option is to snap an image of your entire screen. You do this by pressing Shift+Command+3. The resulting image is saved, one for each connected display, to your desktop with the name Screen Shot, followed by the date and time.
If you don’t want the entire screen, press Shift+Command+4. Your cursor changes to a marquee for selecting an area of the screen to capture, with the dimensions of the selected area appearing next to the marquee. Release the cursor button to take the shot.
But what if you want to take a snapshot of a particular object on the screen? Press the shortcut for a selection, Shift+Command+4, but instead of selecting an area, press the Space Bar. The marquee turns into a camera icon that highlights any object or interface element beneath it. Click the mouse button, and the highlighted item—and just that item—is captured in your screenshot.
A common issue I have is that I select a screen area, but it’s not quite the area I want. Instead of starting over, just press the spacebar—this lets you move the entire selection. If you let go of the spacebar, you can continue to resize your selection from there.
Mac OS X also offers some options for controlled resizing. Press the screen-selection shortcut and select an area of the screen, but then hold down the Shift key. This lets you resize your selection in a single dimension, horizontally or vertically, without changing the other dimension. If you need to resize in the other dimension, release the Shift key and then press it again to reset the axis lock.
You can also resize a selection rectangle proportionately. Just hold down the Option key, and drag the mouse cursor away from or towards the center of the rectangle. The rectangle retains its height-to-width ratio while resizing.
You can even combine all these special features for resizing and moving your selection in order to get the perfect screenshot framing.
What if you plan to edit your screenshot immediately? It turns out that if you add the _Control_ key to either your fullscreen or selection keyboard shortcut, instead of saving your screenshot as a file on the desktop, OS X copies the image to the clipboard. You can then paste it right into an image editor. Or you can just open OS X’s own Preview app and use the New From Clipboard command.