Your iWeb sites are stored in what is called an iWeb Domain file (.sites2 or .sites file type) which by default is stored in your Library–>Application Support–>iWeb–>Domain
However, in Lion (Mac OS X 10.7) & Mountain Lion (Mac OS X 10.8) the Library was hidden from the user. Here is how to access it again:
Click on the desktop, then use the GO menu then, hold the “option” key on the keyboard.
I had split my original iWeb domain a few years ago & had got into the habit of creating a new domain for each site I design. However, after updating to OS X Lion “10.7” & later “10.8” no matter which domain I double clicked on they all seem to just open the last site I was working on in Snow Leopard “10.6.8”
If you have more than 1 iWeb domain file you will need to use the iWeb Multi-domain tool.
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So, I installed OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion today and I am happy to report that it seems to be running the same as it had in OS X 10.7 Lion. After I turned on dictation “located in your system preferences” I was pleasantly surprised that Dictation works in iWeb.
If you have more than 1 iWeb domain file you will need to use the iWeb Multi-domain tool. Here is the link:
Sorry, the dictation portion of the video is a little choppy. I need a new machine.
And if you haven’t got a 3rd party web host yet I would suggest IX Web hosting.
I have been using IX Web hosting for several years with little to no problems “usually the problem was something I did” and they have been quick to solve any issue I have come across. The have plans that start at $3.95 a mo (USD) and their customer service is top notch.
Mountain Lion gets released, with Messages, Notification Center, systemwide Sharing, and more. Built in iCloud to keep customers’ content up to date.
Banished from the iLife suite starting with the 2011 revision, iWeb is fully compatible with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, an up and coming version of Apple’s desktop operating system currently in beta testing.
iWeb 3 has been tested on OS X Mountain Lion “10.8” and that we’re “glad to announce that iWeb 3 is fully compatible with [the] upcoming Apple desktop operating system.”
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They provide nearly everything needed for a business website. They use H-Sphere control panel, which is good. H-Sphere is not as popular as cPanel but it is simple, easy to use and does almost everything needed for a normal website. Firewall Protection, Spam filtering, Website Templates etc. are standard with all packages. Also, they offer free domain names with all plans.
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We have been monitoring our site hosted with IX, using a third party service provider. Screen shot below shows the uptime details for the year 2008.
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IX Web offer toll free(US only) 24/7 support lines, support chat and support tickets. Toll free lines could have waiting time of up to 30 mts., which is not really that bad. They do reply to support tickets in time as well. Even though the support is fast, there has been reports that the support technicians are sometimes not very competitive. Probably this is not the case always, but there are reports of support tickets not giving the exact information requested. We must add, these kind of things happens for almost every host and sometimes only the bad things get reported.
After you finish with a new iWeb site, you can publish your site by using third party Web host (I use IX WebHosting plans start at $3.95 a mo).
You specify where your iWeb site will be published from the Site Properties screen. Click the site name in the Site Organizer to display the Publish To pop-up menu. iWeb offers the following publishing options:
Choose where to publish your site.
Publish to MobileMe: This is no longer an option (I use IX WebHosting plans start at $3.95 a mo).
Publish to FTP Server: This publishing option provides you with a completely different collection of settings on the Site Properties screen. You’ll need to furnish iWeb with your Web server’s FTP settings (which should be furnished to you by the host) and your site’s address (or URL).
Publish to a Local Folder: The final publishing option creates a folder on your hard drive that contains all the files to display your Web site. Once again, you must supply the site URL as it will appear on the Internet after you copy or upload the site files to the server. This option allows you access the the HTML files incase you want to add code like, Google Analytics
After you’ve set the type of publishing the site will use, it’s time to take care of business! Click the site to select it in the Site Organizer and then click the Publish Site button on the toolbar. The application takes care of everything else, automatically uploading all pages and media (if you chose the FTP publishing) or saving them on your hard drive (if you chose the Local Folder option).
In a hurry? You can elect to publish just the changes necessary to update your site: Instead of clicking the Publish Site button on the toolbar, click the File menu and choose Publish Site Changes.
For one reason or another the WowSlider doesn’t work on Dropbox another free option would be 000webhost.com
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Also, in Mountain Lion safari has moved things around. To view the source code you may need to enable the develop menu then select show page source. You can also right click or control click for a drop down menu & show page source:
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Mountain Lion users having issues installing the Wowslider app. Getting the message: “WowSlider can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer”
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