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How-To: Build Your First Site in iWeb

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In this iWeb video tutorial you’ll learn how to import content, create links, embed a video and publish your website.

If you’re planning to build your own site, Apple’s iWeb is an easy way for you to get into web-design and launch your first online project. With a little practice, you can be the webmaster of your own domain in no time.

This tutorial is all about getting you comfortable with iWeb. To show you how easy it is to create professional looking sites, I created the site for my new iPhone game using iWeb:

Rather than use a pre-set template, we’re going to dive right in and recreate the Cosmo Kid website. Before you start the tutorial, make sure to download the Cosmo Kid Content Pack (ZIP, 274 KB), it’s got all the parts you’ll need to build the site.

Check out the video after the jump, or view the full-size, full-resolution video here (MOV, 135MB).

12 Responses to “How-To: Build Your First Site in iWeb”

  1. The problem with iWeb is that you cannot see how the site you are publishing is incorporated onto the host site. One solution I have found for this problem and could be a solution to the previous listed question on this site is, use a different FTP software that gives you a view of your website directory folder. You can then remove the folder from the site. I use Fetch and some other free FTP sites, that I cannot remember their names.

  2. Rachel Massa

    How do you do a “Subscribe to Newsletter” on an iWeb site? My family wants to subscribe to our blog, but their not RSS feed users. Would rather just get a list of email addresses of people who want to sign up and then send an email when an update is made. Does anyone have any thoughts?

  3. Looking at KC’s sites they look pretty good.

    Any comments on why would someone (like me now) study HTML/CSS etc etc unless you want to be a programmer, IF you can just do these with tools as iWeb!!!…no?

  4. creating the site is the easy part, actually removing it is the tricky bit. seems Apple forgot about that and just assumed that whatever site you created and hosted with your Mobileme account you’d want to keep forever – wrong.