1. HTML snippet
Although iWeb is designed to be a easy to use app to create personal and small sites for organizations, it has the ability to be much more than the built-in templates by giving you the ability to put in HTML snippets. This is great when you want to embed a video on your site from another site or some other widget from a different site. Just go to your Widgets tab and drag the HTML Snippet onto your page where you want the content to appear and then paste in the HTML embed code that you copied.
When iWeb first came out the only hosting service that you could upload to directly was .mac (MobileMe), now iWeb lets you upload to any hosting company via FTP. This is GREAT!
3. YouTube 16×9
Although there is an existing YouTube snippet I prefer using the HTML Snippet instead because it allows me to keep the movie in widescreen mode (16:9) by using the YouTube embed code instead of the URL in the YouTube widget (which is 4:3 aspect).
4. Update Facebook
If you're a Facebook user you can iWeb automatically post to your wall that you've updated your website. Just check the box on Site Publishing Settings page.
5. Design your own page
Although the templates are nice, you can start with a blank page and design it anyway you want with your own images, snippets and text. Just add a Blank page to your site and go to town.
6. Use a MobileMe Gallery
iWeb does a great job in allowing you to build photo pages right in the app itself. However, if you're already publishing your photos up to MobileMe, there's no reason to reinvent the wheel and to have to keep to sites updated. Just drag the MobileMe Widget onto your page and choose the gallery you want to use from the popup.
7. Edit on another Mac
iWeb is designed to use only on one Mac. Although you can certainly have iLife installed on multiple Macs, you iWeb sites actually are contained in a special file. In order to edit your sites on a different Mac you'll need to copy the "Domain" file located in your User Folder->Library->Application Support->iWeb folder. The Domain file contains all of your sites and work that you've done.
8. Multiple sites
You can create as many iWeb sites as you want. The key is that each site has to have a different name especially if you're going to publish them to the same service (ie MobileMe). To Create a New Site choose New Site from the File menu. Pick whichever template you want and then change the name in the Publish Site Settings as well as choose which way you want to publish the site.
9. Get more templates
The iWeb templates feature is what really makes iWeb so easy to use. However, if everyone uses the same templates then all of our sites will start to look alike. So go get some more templates. Here's a site that has some.
10. Add an RSS feed
If you want to include feeds from sites outside of iWeb you can easily add them to your pages via the RSS feed widget. For example, my blog is a WordPress blog because I needed more power than what iWeb offers. However, it's nice to have my most recent articles appear directly on my website via the RSS widget.
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