Tuesday, February 27, 2007

5. iweb Overview and Publishing

Use iWeb to create websites and blogs — complete with podcasts, photos, and movies — and get them online, fast. Just drag, drop, and design with your choice http://www.apple.com/ilife/iweb/

Take a Tour http://www.apple.com/ilife/quicktour/iweb/ and watch a multimedia tour http://www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials/iweb/iw1-1.html

To use iweb and post you will need a a .Mac membership.
Free Trial http://www.apple.com/dotmac/ (60 days) or join.

Apple-designed Templates
Let iWeb help you build a beautiful website in minutes using Apple-designed templates. Just choose a website theme that fits your style. Each theme offers page templates for “About Me,” photo album, blog, podcast, and movie pages, so you’ll always have the perfect place for your content.

iLife Media Browser
Every website needs content. Your podcast page needs audio. Your photo page needs images. Your blog needs links to your favorite music. And that’s why iWeb needs the iLife Media Browser.

Use iWeb to start your own weblog and add new entries as easily as writing an email. Choose a blog template, type in your own text, and drag in photos from the iLife Media Browser. iWeb takes care of everything else, setting up navigation for your blog, creating a summary page, and adding an entry archive. iWeb also handles the RSS feed for your blog, so anyone can subscribe. And when you’re done adding an entry, just one click publishes your blog via .Mac. http://www.apple.com/ilife/iweb/features/blogging.html

When it comes time to take your podcasts live, iWeb gives you a simple, stylish way to do it. Either send your podcast to iWeb from GarageBand or start in iWeb with a podcast page template and drag your podcast in from the iLife Media Browser. Type over placeholder text to add a brief description of your podcast, then click once to publish it to the Internet using your .Mac account. iWeb takes care of the RSS feed for your podcast and lets you submit podcasts to the iTunes Music Store, where anyone can listen and subscribe. http://www.apple.com/ilife/iweb/features/podcasting.html

One-click .Mac Publishing
Sharing your website with the world is now one-click simple. With iWeb and a .Mac membership, you can publish your entire website — complete with blog entries, photo albums, links to Photocasts, movies, and podcasts — to the Internet in a single click. No configuration, no hassle. Just click “Publish” and iWeb automatically publishes your entire site to the Internet, where anyone with a web browser can see it. iWeb even lets you announce your website via email so friends and family stay in the loop. http://www.apple.com/ilife/iweb/features/publishing.html

SUMAMRY of Postings Steps reviewed in class. Please post at home Sunday morning and share your url here in the comments section for your classmates to see.

1. Creating the Account
Create your mac account
URL=http://www.apple.com/dotmac/ Trial or Join
** note your username and PW (example mmarotta@mac.com)
Using your .mac account http://www.mac.com
** You can also publish/FTP to your Internet Service Provider (comcast, school, etc)

2. From iweb on your mac
iweb – on your computer - URL web.mac.com/username (created with iweb) sw on computer
3. Make the page (podcast, blog or other) *You will be prompted for this in step 7

GO to iweb on the mac and create

5. In Garageband
Open the podcast (created in class yesterday)
6. Pick Share it by selecting Share Podcast to iweb Menu
7. iweb will pop up (if multiple pages) and ask where to put it (this was covered above in Step 3)
8. Click publish at the bottom of the page and View
9. Note the URL and post it in the comments section of this blog post.

Our new .mac Group for this class is http://groups.mac.com/ilife_classroom (Note you will need to login with our .mac account name). Once your account expires you can still access the groups. Thanks to Laurie! Laurie's website with our group pictures at http://homepage.mac.com/lbp/ilife_class


Mary Marotta said...

1. Leslie's site http://web.mac.com/lbcarroll

2. Lizette

3. Laurie

Mary Marotta said...

Denise's Garden and Butterfly site is ready http://web.mac.com/denise22rrp/iWeb/Site/Blog/Blog.html