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Take Control of iWeb: iLife '08

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Learn how to make useful, attractive Web sites with iWeb! Apple'siWeb aims to help you build an attractive Web site quickly andeasily, but not all of iWeb's features are fully explained. If youwant step-by-step instructions and plenty of time-saving tips, Webpro Steve Sande can help. In Take Control of iWeb, Stevewalks you through all the steps for building an iWeb site anduploading it to .Mac or to another Web host. You can look over hisshoulder as he enhances iWeb's templates with a designer's eye,using tools like masks, reflections, and Instant Alpha. Steveteaches you the best ways to make all types of iWeb pages-includingblog, podcast, photo, and movie pages-and he covers topics that gobeyond the basics and way beyond the online help. You'll learn howadd special elements to your site: iPhoto albums and galleries,YouTube videos, Google AdSense ads, Google maps, and forms thatintegrate with Google Docs. You'll also find coverage of how toedit graphics so your site loads faster, how to import podcasts andvideos, how to make image maps, and even ideas for working withCafePress, Google Checkout, and Zen Cart to create an online store.Read this book to learn the answers to questions such as:

  • How do I create graphical effects like those in the aboveclickable images?

  • What are smart guidelines for naming sites and Web pages?

  • What's the deal with iWeb Domain files?

  • What URL will my home page end up with?

  • How do I create an RSS feed for my blog?

  • How do I make an image map? (There is a way!)

  • Can I create an entire online store with iWeb?

  • How do I edit a graphic so its background color matches thecolor of my page?

  • What if I don't want to publish to .Mac?

  • What if I want to publish to .Mac, but with my own domain namein my URL?

  • Table of Contents

    1. Take Control of iWeb: iLife '08 Edition
      1. Read Me First
        1. Updates
        2. Basics
        3. What's New in Version 1.1
      2. Introduction
      3. 1. Quick Start to Making a Site in iWeb
      4. 2. What's New in iWeb 2
      5. 3. A Brief History of Web Sites
      6. 4. Install iWeb
        1. Run the Installer
        2. Make Sure You Have the Latest Version
      7. 5. Create Your First Site
        1. Create a Domain File
        2. Choose a Template
        3. Choose a Page Type
        4. Name Your Site
        5. Name Your Home Page
        6. Edit the Headline
        7. Change the Picture
        8. Edit the Heading and Body Text
        9. Add Special Elements
        10. Change the Page Size & Background Color
        11. Make Your About Me Page
      8. 6. Publish Your Site
        1. Decide Where to Publish Your Site
        2. Publish to MobileMe
        3. Publish to a Personal Domain on MobileMe
        4. Publish to Other Servers
          1. Pick an FTP client
          2. Publish from iWeb
      9. 7. Work with Text
        1. Make Text Sparkle
          1. Fonts
          2. Size
          3. Color
          4. Styles
          5. Alignment & spacing
          6. Background fill
          7. Text rotation
          8. Layering
        2. Create Web Hyperlinks
        3. Create Other Link Types
      10. 8. Shapes, Layers & Masks
        1. Shapes
          1. Inline & wrapped shapes
          2. Fixed-object shapes
          3. Shapes that change
          4. Text in shapes
        2. Layers
        3. Masks
      11. 9. Publish a Blog
      12. 10. Publish a Podcast
        1. Create a Podcast Section
        2. Add an Episode
          1. Add an episode from GarageBand
          2. Add an episode from iMovie
          3. Add an episode from the Finder
        3. Submit a Podcast to the Itunes Store
      13. 11. Add Photos
        1. Create a Photo Page
        2. Enhanced vs. Regular Slideshows
        3. Set Up a My Albums Page
        4. Export Photos from Iphoto to iWeb
        5. Work with Web Galleries
      14. 12. Enhance Photos
        1. The Fine Points of Formatting Photos
        2. Instant Alpha
        3. Accelerate Picture Downloads
        4. Create Picture Hyperlinks
        5. Make an Image Map
      15. 13. Create an Online Movie Theater
        1. Add a Video from iMovie
        2. Add a Video from YouTube
      16. 14. Make Money, Add Forms & More
        1. Add Google AdSense Ads
        2. Add Google Maps
        3. Run an Online Store
          1. CafePress
          2. Google Checkout
          3. Zen Cart
        4. Add a Form
          1. Create the form
          2. Embed the form
        5. Increase Traffic
      17. 15. Manage Multiple iWeb Sites
      18. 16. Learn More & Do More
      19. A. Web Hosting
      20. B. Add a Twitter Feed
      21. C. About this Book
        1. About the Author
        2. Author's Acknowledgements
        3. Shameless Plugs
        4. About the Publisher
        5. Production Credits