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iWeb '09 Essential Training

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iWeb '09 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

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If you are a premium member of lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you are watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Now for this title, it's important to pay attention here, especially if you want to work along with me but might not plan on watching all the videos in order. In the exercise files folder, we have three folders whose name start with iWeb, iWeb photos, iWeb movies, and iWeb audio, and they are pretty straightforward. They contain the pictures, movies, and audio files we'll be using and I'll tell you when we need them throughout this course.

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iWeb '09 Essential Training
3h 30m Beginner May 13, 2009

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Anyone looking for a fast and easy way to build a great web site can use iWeb to bring together and post photos and videos that were created using other iLife '09 applications. Instructor Garrick Chow demonstrates the basic functions and the new features of this application in iWeb '09 Essential Training. Garrick shows how to create and publish everything from basic web pages containing text and images to more involved pages with video. He also demonstrates how to create blogs and podcast pages. Exercise file accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Manipulating and adjusting images directly in iWeb '09
  • Using built-in widgets to add interactivity
  • Importing movies from iMovie
  • Creating photo pages from iPhoto
  • Managing multiple sites
  • Using MobileMe with iWeb '09
  • Blogging and podcasting
  • Publishing a site via FTP
Subject:
Web
Software:
iWeb
Author:
Garrick Chow

Using the exercise files

If you are a premium member of lynda.com Online Training Library, or if you are watching this tutorial on a DVD-ROM, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. Now for this title, it's important to pay attention here, especially if you want to work along with me but might not plan on watching all the videos in order. In the exercise files folder, we have three folders whose name start with iWeb, iWeb photos, iWeb movies, and iWeb audio, and they are pretty straightforward. They contain the pictures, movies, and audio files we'll be using and I'll tell you when we need them throughout this course.

The other folder in here is the domain files folder. And before we look in there, let me explain how iWeb stores the websites you create. When you create a website in iWeb, the site and all of its related photos, videos, and other necessary support files are stored in your personal home folder, in Library, in Application Support, and in iWeb, and in here, you'll find a single file called domain. This single file contains your entire site or sites if you've created multiple sites. And normally, you never have to touch or do anything with this file.

I'll be talking about this file near the end of this training course, but for now, just know that if you want to work along with me throughout these exercises, and you want to jump in various lessons instead of following through from beginning to end, you'll need to replace this domain file with a corresponding domain file found in the domain files folder. So again, if I look in exercise files > domain files; in here, you'll find a separate domain file for each lesson of this tutorial. If you already have an iWeb site you've created and you don't want to lose it, but you still want to work along with me in this tutorials, first copy or move your existing domain file to another location on your Mac, and make sure iWeb is not opened before you do this. So I'm just going to drag mine out on to my Desktop, and there it is.

So now let's say I want to jump in for the fourth movie of Chapter 3. I'm going to open the 03_04 folder and in here we find a domain file, and then you just drag it into the iWeb folder in your home folder. I suggest holding down the Option Key on your keyboard when you drag the file over to make a copy of that domain file. That way you have an unaltered version of the file, in case, you mess up and you want to start over from scratch. After you copy that domain file over, you can then open iWeb, and you'll see the site setup exactly as it's shown in the video you are watching. If you want to work along with another movie, quit iWeb and then copy the domain file of a new movie into your home folder.

So if I wanted to jump from there to the second video in Chapter 4, I just copy that domain file over, again holding the Option Key, replacing the one that's in here and there it is. None of our file where iWeb began, and when you're finished with this entire course, you can revert back to any sites you have previously created by dragging your old domain file back into the iWeb folder. Now again, you only really need to worry about the domain file, if you plan on jumping around the course. If you follow through from beginning to end, you'll be building the sample website progressively with me, and the changes we make in one movie will carry over into the next one.

Now if you are a monthly or annual subscriber to lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files. But you can still easily follow along with me just by watching, or feel free to use your own media files. None of what I'm going to be showing you in these videos requires you to be using the exact same files that I am, to understand how to take advantage of iWeb's capabilities. You just need a couple of photos, a video or two, and some audio files. All right, so with that said, let's get started with the basics of working with iWeb.

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