How to Create a New iWeb Site in Mac OS X Snow Leopard - dummies

How to Create a New iWeb Site in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

By Mark L. Chambers

When you open Mac OS x Snow Leopard’s iWeb application for the first time, it creates a new Web site for you. You can rename and modify this default site to your heart’s content. In fact many people create only one site, but iWeb can easily handle multiple Web sites, keeping them separate in the Site Organizer.

If there’s at least one existing site in your Site Organizer, iWeb automatically displays the last site you were working on. Therefore, if you want to create an entirely new site, you have to perform a little manual labor. Here are the steps to add a site:

1Choose File→New Site.

Alternatively, you can press Command+Shift+N or Control-click (or right-click) in the Site Organizer and click New Site. iWeb leaps into action and displays the template sheet.

2Choose a template.

Scroll through the template themes in the list on the left until you find just the right one. (Informal, formal, or silly — iWeb has templates that match every mood!) Click a template on the left, and the application automatically updates the page type thumbnails on the right.

When you choose a template, iWeb automatically provides your pages with a common background, color scheme, and fonts so that your finished Web site has a consistent theme throughout.

3Click the Welcome page thumbnail.

After you select the desired template, click the Welcome page thumbnail, and then click the Choose button. iWeb creates a new site heading in the Site Organizer, complete with the default Welcome page. The site is now ready to be edited.