Add a New Site to with iWeb from Your MacBook - dummies

Add a New Site to with iWeb from Your MacBook

By Mark L. Chambers

When you open iWeb from your MacBook for the first time, the application creates a new site for you, and you can rename and modify this default site to your heart’s content. In fact, for many, one site is all they ever create, but iWeb can easily handle multiple websites, 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 a number of different ways to add a site:

  • Choose File→New Site.

  • Press Command+Shift+N.

  • Control-click (or right-click) in the Site Organizer and click New Site.

iWeb leaps into action and displays the template sheet you see here. Scroll through the template themes in the list at the left of the sheet until you find one that matches the tone you decided on in the previous section. (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 website has a common theme throughout.

After you find the right look and feel, click the desired template in the scrolling list at the left, 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.