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A workaround to use advanced features in iWeb 1.1 Apps
The recent 1.1 update for iWeb seems to causing a lot of problems for people, with comments not appearing, publishing errors being reported and the advanced slideshow not working. This may be due to attempting to upload too much at once. It seems that iWeb may be timing out before the upload is complete.

Try stripping back your site to the bare minimum, publishing that, then gradually adding more pages/photos. Publishing 12 photos at a time seems to be okay, after which photo pages can be updated with more photos, then published again. By doing this, I now have a .Mac site with a blog and several photo galleries, with all new features working.

See this thread in the Apple discussion forums for a few more details.
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A workaround to use advanced features in iWeb 1.1
Authored by: fitzage on May 23, '06 08:01:54AM

Perhaps people are ignoring the warning that iWeb will continue uploading in the background and they shouldn't quit it until it tells them it's done.



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A workaround to use advanced features in iWeb 1.1
Authored by: mrgrieves on May 23, '06 08:20:01AM

There is a massive problem with the iWeb 1.1 update. Just take a look at the Apple discussion forums...



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A workaround to use advanced features in iWeb 1.1
Authored by: georgepratt on May 23, '06 09:16:37AM

Apple posted a fix for the commenting issue and it seems to also have fixed other things as well. Disable Arial from your User fonts. If you have a page that uses Arial, you will want to rebuild it by copying and pasting into a new blog page.

Everything works now, comments, search, etc.



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A workaround to use advanced features in iWeb 1.1
Authored by: fitzage on May 23, '06 12:57:51PM

That would explain why I didn't have any trouble. I try to avoid Arial whenever possible.



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Arial avoidance
Authored by: sjk on May 23, '06 05:36:56PM
Reminds me of The Scourge of Arial.

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A workaround to use advanced features in iWeb 1.1
Authored by: JonathanBoyd on May 23, '06 09:46:45AM

Actually, there are plenty of errors happening in the upload. iWeb is timing out prematurely and thinking the upload has failed, when it's still going on. If you leave it running after receiving error messages, then the upload completes, but anything using Javascript (i.e. comments, searching, slideshows and possibly a few other things) doesn't work and iWeb thinks that nothing was uploaded, so you have to reupload everything next time.

The suggested workaround circumvents this problem and allows you to make incremental changes to the site, rather than continuously having to publish all.



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A workaround to use advanced features in iWeb 1.1
Authored by: DoctorW on May 23, '06 07:32:46PM

iWeb 1.1 also has issues if you use single or double quotes in page names or headers. if you use the various shift-option [] combos, it should work.



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Authored by: robg on May 24, '06 05:27:13AM

People are getting errors saying a jpg or a png had a problem but yet iWeb continues to upload to .mac without any indication that the upload is in progress or even when it completes. Here's how I'm managing to get by until Apple releases a fix.

1. Open Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor, Network to monitor sent activity
2. Open iWeb
3. Make all your edits
4. Publish, sent activity should jump when iWeb completes creating pages
5. Let it error on whatever jpg or png, hit ok
6. Leave iWeb open until sent activity drops back to zero
7. Close iWeb
8. Delete prepublishstate.plist in your domain file
9. Repeat for any other edits

Unfortunately the advanced features are hit and miss but at least I can get only new pages to upload instead of the entire site.



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Authored by: Randofly on May 25, '06 07:14:48AM

Here's the thread where that came from
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=487295

Apple is working on a fix, there's no need to rebuild your entire .mac site.



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Authored by: ibroughton on May 25, '06 03:48:22PM
Why anyone would use iWeb is beyond me. Get a decent web design package such as Rapidweaver from realmacsoftware.com I can't believe that Apple have released a package that basically just designs a web page where 99% of the elements are pictures! Truly awful.

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