New Take Control book helps iWeb ’08 users make professional-looking Web sites

Ithaca, NY USA (March 24, 2008) — Apple intends iWeb ’08 to help Mac users
create polished-looking Web sites, but not all of iWeb’s features are
easily understood or fully explained by the online help. The new “Take
Control of iWeb: iLife ’08 Edition,” a 133-page book by iWeb expert Steve
Sande, provides step-by-step instructions and plenty of time-saving tips
for building a Web site and publishing it on either .Mac or another Web
host. Readers can watch over Sande’s shoulder as he enhances iWeb’s
templates with a designer’s eye, using tools like masks, reflections, and
Instant Alpha. The book explains the best ways to make all types of iWeb
pages, including blog, podcast, photo, and movie pages, and readers will
learn how to add special elements to a site, such as iPhoto albums and
galleries, YouTube videos, Google AdSense ads, Google maps, and forms that
feed into Google Docs. Sande even covers advanced topics like reducing
graphic size so a site loads faster, importing podcasts and videos, and
making image maps, and he offers ideas for working with CafePress, Google
Checkout, or Zen Cart to create an online store. “Take Control of iWeb:
iLife ’08 Edition” is now available from for $10 (PDF-based ebook version)
or $20.99 (professionally printed paper version).

iWeb questions answered in the book include:

* What are smart guidelines for naming sites and Web pages?
* How do I use iMovie, GarageBand, and iPhoto to bring media into iWeb?
* How can I edit a graphic so its background color matches the color
of my page?
* How do I create an RSS feed for my blog?
* What should I know about creating more than one site with iWeb?
* What URL will my home page end up with?
* What if I don’t want to publish to .Mac?
* What if I want to publish to .Mac, but with my own domain name?

Take Control editor in chief Tonya Engst said, “iWeb generally makes
good on its promise of Web publishing for the rest of us, but I found
that reading Steve’s advice about features like Instant Alpha and
iPhoto Web Gallery integration helped me understand how to use iWeb
far more quickly than I would have otherwise.”

Book Details
“Take Control of iWeb: iLife ’08 Edition” by Steve Sande
PDF format, 133 pages, free 30-page sample available
Publication date: March 20, 2008
Price: $10 (PDF); $20.99 (Print)
ISBN: 1-933671-37-8

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