Apple developed a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) website creation tool in 2006
called iWeb. It is a development tool which allows users to create and design their own websites
and blogs without any prior coding experience. iWeb includes a few Apple designed themes
along with 28 templates, each with 8 webpages, fonts and colours.

iWeb development software allows users to create blogs and add podcasts, photos and movie
galleries using simple drag and drop functionality. The inclusion of nine interactive widgets
and media browsers into the sidebar allows for a modern, functional and sleek design. After
creating the website, publishing can be done via MobileMe, a subscription-based collection of
online services just like iCloud, and other third party web hosts with FTP. iWeb is best for those
looking to come up with a small personal website in a short span of time. Unfortunately, it is not
very suitable for building heavy business websites.

Unlike other iLife components, iWeb was not as fleshed out as users wanted it to be and hence
its functionality remained somewhat limited. It lacked offline website preview, which is a very
important tool for developers. Users not signed up with MobileMe don't have access to password
protection and creating templates was an overly complex process and required third party
software. Not only did iWeb have fewer templates and custom design elements but there was no
option to directly edit the HTML code of templates, unlike other web design software such as

Jimdo and Weebly.

Interestingly, Jimdo and Weebly were named as replacements for iWeb after Apple pulled the
plug on MobileMe in June 2012. iWeb users have unfortunately been left in the cold and have
to find other alternative WYSIWYG editors for their needs. Other software such as Freeway by
Softpress and Flux are also a few candidates which offer enhanced functionality and are as good
as, if not better than iWeb.