updated 02:50 pm EDT, Tue August 7, 2007
iWeb '08 released
Apple's bevy of announcements during today's special media event included a significant update to iWeb as part of the iLife '08 suite. The new release of iWeb includes web widgets, which allow you to add live content from other sites, like video, stock tickers, and headline news. There is also the ability to add Google Mpas directly into iWeb-created Web pages, as well as easy AdSense sign-up. Apple says "Just complete the simple Google registration process, choose from a variety of ad formats and colors to match your site, designate areas on your pages, and ads will magically appear. You'll be earning credits immediately." A new "My Album pages" function lets you index all your photo and movie sections on one page. As such, visitors will get an overview of all the media on your site. There are also eight brand-new themes for iWeb '08. Each theme contains templates for all the pages you're likely to need: welcome, blog, photo albums, podcasts, about me, and a blank page. iLife '08 is priced at $79, and available from the Apple Store.