With the release of the new iWeb for iLife ’08 I have made a few little changes to the website. Although it will look mostly the same there are some little changes.
The Photos section is very different now and will require you to resubscribe to the photos feed if you were getting it before. There is a index page of all the photos that look like photo albums. There is a new thing that you can do and that is move you mouse across the top of each photo book and it will show you what photos are in that photo album without having to open it. Also when you click on the photo album you want to view the page will look a little different than usual, but not much. The play slideshow button is placed better. As for the slideshows they are awesome, Apple really made a huge improvement on how the slideshows look. It is hard to describe, but I can make the slideshow go full screen and make the background what color I want. They look a lot more professional that the old ones. Just check them out and you will see what I am saying. Ignore the subscribe button on the individual photo pages the only one that matters is the index page.
Having said all that about the photos, you may remember me saying that I was only going to post to Picasa and not to the photos section any more. As of right now I am still going to only post to Picasa, unless I can figure out why it is taking so long to load the photos’ index page. It seems to take forever for the photos index page to load on my computer and connection, and I don’t have a bad connection or computer. It may have to do with the amount of photo albums that I have on the page. But there doesn’t seem to be a way to break them up as of yet. I am one who hates waiting on a slow page to load, now a days things should be fast and I don’t want people to navigate away because it takes forever. If you guys see that it loads slow or it loads fast for you let me know, I would like to hear feedback about it. As I said before I will not be posting any more photos to the page until I can figure out how to make the page load faster.
The other big change that you will notice is in the videos. Either I overlooked this before or it was just added to the latest version, I can make the videos appear as big as I want them to appear rather than that puny little video size that was there before. As of right now I have only change about 7 of the latest videos to the larger size which makes viewing them a lot better. I may or may not go through and change the rest of them. (there are a lot to change.) But I will be making all the videos from here on out this size. Let me know if you like the new video size, does it need to be bigger? Let me know, I can do whatever size the browser can handle. As far as the video feed is concerned you may want to update it, too it may have change just slightly. I plan on making sure the video feed for itunes is updated too.
Hopefully this will make for a better browsing experience.
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