Monday, 6 February 2006

iWeb Comments

Trying to use the new Apple iWeb software to create the already mentioned Christina Nott site, I ran into a few basic problems. One - no ability to add comments ; Two- no obvious sidebar capability.

So the rather clean lines of the current prototype site are nice enough but not really very functional. I ran into a facility to add comments called (not surprisingly) iComment.

iComment is an application written by Chad Brantly. It works with the commenting service I already use, Haloscan.

Basically, When you set up your blog in iWeb, you insert some control text into the page. Then, run the iWeb blog through iComment, and it converts the special text into links and trackbacks compatible with Haloscan.

No simple solution for the sidebar, though. I have a feeling that Christina will be moving to Blogger.

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