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    I'm posting this for a friend, who has created http://www.buddhistphotos.com/ on iWeb. However, Apple stopped supporting this. He says that he has all the HTML files, but he's not the most tech-savvy person, so I'm really hoping that this is possible.

    1.) Does iWeb allow you to have the HTML files?

    2.) What is a good platform for converting iWeb to something else? EverWeb?

    These guys will charge for you to convert iWeb to EverWeb: http://www.everwebapp.com/support/iweb-to-everweb.html

    Alternatives to iWeb: http://www.cultofmac.com/101080/thre...he-next-level/ (SandVox at $77 is closest to iWeb). So is using a service like this good? Would someone even offer a service like this if you are easily able to obtain the HTML files?

    3.) Is it advisable to continue to use iWeb to build the site, and host it elsewhere? How long would this be a viable option? Here's a description I found:

    "In your site publishing settings, enter the details of an SFTP service from a web host. There are thousands to choose from.

    This is going to be one of the simplest short-time solutions, but unlikely to be a good choice for the long term, because if iWeb is sidelined then sooner or later it will simply stop working. Apple will no longer provide support for it, declaring it obsolete. Chances are you’ll end up having to use different software eventually."


    4.) Is it possible to download his entire site, which is done with HTML, and then upload it to somewhere else where he might be able to modify it in an iWeb-like manner? What is good for doing this?

    I thought one possibility would be to either use his HTML files (or download his entire website) and then have him use SandVox to tweak and publish his site on GoDaddy or something similar. Does this sound sensible? What would be a good thing for him to do?

    Thanks for any insight you might have.

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