For a whole host of Mac users, the iWeb app was their first introduction to web design.
In typical Apple fashion, it made easy something that people saw as alien and confusing. It let you set up a ready-made template and simply replace the placeholder text with your own. Adding images and videos was as straightforward as dragging and dropping them into place, and when you were ready for the world to see your design, all you had to do was hit ‘Publish’ and your website would go live on Apple’s MobileMe platform.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Apple, though. Making iWeb websites compatible across a number of web browsers proved to be a headache. Meanwhile, Apple began focusing on uniting many of its software offerings into iCloud, and its rivals overtook iWeb. The app died when Apple closed MobileMe in 2012, but it lives on in the hearts of the many web designers who got their first taste with iWeb.