iWeb 09 is Apple's Web site design and publishing tool. With it you can lay out your Web site without knowing HTML or CSS, apply preconfigured themes, and publish the result through FTP to a Web hosting company. There's a lot of functionality built into iWeb 09, making Web design possible for those who are not technical.
The iWeb 09 interface is designed to guide you step-by-step through each part of the design process. Start by choosing a theme from a list of supplied templates, then design page by page by replacing placeholder content with your chosen content. You can add media from files or from your camera with automatic resizing. Customization of the templates is quite easy, using drag-and-drop. Add blogs and podcasts to your site with a click! There are some really useful layout capabilities as well as neat features like the ability to easily embed maps. Finally, publish to an FTP server or a MobileMe account. The entire process is simple and lets anyone design a Web site.
While the sites iWeb 09 provides are templated, the ability to customize reduces the cookie-cutter Web site design problem. We like how simple iWeb 09 is to use. Even someone with no experience in Web coding can create and publish a site in under 30 minutes. Sure, there are more powerful Web design tools on the market, but there aren't any as easy!