Steve Jobs: iWeb Is Dead, Long Live iCloud

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If you’re still hosting on iWeb and worried about what yet another year without an update means especially after the announcement of iCloud, prepare to have your worst fears confirmed.

A MacRumors reader heavily invested in iWeb had this exchange with Apple CEO Steve Jobs over the weekend.

Q: Dear Mr. Jobs,

Will I need to find an alternative website builder and someone to host my sites?

I have invested a lot of time and effort and the thought of re-training sucks more than mobileme ever did.

A: Yep.
Sent from my iPhone

Well, that seems to confirm it. iWeb is dead, Long Live the iCloud. You can’t say you didn’t see it coming, but it is sad none the less: I imagine that Apple’s obsolescence of iWeb will leave thousands of less technically savvy people without any clear way of building or hosting their websites. In the age of Tumblr blogs, Facebook photos albums and easily-built WordPress sites, that’s not as big of a deal as it once would have been, but even so… a lot of people are going to be left in the lurch here.
Are any of our readers still using iWeb? If so, how do you feel about this? For those of you have switched from iWeb previously, got any tips for the soon-to-be-dispossesed? Help the iWeb support group in our comments.