Create a splash screen for an iWeb site with Keynote

If you've visited any Hollywood blockbuster's Web pages, you've probably seen site intro movies. They're short, eye-catching Flash animations that introduce a site's content. With ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ), you can create a snazzy QuickTime intro for your own ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ) site.

Once you complete the simple project below, you'll be ready to experiment and create something special for your site's visitors. Here's how to get started.

Prepare your iWeb site

1. Select File -> New Page. Add a Blank page from a theme you like, and give it a descriptive name. Delete unwanted placeholder text and shapes, then select View -> Show Inspector. In the Page inspector, click the Page button. Uncheck the Display Navigation Menu and Include Page in Navigation Menu options to differentiate the intro page from the rest of your site.

2. Select Insert -> Shape, and choose Rectangle. Drag the shape's handles to the size you want your movie to be. Bigger is better, so make it at least the width of your page. Note the shape's dimensions in the Metrics inspector.

Begin in Keynote

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