If you thought building websites wasn’t for you, think again. Sparkle is the intuitive site builder for your online portfolio, team or band pages, or business and client sites. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box.


• Create landing pages in a matter of minutes. Test your ideas quickly.
• Focus your attention on content and layout.
• Quickly iterate on fully functional site designs.

Sparkle turns your design into a live site on the fly, no coding and no jargon. You don’t need to know about code or other web programming concepts: Sparkle makes sites happen.


• Quickly add galleries, video, audio, maps, social buttons, and downloadable files.
• Web fonts, retina graphics and delightful animations for stunning output quality.
• Visual contact form creation.
• Default wireframe look to share your site at any stage of construction.

Sparkle’s freeform layout means you’re never constrained by a rigid page structure or by templates.


• Mobile device support via phone and tablet specific layouts.
• Live preview of your site on computers, tablets and phones, while you edit.
• Built-in incremental FTP to rapidly publish to any web host.
• Privacy and cookie law support.

Sparkle features cutting edge code and asset generation, ensuring your site will be high performance and compatible across a broad spectrum of web browsers.


• Familiar interface, fits right in on your Mac.
• Great integration with other apps, all content at your fingertips.
• Born on macOS, optimized for Mojave.
• Backed by a product-focused company praised for its support and helpfulness.


The Sparkle Pro in-app purchase unlocks the full potential of Sparkle:

• publish to an unlimited number of websites
• publish an unlimited number of pages per website
• export to disk
• remove page watermarking


“We used to create comps in Photoshop for developers. With Sparkle we have our sites up and running in hours rather than weeks.”
Hossein Farmani, Founder and Curator, The Lucie Awards, IPA - International Photography Awards

"We use Sparkle to create hundreds of quick landing pages to test our marketing strategies, Sparkle has saved us many hours of development time."
David Tera, Director of Marketing, IDA - Int'l Design Awards.

“I have tried out many different tools to create websites, but none of them can top Sparkle.”
Philip Amour, Product Designer

"Sparkle has been awesome. A real godsend. Truly fantastic.”
Sebastiaan de With, Graphic Designer

“When I discovered Sparkle it just blew my mind and I felt like dancing!”
Peter Bladskog, Photographer

"Sparkle is very much what I was looking for the last 10 years”
Daniel Schoeneck, Design Teacher, Bern University of the Arts


If you have questions or feedback, please email us at or visit the support website

What’s New

Version 2.7.2

• added support for multi-line button labels
• fixed canvas drawing on Mojave
• fixed align/distribute
• fixed font not being loaded in some cases
• fixed devices popover not showing which devices to review
• fixed anchors and anchor navigation
• fixed activate after consent for embed elements
• fixed page import not working for some sites
• fixed menu orientation issues in some cases
• fixed a few Dark Mode issues

• fixed icons on macOS 10.9-10.11

• added support for macOS Mojave and dark mode!
• added new toolbar icons
• added support for publishing to International Domain Names
• added drag and drop of images and video from Safari
• improved offline compatible code generation
• fixed FTP setup and publishing with some servers
• fixed publishing cache, sometimes producing incorrect images
• fixed text wrap on Internet Explorer
• fixed Pixabay link back to original photo
• fixed maps address lookup
• fixed some layout and stick to top issues
• fixed font-related crashes
• fixed double audio autoplay
• many other minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
47 Ratings
47 Ratings
Adam Alf ,

Own your site

This is some great software. Sparkle empowers everyday folks (with just a tiny bit of geekiness) to own and manage their own web site/s (in conjuction with a host/server). Sparkle's solutions for making responsive HTML-based sites are really innovative. The software is more powerful than meets the eye. I love it and have already built a few things with it. Also, the developers are amazing: thoughtful; responsive; and truly dedicated to this project. ,

Former Dreamweaver user

I have used GoLive (and whatever came before it) and Dreamweaver. I publish an review of independent music, with hundreds of reviews archived. I was dreading changing from Dreamweaver. The import feature looks pretty useless, but copying and pasting from existing pages from the browser retains a great deal of useful formatting.
Previewing is done in real time on my laptop AND SIMULTANEOUSLY on my smart phone. The whole time I used Dreamweaver, I kept having to learn things to make my web pages look right and keep up with the latest standards. This program lets me design things the way I want and takes care of producing clean code. Regular updates indicates that the creators of this program will keep up with future changes and best web coding practices.
I have had no trouble at all inserting custom code (to link to Itunes)
The work flow is wonderful, leaving me more time to further the cause of independent music.

JRCincy ,

Misleading advertising

While not readily apparent, you have to buy the Pro version to be able to create more than one website, and to get rid of the Sparkle advertising on your website.

Developer Response ,

I'm sorry about the confusion. The in-app purchase features are clearly outlined in the AppStore description, and in the first screen after launching Sparkle. I don't see how that could be misleading. There's unfortunately no way Sparkle could be the great app it is if we gave all features away for free.


River SRL
35.8 MB
OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014-2018 River SRL


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