If you thought building websites wasn’t for you, think again. Sparkle will change your mind. 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 Mac OS X, optimized for Sierra.
• 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 2.5.6

• fixed broken menu links

• fixed text layout and wrapping in some cases
• fixed groups with links containing content with links
• fixed deleting emoji and other complex unicode characters
• fixed links not working when exporting with free version
• fixed arrows not showing on galleries with thumbnails

• fixed vimeo background video on mobile
• fixed layout for buttons that have no action
• added verification
• fixed crash in list editing
• fixed publishing progress when all pages are excluded from publishing
• fixed custom filename editing
• fixed index.html stripping
• fixed local business page selection with pages with identical titles
• fixed another excess memory use problem
• fixed crash when editing lists
• improved compatibility of contact form via SMTP server
• fixed checkbox, radio and text input editing
• fixed fullscreen video size for still+embed mode
• fixed memory leaks with gallery use
• fixed crashes on macOS 10.9 in local business data
• fixed centered text rendering in the canvas in some cases
• fixed right aligned buttons
• fixed text list related crashes

• improved text editing performance for long text blocks
• improved performance with some images
• improved import for some sites
• fixed canvas and layout issues with text wrap
• fixed image gallery inspector thumbnails
• fixed image gallery labels not animating when using lightboxes
• fixed nested link HTML generation
• fixed HTML text encoding for web server that disable UTF8
• fixed excess memory use in some cases
• fixed publishing with multiple folders levels
• fixed incorrect layout related to scroll locations

• fixed menu changing orientation in some cases
• fixed text editing crash on macOS 10.9 and 10.10
• fixed text elements changing position in some cases

• fixed gallery labels with links and animation
• fixed layout differences with pre 2.5 sites
• fixed text wrap related issues
• fixed text list related issues
• fixed social media icon changing aspect occasionally
• improved performance in many areas
• fixed many bugs

Sparkle 2.5 introduces high fidelity text layout and text wrapping around image shapes, giving you unprecedented creative control over web page layout. Sparkle 2.5 is also more efficient, more robust and more compatible.

• added text wrapping around images
• significantly improved text layout precision and accuracy
• added advanced text settings and text shadows
• added image color filters
• added per-image links and labels on image galleries
• added Google Tag Manager support
• added local business metadata editor
• added HTML id customization
• improved file format to reduce system resource usage
• improved video player compatibility
• improved publishing compatibility with many web hosts

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

31 Ratings

31 Ratings

If you want to sell items or have a login this isn’t for you


I’ll start off by saying you can create very nice looking websites very easily. However, this app is missing major features. Who do you you know that wants to just create a website without having forms to sell items, have registration or login features, or the ability to have small pop-up windows for additional information? This builder doesn’t even give you the option to add simple tabs to bring other information to the foregound without loading a completely different page. If you are looking for a truely functional ecommerce website builder this is not for you. A represenative informed me to add a shopping cart, I would have to use a 3rd party system like Shopify! Who wants to pay $80 a month to carry a few items? They are reasonably simple forms to add and create I’m supprised they left them off of this web design. I truely regret spending $79 dollars on this. Do yourself a favor and just learn wordpress.

Developer Response

First, very sorry about all the anger and frustration. Just to clarify, Sparkle is a one time purchase ($39.99 or $79.99), definitely not $80 per month. Sparkle is still very much growing, and while it's very capable it doesn't do everything. Believe it or not there are many areas where Sparkle doesn't have a built-in solution, and despite this thousands of people manage to build perfectly functional and useful websites, today. Using an external solution is the norm for something as complex as commerce, I think we could have found a solution by emailing about it further. There are free or inexpensive options, depending on what you need to do exactly. Anyway Sparkle's future is bright, and you are entitled to a refund so no need for regret.

Incredible tool!

Yo solita juego

Fantastic tool, well thought, well organized, well designed, with all kinds of built-in info on how to use it, works always, intuitive, incredible support. I love this program, not only because it does all I thought it would, but for all the things that I discovered it also can do. I put together a series of webs designed as platforms to deliver information within a framework that allows the users to understand how the information is organized and how and when to use it, and it worked like magic - I never worried about the program, it was just there, ready to do what I wanted it to do and more, allowing me to concentrate on the design of the webs. It is like driving a great car - you do not worry about the machine, you just enjoy the ride!

Needs one more feature to replace iWeb


The program is very nicely done. Works well to replace iWeb except for one thing. The gallery option is very limiting compared to iWeb. If you have lots of pictures you want to place on a page in an easy to browse form you are out of luck right now.

I emailed and they said it might be added in the future. I would move full to Sparkle and move 3 other people to it if this feature was available. They are all using iWeb with lots of photos and the default gallery for Sparkle is just not a replacement to what iWeb has. I actually would have thought this basic feature from iWeb would have been in since day 1 of this program.

But overall I think this is a great step in the right direction to replace iWeb for many users. So much flexibility in other things it does have.


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Rated 4+
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