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Sparkle, Visual Web Design

By River SRL

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Sparkle is the web design tool for creating modern sites with unparalleled creative control. Skip the tedium and design a gorgeous site that works right out of the box, with Sparkle.

With Sparkle you…
• Build landing pages in minutes. Test your ideas quickly.
• Focus your efforts on content and information architecture.
• Create full sites without HTML/CSS knowledge.
• Quickly iterate on fully functional page designs.

Designer, developer, or building a site for your business, Sparkle makes sites happen.

• Born on OS X, optimized for Yosemite.
• Familiar content creation interface, a small leap for a designer.
• Quickly create media-rich websites, with images, video, maps, social and more.
• Stunning output quality via web fonts and 2x/3x retina graphics.
• Share your site at any stage of construction thanks to default draft/wireframe look.
• Support mobile devices via specific layouts.
• Clean HTML5 output for maximum browser compatibility.

What users say:

"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

"This is probably the first web-design app I've seen that didn't suck”
Visual Idiot, Graphic Designer

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

What's New in Version 1.2.4

Added Spanish localization


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Customer Reviews

Sparkle shines above Everweb and Sandvox for me.

I have used iweb, Everweb and Sandbox over the years, until yesterday. Both Everweb and Sandvox allow ftp upload from their programs, or file save. I disliked having to first log onto their site in order to then upload to my server. I like ‘standalone’ to mean just that. Everweb allowed for basic/beginner creativity. Sandvox however has limited/limiting templates with not much option for free design.
Sparkle has given me freedom to wysiwyg in creating my webpage and it’s similarity to ‘Pages’ has helped me to get started immediately. I did however have to download ‘filezilla’ in order to upload my Sparkle website files to my server. No biggee, bacause I like the standalone feeling not having the design app require a login to their site before I proceed to login/upload to my server. Also, I found the Sparkle photo gallery to be much better than Everweb. I can place full resolution photos in my Sparkle photo galleries and the app displays them perfectly on my mac, iphone and iPad. I’m really liking their gallery/slideshow much better. No hiccups, no degradation. If you can make a document in ‘pages’, you can make a website in Sparkle. Hope this helps.

Almost exactly what I was looking for

I’m an independant software developer and I occasionally have to make small websites for my products, but I hate working with html. I used to use iWeb, but I can’t get it to work anymore, so I was looking for something that would be just as easy to use. This is the best I’ve seen. It works really well, and can produce great results with very little effort.
It would be nice if it had a built in FTP and SFTP client and could sync a website by only uploading what has changed. If would also be nice if it automatically copied image assets to a project folder. I wasn’t able to get the web-fonts feature to work in all browsers. I wasn’t able to easily link to a pdf file that would become part of the export.

great app and even better customer service

I have used this app for about a month; and must say that the best part is the customer service. I have written a couple of times on issues which I didn’t understand or thought didn’t work, and they have replied within a few hours. I wish there were a few more details and some items that would allow better customization, but what the app does have works fantastically. i am looking forward to updates and feature enhancements.

Sparkle, Visual Web Design
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  • $79.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.4
  • Size: 22.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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