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Flux is an advanced XHTML and CSS Web design software.

You can do Web 2.0, AJAX, and most other buzzword-compliant things. Flux has the following features:

  • Drag-and-drop design of Web pages, you can do almost anything without touching or even seeing XHTML/CSS . But you can meddle with the code if you want.
  • Apply cool (or cheesy) effects to images from right within Flux.
  • Attach funky javascript actions to your page without having a clue what you're doing.
  • Embed Quicktime Movies, Flash and other objects.
  • Edit sites directly off FTP and SFTP
Create the whole site more...

What's New

Version 5.0.7:
  • Small UI updates, getting ready for OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Bug fixes

Requirements

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Christa_1980 Member IconReview+16
Christa_1980
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Seems very powerful but its very difficult to use. You need some HTML and CCS knowledge to make decent websites. So basically only for advanced users.

If you need an easy comparable app I suggest looking at Rapidweaver. Can deliver very pro looking websites too without any coding.

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Version 5.0.6
ylluminate
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I would rather suggest EverWeb vs Rapidweaver. Everweb gives you the flexibility of iWeb in a supported and responsive environment with much a much higher degree of flexibility. The developers are also perpetually adding new features.

It seems that for more custom designs for a webapp, Flux will be more appropriate. It would be nice if Flux could fit both scenarios, but the developers never have really taken it in that direction as per our hopes.

The Escapers (Developer)
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Yes, Flux requires an amount of CSS knowledge to create something awesome, but we supply templates to get you started. You can also download an use any template from 3rd parties, like ThemeForest and the other ones.

Cheers

Moray

Bdkennedy1 Member IconComment+271
Bdkennedy1
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Please update the picture above so I never have to see it again. :)

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Version 5.0.6
kalexan Member IconReview+0
kalexan
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A program MacFlux fifth version coming soon?

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Version 5.0.5
Rondfranks Member IconComment+68
Rondfranks
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Updating in app from 5.0 the latest version doesn't work. It downloads but freezes before updating.

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Version 5.0.5
The Escapers (Developer)
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We are aware of this, only 5.0.0 has this issue, you can download Flux manually from www.theescapers.com/flux

mrcndc Member IconComment+6
mrcndc
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As of 11:55 EDT (US) the purchasing site does not seem to work, at least for the upgrade discount. Everything works until the final step to purchase when the following error message is returned. 10501 Invalid Configuration This transaction cannot be processed due to an invalid merchant configuration. Error. I have sent a message to the developer with a request they they notify me when fixed. I'll post that here when I receive it and confirm that upgrade purchases are possible.

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Version 5.0.2
The Escapers (Developer)
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We are working on this, but the gears grind slowly at Paypal...

The Escapers (Developer)
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We can finally take credit cards again! Woop!

ylluminate Member IconComment+286
ylluminate
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If this is essentially an EverWeb (iWeb) for professionals, I'm sold. I want something more robust and drag-n-drop than Stylizer and Macaw. Would welcome a solid in depth review here.

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Version 5.0.0
ylluminate
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I have to say that the screencast certainly looks promising on the site. The options for different English accents for the screencasts was fun guys... :)

Looks like it has some real potential and I'll be giving it some evaluation time in the coming weeks.

The Escapers (Developer)
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I'd say we're probably getting more users switching from DreamWeaver than we are iWeb, but yes, we've had a few refugees coming from iWeb.

Rondfranks Member IconComment+68
Rondfranks
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I'd be interested in hearing what people have to say about Flux 5.

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Version 4.1.31
Ptk3
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The upgrade price is unknown, and there no free upgrade for recent buying; also no trial to see the difference between the old and the new version; they just change all their website to avoid us to compare…
Thought I buy it several times in different bundle, I won't pay for a so called new version that can't be tested…
There are plenty of good tools to make websites around, don't play the fool with us that support your work from the beggining.

Rondfranks
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I went to the site and it said the price was $109 and 50% off for upgrades from versions 1-4. I downloaded the 30 day demo, but I'm still debating whether to upgrade or wait for a bundle special.

The Escapers (Developer)
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Can't reply directly to ptk3, but the upgrade price is 50% off the full price, you can see it over at www.theescapers.com. In terms of recent buying, email us at us@theescapers.com and we can likely work something out. We don't have a fixed window as we're willing to be flexible depending on how long you've had Flux 4 etc.

Might I ask why you can't test Flux V? There is a 30 day trial.

Ptk3
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response to the Escapers dev (sorry to pick to Rondfranks's comment, but at the time I posted it wasn't possible to open a new topic, don't know why).

I mean: if I'm using Flux 4.x, I'm not sure to keep it when I install Flux 5 (my first trials seem to say no), it overwrites the older version.
Second, the price of the trial version is indicated on the app site (I saw it after my post), but not clearly indicated on the description of the new version.
Third, as I by Flux first with the name MacFlux, second with the name Flux (without finding any difference between the two versions), third in bundle, I wish I could have an explicit policy of upgrading price, since my recent buy is in January.

I tested lot of web dev app, with the goal to improve my workflow and teach solutions to built website between total wysiwyg and total coding. But I need a clear pricing policy to choose what to test… here it's not explicit.
I assume I read fast to see if it's good or not, and I have not enough time to test, but, you know, I'm not making my living with testing apps…

The Escapers (Developer)
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If you want to keep V4, just make a copy of it using the Finder, and update the other one to V5, so you can try both if you like.

macFlux is the same as Flux, but sold by a 3rd party reseller.

As for pricing, we are pretty flexible, if you bought V4 last month, we'd give you V5 for nothing, but if you bought it in a bundle, we'd need to charge something just to put food on the table!

Ptk3
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Ok thanks for the answer, I can try it without worrying for the safety of my older version. That means Flux v5 creates a new preference file?

For the macFlux and Flux confusion, I choose to delete any macFlux files, but it wasn't clear to understand as Flux is only a mac app…

Okay for the pricing policy which is clearer now.

Mikael B Member IconComment+415
Mikael B
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StackSocial has a current bundle including Flux 4 with a name your own price tag and 100% going ot charity.
http://goo.gl/SpuVQG

If i hadn't already checked out Flux 4 I would have a go at it.

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Version 4.1.31
kat_attack
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Thanks Mikael for the link. Saved me heaps of $$ and I got to help a worthwhile charity too A+++

Mikael B Member IconComment+415
Mikael B
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I predict the interest in Flux from actual web developers — as in people that design web sites every work day — will be replaced by Macaw when it is released in beta: http://macaw.co/.

It may very well be that Macaw will become what Flux should have been and should be.

As Macaw is yet unreleased — it just a few weeks ago finished off a kickstarter funding round —  it remains to be seen how well it will work in practice for the advanced designs which are an important part of modern web site requirements.

If The Escapers don't change up very soon to really fulfill the promise of Flux, that app is going to be history. I certainly can't use it for anything as writing code by hand in apps like Sublime is way faster and easier too.

As with Flux I'm going to follow Macaw very closely. Sign up for info right now at the site!

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Version 4.1.31
Mikael B
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As far as Macaw 1.04 in concerned, Flux got the upper hand. At least with Flux you can actually do something professional, albeit very slowly. With Macaw it's either not possible or much slower to do (as you need ot work around odd limitations and bugs).

That said hand coding in a great editor beats them both.

Albertkinng
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ok, here is what happens. There is no "all in one tool" for web development. you need to take advantage of what a tool is good for. If I need to open a website for a couple of fixes, Flux is a great tool for that, If I want to build a website from scratch I try to use a WYSIWYG tool first and then clean it up with an app like Coda or Espresso and then make adjustments on the server. I bought Macaw and it's not letting me create a single website yet. I tried and tried and the bugs and the crashes are making me crazy. please don't buy that app just yet. In fact, do you want to create a nice responsive website from scratch? go ahead and buy Rapidweaver, Stacks and Fundation pack. You'll be amazed of what you'll see. Even Realmac Software still don't see what this plugins did to the Rapidweaver toy they sell.

Jp3421 Member IconComment+96
Jp3421
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I used to like this software and rated high, but things have changed since then.

Flux stands in an interesting but rather awkward niche market. It doesn't serve the low-end market in which users just want to get something up and running fast and easy with minimum fuss, because Flux really isn't that easy and quick to master and it requires pretty extensive HTML/CSS knowledge. Online services such as Squarespace.com, Weebly.com, WordPress.com are far more suitable for that market and they still offer CMS and social capability right out of the box, which Flux doesn't. And then, for those who want more than that, open source CMS platform such as self-hosted WordPress and Concrete5 would give them the power to do all kinds of custom work while also keeping you from reinventing the wheel via plug-ins and premium themes, none of which Flux can match. The most advanced coders would just go straight to a more robust text editor such as Sublime Text and skip Flux all together, so it doesn't serve that market, either.

You can certainly argue that Flux is really an IDE, not a platform, and comparing it with open-source CMS is like comparing apple and orange. It is indeed valid points in some ways. But you have to look at the overall objective and workflow as well and which one gets you an useful site faster with less effort. The objective is to create an useful site, not just to edit HTML/CSS/PHP and render fancy graphics.

You can use Flux to work on WordPress theme if you treat it like a text editor. But then there is no real advantage of using Flux since WYSWYG editor wouldn't really work without some tedious workaround. In that case, why not just use a robust code editor and browser-based tools such as Firebug? There are reasons web developers work directly with code and avoid WYSWYG in a Dreamweaver sense.

Overall, I believe that the era of Mac editor based on the idea of locally managed static site such as this one is pretty much over, and customizing one of the design patterns through CMS is most often more cost effective and faster than doing everything from scratch and reinventing the wheel using a tool such as Flux. There will always be a need for custom development, at least to some degree, and Flux can certainly handle that well, but overall it is still most often unnecessary.

It’s no reflection on the quality of work fine folks at The Escapers. But for someone who follows the current trend in web site design at all levels, Flux just doesn’t make sense any more.

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Version 4.1.31
Jp3421
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Actually... I would like to take back some of my comments here. I gave another chance just to see if I was missing something (I always do even after reviewing... these developers put a lot of work into their software and I tend to think they always deserve another look). The more I play with it the more I realize this could be a decent tool for editing WordPress themes and other dynamic web sites. It's live view option, once properly configured, can be very handy in figuring out some layout glitches. I could see I could use this tool in conjunction with other tools to skip some of manual labors.

Definitely keeping an eye on this app. :)

Mikael B
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Welcome to the club, Jp3421. :-) I've kept my eye on Flux since version 1.

What do you think about Macaw? (See above post)

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Version 4.1.31
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Version 4.1.31
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Version 4.1.31
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Version 4.1.18
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Downloads 143,123
Version Downloads 314
Type Development / HTML
License Demo
Date 29 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $109.00
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