Sandvox
Sandvox 2.8.9
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Sandvox is for Mac users who want to create a professional looking website quickly and easily. With Sandvox, you don't need to be a Web genius to build a stylish, feature-rich, standards-compliant website that's functional and user friendly. Sandvox's drag and drop interface lets you watch your website take shape and come to life as you build it. And, once finished, you can upload your site to your favorite host.

Whether you're a new website creator or a seasoned professional, you can make use of Sandvox to build the website of your dreams. New users can build a
What's New
Version 2.8.9:
  • Fixes a bug which stopped Graphical Text appearing within Sandvox
  • Addresses an issue pasting or dragging some pages containing images
  • Addresses a hang when resolving media file locations under certain, rare circumstances
  • Localization updates
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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MarcusC5893 reviewed on 15 Apr 2014
I love Sandvox. It is incredibly easy to use yet versatile enough to make your website really your own. There are of course limitation but if you are looking for a easy to use feature heavy solution to website creation and editing... this is for you!
[Version 2.8.9]


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Gregspeck reviewed on 26 Mar 2014
Great site, I have used if for a year. Continually updated with no additional charge. I have no gripes. See my site I did with Sandvox www.gregsitay.com
[Version 2.8.9]


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PierreFredWalter reviewed on 29 Jan 2014
I purchased Sandvox for designing sites with simple code for business, replacing my old (and outdated) Frontpage, and because I am now on Mac anyway. I have tested other software such as RapidWeaver but the choice was Sandvox because of its ease of use (intuitive) and stability, also its speed for uploading sites. It's a well done piece of software. The only thing I would wish was bringing the in-built themes a bit up to date (some are skimpy, some use the outdated fixed width format).

Also as a design-conscious Mac lover I would like to see another icon for the dock than this ugly Sandbox image, which applies also for the favicon. I hope that the people at Sandvox continue the good work and get this piece of software into something long-term, not a blizzard as Apple's iWeb was, and that they get the design up to the level of iWeb or better
[Version 2.8.8]


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Mikael B commented on 18 Nov 2013
For the Pros: macaw.co
[Version 2.8.6]


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ylluminate commented on 06 Nov 2013
If Sandvox would have followed the EverWeb path, they certainly could have come off on top here, but they've fallen on their face with this release.

We need a more free form customization mode for the designs that is modeled after EverWeb / iWeb and yet gives us the fuller content functionality that these developers want to offer. I am a pro web app developer. I develop WordPress, Magento, RoR, Meteor, etc. sites all day long for a living, but to be honest, I FREQUENTLY need to pop out little sites that iWeb absolutely kills. I can make extremely nice looking sites that appear entirely custom this way and make customers very happy as they want something fast and don't mind paying for updates ever once in a while.

I can understand the content centric mode, but honestly design is so critical and Sandvox just seems (from my experience) unable to deliver that kind of experience we need for solid custom designs.

I have been asking the developers this for a very long time (prior to 2.x release), but it seems that this isn't a high priority, which is very sad to me as I think this could be a great package with some TLC in this area.
[Version 2.8.6]


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HomerL9095 reviewed on 05 Nov 2013
I wanted a highly featured WYSIWIG web design tool that would allow me to build a website very quickly but which would let me add more complex functionality later with inserted html code and using web host resources, This delivered all of this and I am very happy with the outcome. I think this is value for money.
[Version 2.8.6]


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Jp3421 commented on 09 Sep 2013
Sandvox is a well-designed application, but I consider it utterly obsolete and irrelevant at this point.

If I just want to get something up and running fast and easy with minimum fuss, online services such as Squarespace.com, Weebly.com, WordPress.com are far more suitable for such scenario and they still offer CMS and social capability right out of the box, which Sandvox doesn't. And then, if I want more than that, open source CMS platform such as self-hosted WordPress and Concrete5 would give me the power to do all kinds of custom work while also keeping me from reinventing the wheel via plug-ins and premium themes, none of which Sandvox can match.

WYSWYG is one of Sandvox's selling points, but the thing is that web is not WYSWYG. Gone are the days of web design driven by print design mindset. Web is about usefulness, mobile access and social media. The whole thing has become more like a web app development, and Sandvox doesn't address these needs much at all.

Overall, I believe that the era of Mac web site generator such as iWeb, Sandvox and Rapidweaver has come and gone, and these apps will go the way of the dinosaurs in a few years. It’s no reflection on the quality of work fine folks at Karelia Software. But for someone who follows the current trend in web site design practice at all levels, Sandvox just doesn’t make sense any more.
[Version 2.8.5]

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DoctorFix replied on 22 Dec 2013
Good lord, man! Did you not say the very same thing, literally verbatim, for the Freeway product? Are you spamming every program that isn't Wordpress centric?
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ezypaassmecom6095 reviewed on 12 Jul 2013
Great program. I'm not an html programmer. Transferred from iWeb. Comparable in ease of use. Plenty of Templates. Easy to transfer from iWeb although transfer program not much use. If you want to author a basic website with a few bells and whistles eg videos and blog then it's great. Apparently you can also add in html code if you want to but that's not for me. Have a look at my site at www.ezypaass.com.au if you want an idea of what a site can look like. Only took probably 3 hours programming time to transfer from iWeb as the content was mostly cut and paste.
[Version 2.8.3]


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richlen3 reviewed on 22 Jun 2013
This is a good web editor but it could be a GREAT web editor. For those wanting to do a simple templated website with minor tweaks it's perfect but if you want any kind of control look elsewhere. Though, like iWeb there is an inspector, you have almost no control over CSS. Take text for instance...no control over things like line spacing and other text attributes. All you'll see in the text inspector is whether to add a text list. You can't wrap text around videos...in fact if you want a video anywhere else but in the center of the page, forget it. Just basic features other web editors have and control over CSS attributes would make this a great program. I find it quits a lot too, especially when working with videos.
[Version 2.8.3]


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DeliaScales8657 reviewed on 23 Apr 2013
Great software, well worth $80.00 wysiwyg only, no code. Good templates. Well put together package, stable, easy to upload to host server then instantly upload any changes. Add remove pages simply. Very impressed.
[Version 2.7.7]


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Iboulais had trouble on 21 Jun 2012
This is a very good product but I'm not able to build a page protected with a password.
I post my question on the forum few month ago and no answer...
If someone as an idea I really need to make a site with a protected area.
Thank you for your answer.

Isabelle
[Version 2.6]

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HomerL9095 replied on 05 Nov 2013
You should be able to achieve that with your web host directory password protection. That is how I did it.

pa_vike rated on 05 Mar 2014

[Version 2.8.9]



Derryck rated on 17 Feb 2014

[Version 2.8.9]



Paddy57 rated on 09 May 2013

[Version 2.7.7]



Ctmartin rated on 17 Mar 2013

[Version 2.7.7]



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Gary_box rated on 11 Feb 2013

[Version 2.7.6]



Knitnut rated on 26 Nov 2012

[Version 2.7.1]



+8

Roes rated on 07 Nov 2012

[Version 2.7.1]



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Roes rated on 06 Oct 2012

[Version 2.6.7]



+5

Drking rated on 25 Aug 2012

[Version 2.6.5]



Sceaga rated on 20 Jun 2012

[Version 2.6]


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Sandvox is for Mac users who want to create a professional looking website quickly and easily. With Sandvox, you don't need to be a Web genius to build a stylish, feature-rich, standards-compliant website that's functional and user friendly. Sandvox's drag and drop interface lets you watch your website take shape and come to life as you build it. And, once finished, you can upload your site to your favorite host.

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