Blocs
Blocs
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Blocs free download for Mac

Blocs for Mac

04 May 2021

Visual web-design tool.

What is Blocs for Mac

Blocs for Mac is a fast, easy-to-use, powerful visual web-design tool that lets you create beautiful, modern websites without the need to write code. Cleverly designed to accommodate complete beginners or those familiar with web design. You will love building with Blocs.

Features
  • Designed For Simplicity - Building with Blocs is simple and fun. A clean, intuitive interface makes creating sites unbelievably quick. Simply click, select, edit and enjoy stacking blocks to build your website. Its ease of use will make you feel right at home.
  • Powerful Styling features - Behind the simplified interface of Blocs lie some of its more advanced editing features. When you are ready to get more creative with your designs, Blocs will grow with you. You set the pace.
  • Create CMS-Driven Websites - Blocs has integrated support for a range of premium (paid) and open source (free) third-party content management systems. It's now possible to easily create powerful, dynamic websites, that can be updated and contributed to, right from your web browser.
  • Time-Saving features - Paint mode, global swatches, auto text colouring and one click animations are just a few of the playful, time saving features in Blocs. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can create a website.
  • No subscription, unlimited web sites

What's new in Blocs

Version 4.2.0:
New Features:
  • Localized app to French, German and Spanish.
  • Bootstrap 5 Support (Beta 3).
  • Combine JS and CSS into single files on export.
  • Updated Jquery to 3.6.0.
  • Updated Lazysizes to 5.3.0.
  • Wrap Bric in div container function.
  • Wordpress custom loop controls.
  • Below dashboard position option for Wordpress custom post type.
  • Set open accordion item.
  • Added support for more CSS Selectors (:first-letter, :first-line, :selection, :first-child, :last-child, :first-of-type, :last-of-type, :placeholder).
  • Improved text editing so caret is not hidden at the beginning of a line.
  • Added support to uninstall custom Blocs from the Bloc Bar.
  • Improved animation triggers for items above fold.
  • Added framework variable support to custom Bric init function.
  • Prevent developer console being hidden behind main application window when it is selected.
  • Canvas broadcast process (used for Solis) moved to a background thread for better performance.
  • Added new framework setting to Bric Builder.
  • Added custom Bric help button to sidebar header.
  • Added new developer short code (%isPreview%) to identify preview and export modes.
  • Added Multi Page delete (Main Menu - Page > Multi Delete).
  • Load jQuery in header for Wordpress themes (required for plugins etc).
  • Minor optimisations for faster export and preview speeds.
Improved:
  • Fixed issue that caused navigation drop downs to go offscreen when too close to edge.
  • Fixed issue that caused images to not show on pages that are set to exclude from export in preview mode.
  • Fixed issue that caused Wordpress new page options to show on static projects.
  • Fixed issue that caused Bloc IDs to be wiped when duplicating Blocs to other pages.
  • Fixed issue that prevented editing span and link text when nested within text Brics.
  • Fixed issue that caused Wordpress data feed for Archive-Title to add the wrong php, it is now the_archive_title();
  • Fixed issue that caused Blocs to crash on M1 when a transparent border is used.
  • Fixed rare issue that caused M1 Macs to crash when deleting items.
  • Fixed issue that caused the Extension Manager to be blank.
  • Fixed a range of preview issues with Solis.
  • Fixed modal preview code for Solis.
  • Fixed issue that prevented sidebar inspector showing correct text alignment settings.
  • Fixed issue that caused Blocs to crash when right clicking a text element with its alignment set to justify.
  • Fixed issue that made it possible to clear nav toggle ID.
  • Fixed issue that caused background position settings to break when parallax is applied.
  • Fixed various issues with disabling Google fonts.
  • Fixed issue that prevented all classes being removed when remove unused classes is used and there are a lot of unused classes.
  • Fixed issue that prevented all assets being removed when remove unused assets is used and there are a lot of unused assets.
  • Fixed label refresh issue when removing unused Assets and Classes.
  • Fixed issue with hosted mp3 files not being linked correctly.
  • Fixed various issues that caused Asset Manager to be lost off screen.
  • Fixed issue that caused navigation menu to be cropped if it overlaps edge of screen.
  • Fixed various issues with forms not working after export.
  • Fixed a typo in Wordpress enque script functions.
  • Fixed issue that caused duplicate background image classes for Blocs.
  • Fixed issue that caused Pseudo classes with Pseudo elements to not show in Class Manager.
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Greedyfranky
Greedyfranky
Sep 21 2020
3.5.4
5.0
Sep 21 2020
5.0
Version: 3.5.4
Great support and community makes this an essential tool for creating awesome looking websites. That said, it can sometimes be frustrating getting positions right. But ones you master this, it is just fantastic.
anonymous-raven-5335
anonymous-raven-5335
Jul 30 2020
3.5.1
5.0
Jul 30 2020
5.0
Version: 3.5.1
While it is true that Blocs has lots of ready made blocs and brics to work with, you don't have to. You actually have a lot of freedom in designing your website with blocs. Yes, you need to work within the boundaries of the Bootstrap 4 framework, but that's not generally a bad thing. And Blocs 4 will most likely add support for CSS grid and a lot of improvements for developers as well as designers. And true, while you can simply use the premade blocs to quickly assemble a website, it's not the way to go if you want your website to look different from what most Bootstrap built webpages look. Put a little effort into learning the ins and outs of Blocs and you'll be able to achieve very good looking websites. Learn some basic HTML and CSS to be able to apply custom CSS classes or edit those that come with Bootstrap, and you're golden to craft really good looking websites. Blocs is for beginners and pro web developers / designers alike that prefer a more visual approach to designing a website while still being able to customise the look and feel of the website by using custom CSS or inject custom JS and PHP. Combine Blocs with the VOLT CMS and Blogging solution, and you won't need much more. Anyone else saying blocs sucks because you can just use ready made blocs hasn't seriously tried the app. Just saying...
red-fox7
red-fox7
May 15 2020
3.4.10
5.0
May 15 2020
5.0
Version: 3.4.10
It might not be just as easy to use as Wix & co, but it's definitely still very easy! It requires no coding at all, and just gives you almost every freedom to design what you would like to, all while "guiding" you to a nice, fully & automatic responsive design. It's great in helping you to avoid those mistakes that make websites look unprofessional or outdated.
Another MAJOR advantage: You download & pay the software once, and you are free to use it for as many websites as you'd like to, no monthly fee, free forever. Almost no other modern website builder can compete with this offer, I've searched a lot before I found Blocs...
edwardkruze
edwardkruze
Feb 11 2020
3.4.3
1.0
Feb 11 2020
1.0
Version: 3.4.3
Blocs is not intuitive, its not "easy to use" its very limiting and very time consuming. I highly recommend putting the time to learning a software like dreamweaver and learning some code before diving into a front end like this that still needs A LOT of work. It looks nice, but working with it feels like trying to play golf with a bowling ball.
mwelz75
mwelz75
Mar 30 2019
3.2.1
2.0
Mar 30 2019
2.0
Version: 3.2.1
You only can use ready made blocks, cannot change it. Incompatible between versions.
Harry Flashman
Harry Flashman
Dec 10 2018
3.0.6
5.0
Dec 10 2018
5.0
Version: 3.0.6
If you have Blocs 2 or use some other app like Rapidweaver do yourself a favour and buy Blocs 3. This is a huge upgrade with regular updates and lots more development in the pipeline.

It offers amazing control with the new column adjustments that allow you to resize visually in a couple seconds at four different breakpoints. Then you can create freehand margin adjustments that automatically set custom classes; again individually configurable at each breakpoint in real time.

Two columns with unequal quantities of content? Just click the full column height alignment to make them equal and while you are there why not create a graduated background on uniquely shaped button to stand out from the crowd.

It includes the ability to create complex forms, plus a wide range of built in design configurations and practically anything you can think of yourself, leveraging the power of Bootstrap 4. It does all of this and much more straight out of the box without having to spend another cent on endless $$ plugins.

Are there things I would change or improve? Yes without a doubt, but with Blocs 3 you get the sense they are all coming pretty soon.
Harry Flashman
Harry Flashman
Nov 24 2018
2.6.5
5.0
Nov 24 2018
5.0
Version: 2.6.5
This is actually out of date at Macupdate, since Blocs has now progressed to version 3 and it's a huge update with great improvements. It's strange, but if you search on this site for Blocs you find nothing and have to add the version number before a suggestion appears.
Gprovan
Gprovan
Jun 5 2018
2.6.0
3.0
Jun 5 2018
3.0
Version: 2.6.0
I've been searching for a web builder to replace Adobe Muse now that they've stopped developing it and came across Blocs.

After trying out the week long demo (which really wasn't long enough to get used to the software) I've come to some conclusions:
As one of the reviewers below has mentioned, it's not really intuitive; there are many, many frustrating moments trying to move blocs to where you want them to be to no avail. You seem to have to create custom classes (like stylesheets) to get anything anywhere close. Surely having all these options readily available in the one panel should be better?

Adding images looks promising, giving an asset library to add to. However, if you're image is bigger than 3MB, it won't add it in. It just tells you that it's too big! Could Blocs not resize to suit like most other applications seem to be able to do?

There's possibly an ability to add webfonts or your own fonts, but I couldn't work this out.

One of the main things that appealed to me was the ability to use a CMS. My clients constantly ask me if they can be given the ability to add and change photos, update news, etc. However, this is not as easy or as user friendly as you would expect. I tried installing October CMS, a freemium CMS. I installed on the server and eventually got it set up. Once I logged in to the 'backend' I quickly realised this was no good! I was faced with an unusual, albeit friendly looking code window. You seem to have to enter the text in what looks like an HTML editor along with links and the relevant code for your images. Surely this isn't what the client wants? I realise October CMS is not developed by Blocs so not really their fault, but I am surprised and disappointed in this integration.

The lack of an FTP upload is strangely lacking. It surely shouldn't be difficult to add this feature to prevent the complete export and upload of the site each time a change is made.

Among the several quirks I found was the strange resizing of images among the responsive layout. There were sometimes gaps at the bottom of images and then they'd disappear.

Anyway, this is just my short experience of Blocs.
I like the drag and drop nature of the application and feel Blocs has a lot of potential. It just has a fair bit to go before I would feel comfortable using it for a client's site - the moment they came back to me and said "could you move that there, or could you add this...", I'd balk.
pcampbell2010
pcampbell2010
Mar 24 2017
2.3.1
4.0
Mar 24 2017
4.0
Version: 2.3.1
This app is close to being perfect BUT the editor is just so WEIRD! The developer obviously spends a lot of time adding good features, but the editor is not intuitive at all. The majority of new users will have a hard time learning the basic editing features.
cedric-3
cedric-3
Feb 10 2017
2.3.0
5.0
Feb 10 2017
5.0
Version: 2.3.0
Amazing what this software can do, its super easy to make your own, responsive, website. The possibilities are endless! Blocs staff listens super good to the feedback and requests and always gets updated to make it even better! 10/10 worth every penny.
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