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grtgrfx reviewed on 14 Aug 2009
I have the current Pro version. Based on CSS, SandVox definitely separates the content from the visual appearance, which is quite cool to see in action. Yes, it does let you mock up a decent-looking web site in a day or so and many of the built-in functions are time savers. But wow, how it puts you in a straight-jacket, design-wise.

SandVox crashes to the desktop often and projects open during a crash can become corrupted and never open again. It freezes at weird moments, like when you are in the midst of sending a bug report, and it's really difficult to tweak templates to do some of the things I want to, such as placing Google ads on a blog page, for example, or having multiple Amazon items go into one shopping cart (now you can only buy one item at a time), or even opening a new window so visitors can get back to my site after linking out to Amazon. Also, while there are menu items like "Find and replace", they're grayed out because they Karelia hasn't written the code to make the functions work yet.

And there are NO tables, bullets or indents anywhere; if you don't know raw HTML you're out of luck with these common page elements. And most of these HTML-editable sections cannot contain anything else, so no Facebook buttons, Google ads, Digg links, or anything else that requires inline javascripts.

Convenience aside, it's a definite disappointment coming from GoLive or Dreamweaver. Karelia needs to add more flexibility to the CSS engine that drives the layouts ore relegate the program to the corner of the store that is for amateurs and individuals making their first web sites.
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grtgrfx had trouble on 15 May 2007
Apparently, the move to Intel has broken taboo. While Taboo works with 10.4.X OS on PPC macs, it no longer has any effect in Safari on Intel Macs. Bummer!
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