|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (June 2007)|
Sandvox 1.5.4 under Mac OS X.
|Stable release||2.5.6 / May 9, 2012|
|Operating system||Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later|
|Type||WYSIWYG HTML editor|
|License||Regular or Pro; Single User, Household, or Site|
Sandvox is a WYSIWYG template-based website creation tool by Karelia Software, based around WebKit. Released May 16, 2006, it competes directly with Apple's iWeb and Realmac's RapidWeaver. Sandvox can be purchased with either a Regular or Pro license. The Pro license unlocks more advanced features, such as the ability to include raw HTML pages and "pagelets" within the created website, along with Google Webmaster Tools integration. In 2007, Sandvox 1.2 won the runner-up Apple Design Award for Best Mac OS X User Experience.
Overview and features
The features of Sandvox include:
- Easy and flexible website creation
- Pre-designed templates bundled with the download
- An iLife media browser
- Drag and drop support for media files
- One-click publishing to most webservers after some initial setup.
- Direct one-click publishing.
Sandvox is currently in its first version with full-time development by Karelia's team. Like RapidWeaver, it includes some features iWeb does not, including the capability to add comments and trackbacks through Haloscan and JS-Kit (a feature available in iWeb only through a third-party application called iComment or when publishing to .Mac) and the ability to add raw HTML pages and "pagelets". This last feature allows users to add their own content, in their own format, to their websites.