updated 08:50 am EDT, Wed May 17, 2006
Karelia ships Sandvox 1.0
Karelia Software today announced Sandvox 1.0, an update to its web publishing tool. Sandvox is weblog- and podcast-ready application, allowing any collection of pages can be organized as a weblog, with automatic RSS generation. The company also said that uploaded media, such as MP3 files and QuickTime movies, become an iTunes-compatible podcast without any additional effort. Sandvox sports a helpful setup assistant for hassle-free publishing on remote hosts via FTP, SFTP, and WebDAV, including .Mac. A Pro version of Sandvox additionally provides for creation of Raw HTML content as pages or pagelets allowing advanced users to integrate additional elements and support server-side scripting. Sandvox sports a plugin architecture (along with a SDK for Cocoa developers to build their own page components as well as a Designer's Kit that will allow web developers with knowledge of CSS to create their own page designs. A single-user license of the Universal application is available for $40 (standard) or $70 (Pro) in an introductory offer.
Sandvox also features drag-and-drop website assembly, live editing without a preview mode, two dozen stylish designs, and over a dozen types of innovative Pagelets, small areas of content that reside within a web page's sidebar.
"Since we previewed Sandvox last year, we've been overwhelmed with the demand that the Mac community has demonstrated for an easy, Mac-like way of building and publishing websites," said Dan Wood, co-creator with Terrence Talbot of Sandvox. "I think Mac users will be pleased with our solution for easily building websites, weblogs, and online photo albums."