Gone are the days of HTML and even languages like Java, Java Script and more. There is no need to rack your brain or hurt your fingers with coding galore.
If you want a simple way to create professional looking websites with ease, or if you simply want a website such as www.yourfamilyname.com, Karelia Softwares’ Sandvox 2.6.7 is just what you are looking for.
This is a very easy and intuitive template-based WYSIWYG editor that takes the hassle out of web site creation and can make building sophisticated pages a snap.
You can create/edit your site with two different methods. First, you can select one of the more than 50 themes that are built into the product. Many of those themes offer multiple colors, text and media options. You can also select one of the many page styles that are available for site expansion, including, a photo album, a blog and a sitemap. There are generic pages of various designs. You can also add blank pages that contain just your own HTML code.
Secondly, you can utilize their extraction tool, by going to “FILE”—>”EXTRACT CONTENT OF WEBSITE and filling the website address. This will allow you to pull-down an entire site, the raw code, the image/media placement, etc. This is useful for those of you that have an existing site w/o the backup. If you see a site you like and want a similar site, you can also use the same method to recreate it to your needs. I suggest you check copyright laws prior to that though, as plagiarism, will not be endorsed by the writer or any of his employers.
Another of Sandvox’s strength lies in allowing users with any level of experience (or none at all) to add eye catching features to their sites. Features, like iWeb’s widgets as well as YouTube videos and HTML code. You can also add a Facebook Like button, your Twitter, Skype, or IM status, RSS feeds, Delicious.com bookmarks, and much more with just a few clicks. Once added, an object’s appearance and function can be customized. You can add a contact form as well, so visitors can get in touch with. Sandvox also lets you apply favicons, search engine meta tags or keywords, as well as applying Google Analytics code to your pages.
Sandvox is easy to use and well supported by thorough documentation and help system. It was written with the lay-person in mind. Beginning designers, or even experienced ones who want to be up and running in a matter of minutes, not hours should download this software and make it a keeper.