Karelia Software has released Sandvox 2.0, a major upgrade to its award-winning, easy-to-use website building software for the . With more than five-dozen new features and major improvements, Sandvox 2.0 represents a huge leap forward for anyone using a to easily create powerful websites. All of the new features and improvements are designed to give the modern website builder more flexibility than ever.
"Sandvox 2 makes it stunningly easy to create powerful websites," said Dan Wood, president of Karelia Software. "We’ve made literally dozens of improvements to give our customers the easiest to use website building tool available on the Mac today. Sandvox 2 is far more flexible and a quantum leap forward for our customers."
Sandvox 2.0 introduces a completely new architecture and new editing engine, which allows customers to mix and match web page content "objects" in a much more naturally expressive and creative way. For example, photography and video can now both reside on the same page, along with text, custom HTML and various other "objects."
Sandvox 2.0 also introduces a completely new design chooser and a much more powerful Inspector that makes it easy to selectively adjust page layout, modify objects, and apply modern page features.
The new design chooser lets users page through thumbnails of designs and quickly zero in on a choice. Sandvox 2.0 comes with several new designs as well as new color variations of previously available designs. In addition, Sandvox 2.0 automatically includes the latest version of the Karelia iMedia Browser, an open source contribution which is now a staple in many popular Mac apps.
Sandvox 2.0 sites automatically support HTML5 and jQuery. Comment support is now available via Disqus, IntenseDebate and Facebook Comments. New plug-ins provide support for Facebook and Twitter. In addition, a plug-in API is now available for third-party developers.
"Sandvox 2 brings some much desired updates like easier Facebook integration, more object control, and a more intuitive WYSIWYG interface," explained Bryan Gray, professional wine photographer, Napa Valley. "Sandvox 2, and the entire beta testing process I experienced, proves that Sandvox and its developers really listen to their users and do their best to integrate user needs."
Pricing and Availability:
Sandvox 2.0 is regularly priced at $77.00 (USD) and available directly from Karelia Software. Registered owners of Sandvox 1.x are eligible to purchase Sandvox 2.0 for a special upgrade price of $47.00 (USD).
For a limited time, Sandvox 2.0 is introductory priced at $67.00 USD (regularly $77.00), and upgrades are introductory priced at $37.00 USD (regularly $47.00), through May 20, 2011.
Anyone who purchased Sandvox after January 5, 2011 is eligible to receive a free upgrade, and, if registered, will be notified automatically via email. New licenses, upgrades, household licenses and site licenses are all available directly from Karelia Software.