Sandvox

A newer version of Sandvox is available.

This download is served from an external site

close

NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

Continue to download

Sponsored Products

Or, Learn More About Sandvox
Average User Rating stars

out of 34 user reviews

Back to product review

Full user review

  • 5.0 stars

    "Very useful; needs more flexibility"

    November 2, 2006  |   By allen_a_watson_dotmac

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I'm using the Pro version, FWIW. I had an urgent request to throw together a website in less than a week, in my spare time no less, not my regular job. And Sandvox enabled me to do it. Everyone concerned was amazed at how quickly I could put together a great-looking, very functional site, with e-mail feedback forms, a picture gallery, and some other content.

    At first I was dismayed that Sandvox has no "insert list" command. But I discovered that I could use the Raw HTML pagelet to insert a formatted list; Sandvox then automatically created new list items as I would press Return at the end of a list item. I even found the method documented on their site.

    The code that Sandvox generates is remarkably clean (unlike such things as Dreamweaver, iWeb, or [gag!] Microsoft Word) and relatively easy to edit post-publishing if you know CSS and HTML and want to tweak the site a bit. Unfortunately, your manual changes do not show up in Sandvox, so if you use this method you need to create your site with Sandvox and then maintain it in BBEdit or TextMate or something like that. An alternative approach is to duplicate a template and then customize the template; Karelia provides instructions on how to do that. With a customized template, you can then continue to maintain the site in Sandvox.

    It would be nice to be able to directly apply Heading tags, insert "alt" text for images and title attributes to links.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Sandvox 1.0.4
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel