January 19, 2010 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Alameda, California - Karelia Software announced today the immediate availability of Sandvox(R) 1.6.6, a maintenance update to its award-winning website creation application for Mac OS X. This update, free to all registered users, fixes a few minor issues, improves website compatibility with iPhone web browsers, and improves upon visibility of Sandvox-built websites to Search engines.
Karelia Software also announced that it will be participating in tomorrow's "Indie Relief" charity event.
The principle change in this update is that newly-created web pages now use dashes, rather than underscores, to separate words in a web page URL, following the advice of a spokesperson for Google. This Search Engine Optimization (SEO) feature joins the many other search-engine-friendly features that are part of the Sandvox application, including proper use of header tags, customizable meta tags and title tags, and search-engine-visible graphical text replacement.
"We're always looking for ways to ensure that websites built with Sandvox are easy for the Search engines to index and list," said Dan Wood, president of Karelia Software. "Many people have chosen Sandvox to build their websites because it's easier to get one's site properly indexed by Google than it is when using, say, Apple's iWeb software."
Karelia Software will be participating in the "Indie Relief" event, in which over 100 Mac software companies are donating the proceeds from their January 20 sales to Haiti earthquake relief charities. Karelia will be donating all proceeds from Sandvox sales made on January 20, 2010 to Doctors without Borders (also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres), an international organization of medical professionals providing aid to the disaster-stricken country.
A Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel architectures, Sandvox 1.6.6 requires Mac OS X "Tiger" version 10.4.11, or "Leopard" version 10.5, or "Snow Leopard" version 10.6, and is available in English, French, Danish, German, Brazilian Portuguese, and both Simplified and Traditional Chinese. A single-user license to Sandvox costs $57 (USD); a single-user license for the Pro edition (enabling raw HTML editing plus additional Google integration) costs $97 (USD). Household licenses and site licenses are also available.
More information about Sandvox is available at Karelia's website (created with Sandvox, of course). Review copies for traditional and online media are available. Please direct requests to the address below and include your name along with your publication's or podcast's name and/or URL and any information about particular features or needs of special interest to your readership or audience.
Karelia Software is the California-based company that originally brought you Watson, the ground-breaking Macintosh Web utility, winner of the MacWorld "Eddy" and the Apple Design Award for "Most Innovative Application." Karelia is headed by Dan Wood and Terrence Talbot. We joined forces to create Sandvox when we realized that even for the technically inclined, it was just too painful to get words and pictures on the Web.