March 5, 2009 in Web Design (E)
[prMac.com] Alameda, California - Karelia Software today announced the availability of Sandvox Designs, an on-line showcase for website designs created by Karelia and third-party developers for use with Sandvox, Karelia's easy website builder for the Mac. Featuring over 70 designs, the new site offers Sandvox users the opportunity to learn about new designs as they are released or updated, and to view descriptions, thumbnails, and full-size previews of real-life websites created with each design.
"This new website repository for third party Sandvox designs information the guys at Karelia have put together will be a huge benefit for Sandvox users," said Charlie Lockhart of Blueball Design. "The past 4 months have seen sales surge for our Sandvox designs as more and more people discover Sandvox and all it has to offer. With this new site by Karelia, I expect our sales to keep climbing. For us, this is what's been missing in Sandvox design development, and now that it's here we're very excited about the potential it holds for future Blueball Sandvox design releases."
Visitors to Sandvox Designs are presented with a quick list of the latest updates and new releases. Also available as an RSS feed for easy notifications, each entry features a short description of the design, an icon, small preview thumbnails, and links to purchase or download designs. For updated entires, a list of "what's new" is included.
Designs can also be viewed by vendor, with company information and additional details about each design. Each design is also presented on its own details page, with larger thumbnails of sample sites and live links to sites created by Sandvox users around the world.
Sandvox Designs launches with creations by Sandvox Web Designs, Blueball Design, and Jumsoft. Companies wishing to create and offer their own designs for Sandvox are welcome to contribute their listings; individuals who have built their own designs to share are also encouraged to list their offerings. Free design downloads can be hosted directly by Karelia if desired. Sandvox Designs also lists all designs available from Karelia, including the fifty built-in designs plus several others that are available for free.
Sandvox is the easy website builder for the Mac created by Karelia Software. Version 1.5.4 is now available in Regular and Pro Editions starting at $59 (USD). For more information about how Sandvox can help you get your website up and running in hours, not days, visit the Karelia Website.
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.