Sparkle has been awesome. A real godsend. In my pure, uncensored opinion, it’s a diamond in the rough, that needs some help to really become a great indispensable tool for me. Truly fantastic.
— Sebastiaan de With, graphic designer
This is probably the first web-design app I've seen that didn't suck
— @idiot, web designer
Pro Web Design
Our ability to manufacture tools defines us as a species.
The tools we use define our role in our societies.
We find the non-visual nature of the current crop of web content editing tools to be troubling: the HTML common denominator is inexplicably divorced from the visual nature of graphic design and content layout, it impairs all the visual thinkers, now forced to deal with code and symbols. We built Sparkle to give designers full control over everything modern HTML and CSS standards offer, without giving up on the visual approach.
Overthrow the tyranny of the template by moving and changing every element on the page. Design from scratch or be inspired by the built in layouts. Your web page is your canvas.
Build a website that feels native on mobile phones and tablets, as well as desktops and laptops. Sparkle gives you fine-grain control for each device layout.
Sparkle translates your content into accurate, modern HTML and CSS, instantly. Indulge on that last, final tweak — you design while Sparkle codes. Sparkle updates a browser preview in real time, even before saving the document.
Rich Content Foundation
600+ fonts, 300+ background patterns, YouTube and Vimeo videos, all accessible with a single click.
Why go visual?
On the surface HTML and CSS are very approachable, and have a bit of a purity allure.
Complexity grows tremendously from the basics, and once you mix a complex layout, retina graphics, device-dependent layout, rich typography and media, hand coding isn't impossible but requires an incredible attention to detail for all but the simplest designs.
Once you trust a visual design tool, like trusting InDesign instead of hand coding PostScript for example, you are liberated from the low level technical details and are free to focus on creativity.