by Duncan Wilcox — February 21, 2017
We’re incredibly proud to release Sparkle 2.1: a small step for Sparkle, one giant leap for your website.
Sparkle is the first visual website builder ever to introduce the ability to import your existing website, recreating the layout within Sparkle’s praised and acclaimed visual editor. Angels sing and astronauts hum, when you’re using Sparkle.
And with a new low price of $39.99/€39.99/£38.99, there’s never been a better time to give your website a new modern design. Sparkle is the rocket fuel that takes you there.
More details below, but if you just can’t wait, download the Sparkle 2.1 free trial now! And by the way, it’s a free update for all existing customers.
Here’s a preview of the Sparkle import feature in action, loading a couple random websites. Once in Sparkle they are fully editable.
We will improve this further in later Sparkle updates, but it’s a great way to get started and import your content in Sparkle, ready for redesign.
A significant new feature is the addition of a mobile or “hamburger” menu, with full control over the orientation of a submenu.
This makes adding a mobile menu as easy as switching menu type on the mobile layout, with the convenience of having the menu items synchronized across devices.
This is part of a significant improvement in performance, reliability and browser compatibility of the menu system.
The publishing engine has been significantly improved, extending compatibility to all the web hosts we have been able to check, and with a significant streamlining of the setup process (this automatic setup doesn’t work with 100% of web hosts, but it does most of the time).
This is so amazingly painless it feels magical, take a look at the video here:
Finally here are the full release notes:
Sparkle loves design and is striving to become the best visual tool to create websites.
We will soon be adding more articles with example websites and more thoughts on visual web development.