Written by River SRL
1. An average Wordpress mobile site has a Google PageSpeed score of under 30, while an average Sparkle mobile site has a score above 75, in our tests.
2. Yes it is possible to make a Wordpress site fast, but who will do it? How much will it cost? Sparkle sites are fast out of the box, even on inexpensive web hosting.
3. Sparkle sites average 1.3 seconds to show content versus 3.9 seconds for Wordpress.
4. With Sparkle's built-in SEO Assistant, no special knowledge is required to get your site to be Google's best new friend.
5. Also an average Wordpress site leaks your visitor activity to third parties, any cookie checker will show this.
6. Sparkle has built-in tools to add payment buttons and shopping carts from the leading commerce providers, plus table, property and appointment booking.
7. Sparkle can import your existing site and immediately apply all the performance and security gains.
Latest Version: 4.0.5
What does Sparkle, Visual Web Design do? Build the website you always wanted. Sparkle is the best Mac website builder.
Forget everything you know about building websites, just start creating. No code, no jargon, all visual.
Updating websites used to be slow and painful. Aren’t you tired of fighting your Wordpress install? Introducing Sparkle, the visual website builder for people who don’t (usually) build websites.
Your website is better with Sparkle because:
1. Your website is stunning
Bring your website to life with stunning parallax animation and video that plays while scrolling. Make your images stand out by automatically removing their background. Support dark mode in your site to embrace visitor preferences.
2. Your website is more visible
With Sparkle's built-in SEO Assistant and SEO targeting, no special knowledge is required to get your site to be Google's best new friend. Sparkle also codes very tightly, nerd friends will be impressed.
3. It's easy to make money
Sparkle has built-in tools to add members-only sections, payment and subscription buttons, and shopping carts from the leading commerce providers, plus table, property and appointment booking. Get your online business going in minutes.
4. Your website is faster
An average Wordpress mobile site has a Google PageSpeed score of 31, versus 77 for Sparkle, which reflects better Web Vitals support. Sparkle sites average 1.3 seconds to show content versus 3.9 seconds for Wordpress. Yes it is possible to make a Wordpress site fast, but who will do it? How much will it cost? Sparkle sites are fast out of the box, even on inexpensive web hosting.
5. You save money
Wordpress might be free, but it has significant hidden costs. Many website builders require paid additions for performance, security, or even for simpler page elements. Sparkle is not free, but has everything your site needs built-in.
6. Your website is more secure (and privacy minded)
It's no secret Wordpress is not very secure. But how bad is it? In June 2021 an average of 8 new vulnerabilities were discovered every day, in Wordpress, themes or plugins. Sparkle sites are so called "static": fast, not hackable. An average Wordpress site leaks your visitor activity to third parties, any cookie checker will show this. Sure you can buy plugins to plug the leaks, but in Sparkle it's all built in.
WHAT USERS SAY
“We used to create comps in Photoshop for developers. With Sparkle we have our sites up and running in hours rather than weeks.”
Hossein Farmani, Founder and Curator, The Lucie Awards, IPA - International Photography Awards
"We use Sparkle to create hundreds of quick landing pages to test our marketing strategies, Sparkle has saved us many hours of development time."
David Tera, Director of Marketing, IDA - Int'l Design Awards.
“I have tried out many different tools to create websites, but none of them can top Sparkle.”
Philip Amour, Product Designer
"Sparkle has been awesome. A real godsend. Truly fantastic.”
Sebastiaan de With, Graphic Designer
“When I discovered Sparkle it just blew my mind and I felt like dancing!”
Peter Bladskog, Photographer
"Sparkle is very much what I was looking for the last 10 years”
Daniel Schoeneck, Design Teacher, Bern University of the Arts
If you have questions or feedback, please email us at [email protected] or visit the support website sparkleapp.com/support.html
If you opt to subscribe to Sparkle Pro, payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.
Download and Install Sparkle, Visual Web Design
Sparkle, Visual Web Design
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
If you want to download the software on your windows pc or mac, you could either first visit the Mac store or Microsoft AppStore and search for the app OR you can easily use any of the download links we provided above under the "Download and Install" header section to download the application
Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you
SUPPORT IS WORLD CLASS!!!
I’ve been juggling a very demanding full time job, and a hobby that I love and get paid for, for 40 years. I am a professional salesman, and on the weekends, a professional children’s entertainer. I AM NOT A WEB DEVELOPER. I need tools that are powerful intuitive and easy to use. When I need help, I NEED HELP. I’ve been using Sparkle for a couple of years now, and every time I’ve needed help, their SUPPORT team has been WORLD CLASS. My day job is selling technology products to Fortune 500 companies—and Sparkle’s SUPPORT team is on a par with any of the SUPPORT teams that I’ve ever worked with, and I’m comparing them to teams that support mission critical multiple million dollar investments in infrastructure.
In particular, Duncan Wilcox is amazing! He is responsive, tenacious, and competent. I don’t even want to say how far and above the call of duty he will go, because I don’t want to set the bar TOO high for him and Sparkle, but what he did for me today was very, very impressive. He’s an inspiration for how I want to treat my customers in all of my endeavors.
The product itself is great. But if you’re going to run a business, small or large, and count on the product, YOU NEED GREAT SERVICE—and Sparkle delivers!!!!
I bought Sparkle after reading the good reviews, taking a chance it would be an acceptable substitute for iWeb, which I used to build my sites long ago. It IS--and it's even better. I've managed to make a really creative website that gets lots of compliments, thanks to Sparkle. I also love that there are built-in animations I can add to certain elements on the site (making a certain object shake or bounce, etc.) which is cute and eye-catching, perfect for my "brand." Visitors always comment on how they "love" the "interactive" quality (by which they mean something animating when they scroll). All I did was drag and drop and assign an animation, and re-tool a bit! So easy. It's worth noting that I did have a couple of questions, particularly when I was first uploading my site onto my server. I couldn't quite get it going, so I contacted customer service to ask. They walked me through the process and have helped me ever since with various aspects of site-building, without complaint. Outstanding level of support. Cannot recommend this software to Mac web builders highly enough.
I have a simple website that I made years ago with iweb. When iWeb was discontinued, I switched to Freeway Express, which was discontinued a few years ago. I recently decided it was time to update my site with a new app. I really like to be able to start with a blank slate, rather than a template. I tried WordPress, but it only uses templates, and if you want to start with a blank slate, it adds a lot of complexity. Almost all other web design apps make you use a template. Sparkle is a gem in that you can start with a blank slate. They also have templates if you want. They have a very nice feature where you can import an existing website into it. This essentially means you can use any website as a basic template if you want.
Once I got used to it, I started to really enjoy the simplicity and creative process. I also emailed Duncan for some questions I couldn’t easily figure out, and he responded quickly.
I’m so glad I found Sparkle!
Sparkle is how I want to edit HTML on the Mac
I'm cabable of editing basic HTML by hand. But that's not how I want to do it on the Mac. I want to drag and drop content where I want it and have the editor handle the precise HTML. Sparkle lets me do that.
I also don't want to use a "template" where my website has to fit the way their professionals set it up. Sure that makes for a decent website. But I want to control the horizontal. I want to control the vertical. I want to put my image here, my text there, and so on.
One other feature about Sparkle is the easy support of different website layouts based on the client screen width. Sparkle's manual reports this is necessary to get an optimal Google search score. Sparkle makes this easy. You layout your content in one screen size. All your content is automatically added to the other screen size. You just need to go to each screen size and move it around to the correct position.