9 comments

  • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Very interesting. I personally though the video was great! pretty funny.

    quick note (if the creators are reading this) the pricing list was very confusing at first (looking at USD). I originally though the product was $7999, and the comma's were incorrectly placed. So I would change those to a period ($79,99 vs $79.99).

    Also the logo doesn't link to anywhere, so I can't get back home from the buy page.

    But it looks like an interesting tool to get started with.

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    • Duncan Wilcox, over 5 years ago

      Many thanks for the kind words! (Sparkle dev here) The pricing glitch was a bug, sorry about that.

      Apple's store integration is devilishly complex code to debug, and their store sandbox doesn't behave like the production code so unfortunately the upgrade bug slipped and AppStore customers were asked to pay again.

      Apple just approved 2.0.1, so Sparkle is now automatically unlocked for 1.x purchasers as promised. Again apologies for the bug.

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  • Cecil Lancaster, over 5 years ago

    Is this something professional front-end developers can use even if they already know how to code? Let's say even for heavy-ish web apps like a gmail or something? For example, use Sparkle to lay out the design and foundation and then go into the code afterwards to apply all the custom javascript hooks, etc?

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  • Wyatt CampizWyatt Campiz, over 5 years ago

    I'm just curious, what advantage does Sparkle have over Adobe Muse?

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  • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, over 5 years ago

    between this and Blocapp 2 release tomorrow, I'm quite a happy camper....these tools are incredibly useful....

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    • Kyle MitchellKyle Mitchell, over 5 years ago

      do you have a preference between the two?

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      • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, over 5 years ago

        i own both, and have to say, thus far, I prefer Blocsapp.... I've yet to use version 2 for either though, so we'll see....

        mainly it's because of responsiveness etc... when I've tried to build a responsive site with Sparkle, I've gotten some wonky results.... whereas with Blocs, it never fails to build exactly what I've wanted...perfect every time...

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        • Kyle MitchellKyle Mitchell, over 5 years ago

          Cool. I think I'd like to try it out for my next project.

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          • Tyson KingsburyTyson Kingsbury, over 5 years ago

            I highly recommend it.

            I have to design quick templates all the time for new customers etc...sometimes dummy up a web design layout etc....

            I can really quickly do that in Blocs.... whip up a page in moments...or a whole site in a morning....with animations, parallax, hero video, nice type, etc etc....

            beats the pants out of just doing a photoshop mockup, or a sketch mockup.....

            plus, if it's approved, i can turn the code over to our developer team, and it really speeds up the process....handing them over really decent code, rather than a jpeg....'here's what it should look like' etc...

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