Introduction by Charles
special night - potluck
presentation - Sandvox
Sandvox by Karelia Software
Website building application
one of the top application of 2012
This tool allows creation from templates and widgets without needing to code HTML or CSS
Good for migrating from iWeb, includes a site extractor to allow you to pull in existing sites.
If you have an iWeb site saved to your local storage, the extractor will be able to open it,
and pull in the main content.
Bear in mind it will not be precisely the same, but the main features should be replicated.
Sixty plus designs are available. You can change the template for a site, getting a new
look and feel, while keeping the structure, content.
Paste in tech text, insert images, use the inspector to adjust elements. The inspector is
very similar to the inspectors used in Pages and Keynote.
If a page is open in your web browser, you can automatically create a link in your
web site. The link maker checks to see if a page is open in your web browser.
When adding or creating pages, you can use preset pages for blogs, photo albums,
columnized text, and so forth.
The photo albums can be populated by drag and drop of images.
The built in media browser is actually more powerful than Apple's -- it can access Flickr!
Blog support, similar to iWeb (which was not a true blog). In Sandvox, a blog is really
just a collection of pages. To add an entry, you add a page from within Sandvox.
International character sets, including Chinese, are supported. You can copy and paste
Chinese characters the same as any text.
A slide show is a type of index -- put it into a photo album and the images in the album are
made available in the slide show.
Widgets for Google+1, Facebook Like, etc.
Can link in Amazon product pages.
, Google maps,
An extensive help system is provided, along with an eighteen minute video tutorial.
The publish mechanism ca be via FTP, SFTP, and WebDAV.
For the purpose of making the site easy to find via search engines,
the HTML code is made clean, so that text content can be easily parsed.
You can also add meta descriptions.
Some of the designs offer flexible page widths.
You can create your own design templates, or tweak the existing ones.'
The publish function works incrementally -- only uploads changes.
Video and Audio formats include cross platform codexs.
$79.99 regular price
For members tonight, there is a coupon code "MUGGLE", which is a 25% discount.
The license is "one user", so you can install on several computers.
The advanced mode allows viewing the generated HTML code.
You may also create raw html objects, e.g. inserting PayPal buttons, or Google calendars, and so forth.
jQuery is used for some items, e.g. pop up menus, slide shows.
News by Lynda
Mac OS Ken is a podcast that is usually reliable. macosken.com
with attitude and humor
Stock has been down, partially due to 'fiscal cliff', partially due to reports re iPhone & iPad mini in China, etc. - until today
(Recommended, today's (12/17/12) Mac OS Ken podcast, for short term summary of info about stock)
Tim Cook on NBC, and Bloomberg
Walmart selling iPhone for $127?
MSFT Surface May not be doing so well
Some data that iPad Mini is outselling iPad
Apple TV Rumors continue
Maps Issues in Australia
One using Java - which was updated last Feb, or thereabouts, one (Trojan) coming thru Russian site allowing pirated music
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