For the last month or two, we've been asking Sandvox users to submit their website — or websites — to a forthcoming directory of websites built with Sandvox.
A few days ago, we finally started making this website, Sandvox Sites, live.
While we have a huge backlog of a few hundred submissions ready to publish, we are taking the site on-line gradually so everybody will be able to featured on the home page for at least a day.
One fun aspect of this site is that people can enter tags about their website, letting us show a "tag cloud" of the site submissions. At this moment, the most popular tags include photography, travel, art, writing, and design.
Naturally we don't expect everybody using Sandvox to submit their entries to this site, but doing so is providing these Sandvoxers a bit more exposure to their websites, while providing the rest of the world a bit of insight about why they chose Sandvox to build them.
Sandvox users wishing to submit their website will need to go to a special URL sent in our recent email newsletter.
Alameda, California - Karelia Software has released version 1.2 of the Karelia imedia Browser, a free utility that adds the familiar "media browser" experience to just about any Mac application.
The Version 1.2 update includes a number of enhancements to audio browsing, allowing search by title, artist, album or genre, as well as the ability to play and pause tracks with the space bar. For photo browser, the update contains a number of "under the hood" improvements to speed up loading of photo libraries, plus the ability to open the edited or original versions of images by double-clicking on their thumbnails.
In addition, version 1.2 of imedia fixes a number of issues as well. It is now possible to drag images into Microsoft Word; audio scrubbing has been improved, and several stability improvements were added.
"We continue to be astounded at the success of the imedia Browser, both as a stand-alone application and as a framework that developers can integrate into their own applications," said Dan Wood, president of Karelia Software. "This utility has gotten better thanks to the contributions of many 'indie' Mac software companies. This has been a true community project."
A stand-alone utility, the Karelia imedia Browser lets users quickly and easily browse and drag photos, music, movies, and bookmarks into most applications. The browser loads in the contents of one's Pictures, Music, and Movies folders and the libraries of applications including iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom, iTunes, GarageBand, and Safari.
In addition to being used in Sandvox, Karelia's award-winning website development application, the imedia framework is used by developers around the world in a number of third-party applications, including Photo to Movie, MarsEdit, FotoMagico, Skitch, and Posterino.
Version 1.2 can be downloaded from Karelia's website. It is a Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel architectures, and requires Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" or 10.5 "Leopard."
We're happy to announce Sandvox 1.6.1, which is a minor (but important) update to the version 1.6 which came out a few weeks ago. It's primarily a bug-fix and compatibility-fix release. The full release notes have details.