Just a few hours ago, we updated Sandvox to 1.1 and made it live on our website! For all existing users of Sandvox, we recommend that you update to this version.
We've listened to the avalanche of feedback and requests from the community of Sandvox users and think that you will find the updates since the 1.0 release compelling!
We've mentioned in previous weblog entries what this new release is about. Our focus has been stability; we have rewritten some of Sandvox's internals from the ground up in order to make the program solid and reliable. We've made a huge number of bugfixes to which even the release notes cannot do justice. And there are some nice new features as well, including:
- Eight gorgeous new site designs
- A comprehensive and completely integrated Help, including step-by-step "How do I...?" pages that explore the many features of Sandvox
- Localization to Italian and Simplified Chinese languages
- A snapshot feature to cleanly save your work in progress
- Greatly improved Flash file support
For anybody who signed up for our email alert list, you will be receiving a message soon (if not already) mentioning that we have also updated our 5-pack of bonus designs, along with a download URL. Just in case anybody has these designs and is no longer on our email alert list, it's probably a good idea to sign up on our website so you can get the new 1.1 version of these bonus designs. (There are many compatibility fixes, including for IE7).
We had no idea it would take so long to get version 1.1 out the door. We are just now releasing our eighth official beta version of 1.1, and we feel like we are getting closer to having it good enough for a general audience. There is such a difference between the current 1.1 version and the released 1.0.4 in terms of stability; we think Sandvox users will be pleased.
Once we get 1.1 out the door, we are anxious to begin work on version 1.5, for which we have plans for some new pagelets and page types, rich text options, new HTML hooks for Pro users, and so forth. We have received your many suggestions; now we just need to actually build them.