firstly sandbox is the best template web build i have found but i find it incredibly restricting when compared with iweb.
Blog page - am i missing something
blog index page show all blogs in full size, why? in iweb you get a proper index small photo and brief description which is all that is needed to temp someone the read the full blog, why does the full blog appear on the index page, resizing photo here resizes it on the blog page, this is complete nuts. Am i missing something.
I realise this is a template system but there are certain freedoms on iweb i would like to see for this to become a first class program. Photos and text boxes i would like to put them where i want to not where i am dictated to putting them.
I don't want my website to look like a template website where compromises have been made.
any help or advise grateful.
all the best
also i can use spell check on this forum, if i click ignore it deletes the whole post. Its happen 3 time now i find that rather annoying.
Have you read our Transition Guide? You may find it helpful.
As for having shorter article summaries on the blog index page, you'll want to adjust this using the Titles & Summaries inspector. You can also find more information about this under Blogging with Sandvox. (Basically, move the Article Length slider to the left to shorten the summaries.)
Note that you can also have custom summaries that present different text or graphics from the full-length article.
All of this information is in Sandvox Help, I'm just linking to our mirror site.
not noticed the blog editor. This makes it a whole lot better. I will read the transition guide.
"I realise this is a template system but there are certain freedoms on iweb i would like to see for this to become a first class program. Photos and text boxes i would like to put them where i want to not where i am dictated to putting them. "
You don't mention how to sort this.....?
Agreeing with Carl here. Really missing being able to put things where I want them.
Are there any templates that makes this easier than others?
I'm with Carl too. My website http://www.johnnyrobish.com is a fake newspaper and I need to have columns. I asked tech support at Sandvox and they were nice enough to write back, but I was reading their reply on my iPhone and accidentally erased it before finishing. In short, I need to have three columns and that's where text boxes really helped. All the other programs such as Wordpress are impossible to deal with. I need something simple. I already bough Sandvox, but can't seem to get it to look the way I want. Is there a newspaper theme?
Columns can be achieved in Sandvox without having to resort to tables (which are not intended to be used for columns, anyway), but you must resort to CSS and HTML. See http://www.karelia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=778 for an example of how to implement columns. Also http://davidneale.eu/sandvox/column-layouts/ might interest you.
Sandvox offers a very easy way to build basic websites, including some complexity, but it does not offer an answer for everything. More answers might be provided by other programs, such as Wordpress or Flux (now that's complex), but this comes at a cost, as you need to learn a lot more and things really can get confusing. If you are prepared to learn some CSS and HTML, then Sandvox offers possibilities to make a page/site more complex through its Code Injection and Raw HTML capabilities. In this way, Sandvox tries to offer the best of both worlds, but it can't be moulded to all requirements.
It says "Avenger," but I am just a Sandvox user who has been assigned the title of Avenger here in order to be able to delete spam messages. http://davidneale.eu/
Trying to decide what to do. Sandvox sounds great, but I want a unique look to my site not just templates. iWeb had a blank template where, with some tricks you could customize completely. Can I do this with Sandvox?
I really want to avoid Dreamweaver because it is so complex.
Based on what I see on your site (completely custom and apparently relatively static), you might want to try Freeway Pro from Softpress. I came to Sandvox from Freeway because Sandvox was simpler to update content and set up more complex page interactions, but Freeway is great if you're looking at web design from an artists point of view AND you're not going to be doing repetitive stuff like blogging or keeping web albums up to date.