First off I wanted to say THANK YOU to the Sparkle team for the ABSOLUTE DREAM APP - I tried at least half dozen other programs, plus web-based builders, before discovering this. I build the EXACT website I wanted with Sparkle in virtually one night, and I can’t believe how good/clean/responsive it is, not to mention how virtually limitless the configurations are. Truly worth every penny, can’t say enough positive things about it.
There were only a couple workflow functions/tweaks I’d like to see just because I work pretty fast and these would be very helpful:
One-click preview button and/or
In-app preview function (a window that pops in and out with a click to see how it would look on your browser
One-click publish button
3.5 Publish only changes, as it tends to take over a minute to publish just a spelling change on one page
Making it so this pop-up (pic below) stays open when I check the opacity/transisitons in browser preview and come back to Sparkle (as of now I have to go back and click on it again and find the place on was working on)
Ok that’s all, and thank you once again for this incredible app - it is greatly appreciated!
Yes I do! And just thought of that, so it’s just a matter of Command+Tab and super easy once it’s launched - I’m just a huge fan of one-click actions; I’m used to using Logic Pro for music and workflow is super fast (along with keyboard shortcuts too)
But if I was forced to actually complain about Sparkle I wouldn’t be able to do it!
the problem with the one click is that browsers don’t always behave the same, Safari re-opens the same preview tab, Chrome and Firefox open a new one, which could lead to many many tabs open, not just an annoyance in the browser, but a potential problem with Sparkle (having to serve many separate preview instances) – the idea here always was that you keep the browser open either visible or not, and go back and forth to it, but that doesn’t fit everybody’s workflow
the in-app preview is certainly a possibility, either as a different window or in-window, it seems more useful to test multiple browser engines, and that the canvas would be a decent reference of quality/fidelity, but I can see that being useful
yeah well the publish process is never instant, but ever click counts?
(3.5) this is a common complaint but Sparkle is already doing the most optimized publish it manages, there certainly is room for improvement but the goal has always been and always will be the performance of the published site (see Quickest way of correcting just one detail - #2 by duncan for example)
yes I agree the parallax configuration can be cumbersome, we do have it on our radar to improve it at some point
Appreciate the thoughtful reply @duncan! Keep up the incredible work and no matter with even the future updates, Sparkle is a 10/10 app and I’d go as far to say it’s pretty darn near perfect at this point