Since we are all praising Sparkle and Duncan & Daniele and their team, I would like to chime in as well.
Every day I work with Sparkle, I love its intelligent simplicity and the beauty of a well-conceived software. And of course the fact, that with each release it is improved and we see more and more tools and functionality. I’m excited about the upcoming 2.9 release and even more about the version 3 of Sparkle.
Just today I was reminded of how painful other web builders can be.
I have acquired new clients and they asked me to update their existing website. They don’t want a redesign right now, which I can understand. So I can’t use Sparkle for that project.
But their website is built with WordPress and that gives me a lot of headaches.
I’m no WordPress fan, I must admit, so I feel a bit of a resistance each time I have to immerse myself. In the end I usually get the result I was heading for. But to get there is a bumpy road plastered with frustrating experiences and the total lack of fun.
Working with Sparkle on the other hand is so much fun. And yes, Sparkle also has a few “rough edges” that need to be polished, but it sparkles already and as the icon clearly shows, it is a diamond in the making.
So thank you to the whole Sparkle team for all your work and effort.
We can’t wait to see what you will surprise us with next.