I would say that Sparkle is one of the best website builders I’ve ever used. The documentation is easy to navigate and follow, the software is easy and fun to use. For everything great that Sparkle offers, there is one notable downside: a lack of more general use page templates.
I’d argue that a fair amount of us here use Sparkle in some capacity to create websites for clients, and while the built in page templates may be great for creating personalised websites for ourselves or friends, most clients want something more familiar and professional looking.
I’m aware that one of the main philosophies of Sparkle is to create more unique designs, fully utilising its strengths as a website builder, but more often than not I find going with more general designs help keep clients happy.
While what I’ve discussed in this topic so far has been aimed primarily at Sparkle Pro users, these kinds of templates could even help Sparkle One or Sparkle Basic users explore the program.
I’ll admit, when I first downloaded the Sparkle trial I had no idea what was going on with the templates or how to effectively use them. I actually ended up skipping them altogether at some point to just figure out how the base program worked.
Finally, I’d like to close off this topic with an idea pitch of page templates. I know that you can import pages both on and offline, but I feel as though having a built in page template library would help tremendously with the work I do in Sparkle.
Thank you for reading.