has released an update to Sandvox, its visual Web page editor for Mac OS X. New to this release are several new localizations, bug fixes and other enhancements. It’s a free update for registered users and $49 for everyone else (a Pro version is available for $79.
Sandvox lets users who aren’t trained Web designers create effective Web sites of their own using visual templates that they can drag and drop new content into, then upload. It can be used to publish weblogs, podcasts, photo galleries and more. The Pro version adds the ability to edit raw HTML and gives you access to more advanced features.
New to this release are traditional Chinese, Dutch and Japanese localizations. Fixes and updates have been made to most page designs and a new internal mechanism for identifying pages in a document has been added. The “ripple” effect now works on Macs that are fast enough; movie pages and pagelets let you specify the URL of an existing movie, so you don’t have to upload it with your site. The keyword field in the document window lets you input multiple lines.
Karelia has also updated Sandvox to a newer version of Apple’s Webkit framework, which resolves crashes and odd behavior; scaling and caching performance has been improved, improvements have been made to the iMedia browser; fixes have been applied for “FTP quirks” and much more.