Introducing free Sparklecafe designs

by Duncan Wilcox — August 1, 2015

Sparkle development for the next update is very much in progress, but development is always a long, slow process. It will be worth the wait.

While we continue development, we thought we should begin addressing a problem with two faces:

  • how is a complex Sparkle design created?
  • can I use a starting point for my website?

We are very proud to introduce today, a new site that offers freely downloadable website designs. We aren’t calling these “themes”, because every Sparkle design is always fully editable.



For the initial launch of Sparklecafe we have been blessed to be able to work with some amazing designers.

Without further ado, here they are.

Morihiro Abe

Sparkle will be of great help to designers, especially graphic designers. When I design a web page with Sparkle I can concentrate on design and concept. Sparkle is familiar and intuitive, it feels like using Illustrator.

Martin Halík

Sparkle is great tool when you need a simple site. The editing is faster than on web-based alternatives and you have many more possibilities.

Francesca Chiti

Sparkle is a super easy and design-friendly Mac app with which you can create gorgeous web designs that really work! Try to imagine that your Photoshop layout works once you have finished it, this is what Sparkle does ;)

Lukas Trnobransky

I believe Sparkle has the most powerful combination of simplicity and possibillities and is the most straightforward tool for webdesign out there now. Only with Sparkle I feel complete freedom for creativity without giving up on perfectly clean code and up to date looking results.

So head over to Sparklecafe and check out the first few designs. We’ll be releasing more over the coming weeks, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get notified.


Sparkle is striving to become the best visual tool to create websites.

We are adding more articles with example websites and more thoughts on visual web development.

Please check out the documentation for an idea on how Sparkle can help create websites visually, or download the free trial.

If you have any questions or feedback please get in touch.

Sparkle combines an all-in-one approach, an understandable interface and a focus on producing high performance and search engine optimized websites. 

All in a powerful native Mac app. 

Nothing else comes close.

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