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This post is part of a series that revisits some of our readers’ favorite articles from the past that still contain awesome and relevant information that you might find useful. This post was originally published on August 3th, 2011.

Remember iWeb? This former iLife member’s lofty goal was to translate the intimidating task of building a website down to the “drag and drop” simplicity of the Mac experience.

Apple’s brief foray into the world of DIY websites was impressive at first, but aged quickly and was eventually abandoned altogether. Discounting professional developer software like Dreamweaver, this leaves Mac users with three primary options for WYSIWYG website building: Sandvox, Rapidweaver and Flux. Today we’ll take a brief look at each and offer some advice on which you should use.

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Great news! We’ve chosen the ten winners who will receive a free copy of the MacBundler App Bundle. The Twitter users listed below will be receiving emails shortly outlining how to claim their prize.

Didn’t Win? Get $5 Off the MacBundler App Bundle!

To everyone who didn’t win, thanks for entering, be sure to check back soon for more great giveaways. In the mean time click here to receive $5 off this amazing bundle.

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I’d like to say a big thank you to this week’s sponsor, Flux. Billed as an advanced HTML5 Web design application, Flux is capable of creating stunning sites from scratch. Far from being a simple template based solution, it’s a creative design environment.

Flux can edit existing sites, or create brand new ones using HTML and CSS. You can even drag and drop in pre-designed objects like photo galleries and navigations menus.

Whether you’re wanting to create your first website, or you’re a seasoned pro, Flux is definitely worth giving a try! It’s always good to try out a range of design and development tools, and I’d certainly recommend experimenting with Flux today.

It’s priced at $119.99 on the Mac App Store, and you can download a fully-functional trial from The Escapers website to decide whether its for you.

Thanks to everyone who entered our Flux & Forklift bumper giveaway, and to Binary Nights and The Escapers for sponsoring the competition. We’ve randomly chosen the fifteen winners, and will be sending through serial codes shortly.

Without further ado, here are the winning names:

Flux Winners

  • Adam Souders
  • Ceena
  • eMeM
  • Matthew Craig
  • Annette Benkie

Forklift Winners

  • Matt Milligan
  • Silverhawkclass
  • webbografico
  • Ryan Bruce
  • Garrett
  • Shishir
  • Russe
  • Rauniste.eu
  • blissdev
  • Nicolas von Rosen

Thanks for entering, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed for information about our next giveaway (it will be a few copies of The Hit List)!

It’s another mega-giveaway this week, with 10 copies of Forklift and 5 copies of Flux up for grabs. That’s a total of over $750 of software! We’ve recently reviewed Flux, and found it to be a great, feature packed solution for web design on the Mac. Forklift is an equally brilliant FTP client, which we’ll be taking an in-depth look at next week.

These are two fantastic applications, and you certainly don’t want to miss out on the giveaway! Entering is simple. All you need to do is:

  1. Post a link to this competition – either on your website, or via Twitter
  2. Leave a comment, letting me know where you posted the link!

The competition will run for one week, and we’ll randomly select the fifteen winners on Wednesday 1st July. Good luck, and be sure to follow us on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed to find out if you’re a winner!

A wide array of different web design software is available for the Mac, offering a range of choice when deciding which app to use for designing, coding and publishing. A market seems to be gradually expanding for software which can “do it all”, integrating your web design workflow from start to finish.

Today I’ll be taking a look at Flux 2, an all-in-one web design app which handles CSS, WYSIWYG, coding, debugging, publishing, and even basic image editing! The review will outline the main features available, along with drawing comparisons to other applications such as Coda, Espresso, and RapidWeaver.

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