EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED IN ONE PLACE
Starting a new site is never easy and when done right is time consuming. At Flamin’ Fig we’ve taken all the hard work out for you to get you going with your new website in a fraction of the time. The following material contains all the resources and support material you’ll need to get started with your new Sparkle Theme Kit website…. enjoy!
NO CODING… JUST VISUAL DESIGN!
If you’ve got all the above listed items & you are on a Mac (macOS) computer then you’re ready to start making an awesome website. Check out our themes, choose the one you like and then review the documentation to get started. Check out our themes page to learn more about our well designed and outstanding themes - all theme kits are easily personalised to match your branding identity…
The Sparkle app is the macOS framework to your visual website theme kit and is an essential component to making your online presence work. You will need to go to the Sparkle App website (www.sparkleapp.com) where you can purchase and download it on your macOS platform. Once done you will be able to open your new Flamin’ Fig theme kit and go to town on it. [Note: Link moves you to the Sparkle App website.]
You’ll need an address for your new website, for example: flaminfig.com. If you already have a domain name, great! If not, you can check out our provider (www.crucial.com.au/domains) to set up your own domain name, or get in touch with us where we can assist you not only with a new domain name but also to see if the domain is appropriate and available for your proposed online business.
Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computer-boxes called servers. This allows your Sparkle themed website to be viewable to the whole world - to whoever has an internet connection. At Flamin’ Fig we offer reliable carbon neutral hosting packages that will suit your online needs. Our packages range from hosting a 1 page website to an ecommerce website and everything in-between.
We’ve created super helpful information packs to help you get started! We explain how to set up each page template and how to implement the look (style or business brand) you want on your website. If you’re finding it all too difficult, drop us a message via our support network and we’ll see what we can do to help.
What Are Flamin’ Fig Theme Kits?
What Is The Sparkle App?
Are The Theme Kits Responsive?
A Flamin’ Fig theme kit is a complete, well thought out and efficient website build that covers a select number of business /industries that aim to get you noticed. The theme kit, as is, can be your website with a bit of editing and personalisation, or it can be a starting point for your own new website build.
The Sparkle App is a ‘breath of fresh air’ to the design community and to users with an eye for web design. More to the point, it’s a visual CMS that resides on your macOS allowing for great security, efficiency, and ease of use. It’s backed by a team of dedicated developers providing regular updates, tweaks, and bug-fixes.
Yes, all our Flamin’ Fig theme kits are responsive and suited for the desktop, tablet, and mobile screens. We work with what is called “adaptive design” where we have fixed-width breakpoints instead of “responsive design” which has fluid-width breakpoints.
How do they work?
Do I need the Sparkle App?
What is fixed-width responsive?
The theme kits are designed and styled to a theme which, when opened with the Sparkle app, allows you to edit, swap out the content and further personalise all while on your macOS. When done, you upload (publish) to your preferred hosting provider.
Yes, to use your newly purchased Flamin’Fig theme kit you will need the Sparkle App to open it, to place your content, and to personalise the visuals. The app is a one-off purchase.
Our Flamin’ Fig theme kits is set to three common breakpoints (mobile, tablet, and desktop) so, for example, when you view your website on a smartphone you are served up the mobile version of your website . It makes loading time much faster.
Can I personalise the theme kits?
How is the Sparkle App different?
Do they work on modern mobile devices?
Yes you can and quite liberally at that. You can add your text content, swap out the images, add video, remove page(s) or add page(s), work your SEO, add your instagram account. You can even further personalise the mobile layout… whatever you want.
It’s in a league of its own! It’s a free-form visual canvas that resides on your macOS. The beauty of it is that there is no code to touch - Sparkle generates all the code that makes up your website which you then publish to your host with a push of one button!
All our Falmin’ Fig theme kits run on any modern device ranging from the varied sized smartphones, to the tablet formats, and the small to very large desktop screens.
Is The Sparkle App Like A CMS?
How Do I Make My Website Live?
Does Sparkle Have Widgets Or Plugins?
Your Flamin’ Fig theme kit file works with the Sparkle App on your macOS desktop so even if you don’t have internet you are still able to work on your website project. Once you have completed your site you connect it with your hosting server and hit “publish”. The Sparkle App does the rest.
No, and although widgets and plugins expand programs such as Adobe Muse beyond their framework they also cause headaches and issues and require constant updates. Sparkle, on the other hand, allows you to embed code snippets to extend your theme kit. This is far more reliable and secure.
Can I edit my website in the Sparkle App?
How do I publish my website?
How can I extend my website functions?
Yes you can edit just about everything! You can edit the text, your can edit your font-family, the theme kit colours, edit or replace the images, remove pages, add pages, etc… You name it and it can be edited.
Does the Sparkle App sit in the cloud (server)?
Once you’re done with your website project you hit the “publish” button and the Sparkle App turns your website to code and uploads it to your hosting server, making it live to the online world.
How Secure Is The Sparkle App?
You can do this by embedding code snippets that you acquire on the internet (e.g.Disqus). Once you embed the (Disqus) snippet into your Flamin’ Fig template you end up with an integrated comments platform - simple!
Does the Sparkle App have a blog function?
No, your Sparkle App will sit solely on your macOS computer and the only connection it will have with the cloud / hosting server is via the publish button - it is totally secure and you own your website!
With the recent release of Sparkle3, Sparkle has now a “baked-in” blog system allowing for blogging as an addition or as the main purpose of your website.
Is Sparkle App Similar To Adobe Muse?
SEO Is Important - Is Sparkle Up To It?
Yes there are similarities, but the big differences are: the intuitive app layout, the absolute non-touching of code, and the outright stability and speed that Adobe Muse could never offer to its users!
Add the passionate and professionalTeam behind Sparkle and you have an overall superior product .
It sure is! Once your website is live, the need to further fine-tune the SEO is an important element of having people find you online and this is so easy via the Sparkle App. Sparkle generated websites rank well because they have been built from the ground up with SEO practices baked-in for search engines.
How long has the Sparkle App been around?
Can I improve my SEO with the Sparkle App?
The Sparkle App has been around since 2014 and has gone through a number of iterations and developments to make it what it is today! A fantastic visual no-code CMS!
Yes, the Sparkle App has a number of elements and attributes allowing you to improve your SEO such as selecting your site’s language, connecting to Google Local Business, adding sharing, Google Analytics.
How can I get help with my Sparkle App?
Does Sparkle cover a range of SEO tactics?
The Sparkle Team are eager, perceptive and knowledgeable; they are keen to answer questions or help in any way they can. The team at Flamin’ Fig are also very adept with the app so you can equally ask us for help or assistance.
Yes. You can approve website ownership, add your Instagram account, generate a sitemap, add alt and title tags, optimise your images, customise page names, the list goes on… Sparkle3 now also has a SEO assistant baked-in.
We include the following in your Flamin’ Fig purchase which you’ll receive as a zip file…
- your Flamin’ Fig Theme Kit as a .sparkle file
- License Agreement of Use (pdf)
- Getting Started Checklist (pdf)
- Visual Theme Kit Guide (pdf)
Advance Theme Kits
Our advanced theme kit templates push the boundaries of the Sparkle App including more advanced elements and supporting artwork files. In this kit you will receive the following…
- Your chosen Flamin’ Fig Theme Kit as a sparkle file
- License Agreement of Use, as a pdf
- Getting Started Checklist as a pdf
- Visual Theme Kit Guide as a pdf
- Supporting artwork files
- SEO Check List as a pdf
- Post Launch Checklist as a pdf
What is not included?
Your Flamin’ Fig Theme Kit Template is built on the Sparkle App platform. Your Sparkle App is an additional one-off purchase which you can get from: www.sparkleapp.com
Flamin’ Fig Theme Kit Templates and the Sparkle App have changed the goal post of web design allowing for a secure, intuitive, no-code experience! Your website is owned by you, is on your macOS computer (not the cloud), and with nearly no back-end, is a non-target for hackers. This is priceless in todays’ times!
Peace Of Mind
The maintenance of your Flamin’ Fig Theme Kit Template via the Sparkle App is so intuitive and so simple you’d wish this for everyone who needs to maintain and upkeep their website. All the editing is done offline, and can be totally tested offline through your desktop, tablet, and mobile (Apple iOS and Android)… and when done, is published to your website’s hosting server by hitting the publish button! Easy!
No code to touch through any of this!
Another positive is that you have the latest iteration of your website on your macOS desktop. What peace of mind!
We have been busy building out websites with the Sparkle App for our clients and for our featured website, Flamin’ Fig…
- armitageauctions.com [soon]
- www.tngt.com.au [soon]
- www.trevallyngrocer.com [soon]
What is your refund policy?
Because of the digital nature of our theme kits and products they cannot be returned and are non-refundable once purchased.
thePulse abounds with imagery giving it a striking appeal for the visually inclined and the storytellers. A 1-page template (with supporting sub-sections) giving life to the ebb & flow of the world’s coastlines.
This Wireframe Theme Kit is a multi-page website built with striking and bold visuals and an asymmetrical layout making for an ideal and classy green-minded drone photography agency.
An ethical digital branding agency showing clout and cutting edge technology. A bold colourful splash multi-page template showing off your projects in an easy to follow layout including mobile.
PO Box 8062, Trevallyn TAS
At Flamin’ Fig, we not only love the online simplicity that we offer in our theme kit templates, we also love our planet and feel humbled that we can offer you both in this new age of awareness!
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