Macaw 1.0 Released

Last fall, I wrote about a Kickstarter project to develop a new and easy-to-use web design tool called Macaw. Now, the first commercial version of Macaw is a reality. 

Macaw is designed to feel like Photoshop as you’re using it, but in the background it creates semantic HTML and “remarkably succinct CSS,” the web design equivalent of having your cake and eating it too.

Other features include a library of reusable components, global styles, remote previews, and the ability optimize your site for different devices.

The app sells for $179 and works on Mac OS X 10.6.8+ and Windows XP and above.

You also check out Macaw by downloading a 14-day trial version or watching videos on using Macaw for responsive design, interactive design, and more.

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

1 Comment on Macaw 1.0 Released

  1. Friendly neighbor

    April 2, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Try before you buy. While it’s a great idea, I think you’ll find version 1.0 to be buggy and frustrating. Not ready for release really.

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