Sparkbox in July Issue of .net magazine

06-27-11 Maria Norman

Sparkbox was featured in .net magazine as the CMS Site of the Month.

Sparkbox made its way into this July’s .net magazine. In case you don’t know, .net magazine is “The world’s best-selling magazine for web designers and developers” (in their own words). We made it in for this very website and use of the CMS ExpressionEngine. If you can’t get your hands on the issue, here’s the portion that featured us:


“Sparkbox is a web design and development studio pushing the message that ‘your site doesn’t sit on a desk anymore’. The site was designed by Ryan Clark, creative director of the company, although the completed site was a team effort.


‘We love that the ExpressionEngine application ( works beautifully on a open source stack, even though it’s not open source itself,’ explains Ben Callahan, president, when asked about the choice of CMS. ‘The key factors for use are the flexibility it provides with custom channel fields, ease of extendability and the amazingly helpful EE community.’

The site layout responds to varying resolutions, and ExpressionEngine helped them in this too. ‘The flexible tempting system built into EE lets us do whatever we want with HTML, CSS and Javascript.’ While this is the feature they’re most proud of, the element that gets the most attention is the site footer. Who doesn’t need a little more cowbell?”