Xara Web Designer is unlike any web design software you will have seen before; an easy template based solution that gives you total page design freedom, no HTML skills required. It offers comprehensive WYSIWYG web graphic, web page and website creation features.
Xara Web Designer
Why Web Designer?
Web Designer is unlike any website creation tool you’ve seen before – here’s some of the reasons why:
There is no easier solution
A one tool solution
You only need one program for creating graphical websites – from design to publishing – and that’s Web Designer.
Web Designer’s Online Content Catalog includes customizable web graphic, webpage and website template designs plus tools for creating your own designs, for photo editing (an integrated ultra-fast, non-destructive photo tool), and for advanced text layout. The Online Content Catalog also includes a collection of Widgets.
Total design freedom
Web Designer gives you total design freedom – using drag and drop you can literally place anything, anywhere on the page. And things which are normally difficult to achieve in HTML are a snap in Web Designer – for example text with curved edges, text or graphics at an angle, text flowing around objects – no problem!
Whether you customize one of the bundled templates or create your own graphics or animations, it’s genuinely WYSIWYG – what you see in Web Designer is exactly what you get on your website.
Quality results guaranteed
Web Designer’s templates are created by top professional designers, so the quality is guaranteed. But of course you can customize the color, text, images, size etc to create your own personal look without any loss of quality. It’s the best of both worlds!
But we have some clever tricks too, to make things easier for you – here’s just a few of the things that will save you time and trouble:
Liquid text flow around objects; easy mouse-over, thumbnail and pop-up creation; automatic adjustment of photos to the correct web resolution; one-click change of site wide theme colors and shades; automatic color matching of imported objects such as buttons; a concept of ‘repeating objects’ such as headings and button bars – edit one instance and they all update; buttons and text panels that automatically stretch as you change the text; smart automatic re-positioning of objects and resizing of pages as you add new text; font embedding which frees you from the restriction of ‘web safe’ fonts.
Working with industry standards is vital, so Web Designer sites are W3C compliant, cross browser compatible (IE 8+, Firefox, Safari, Chrome) and XHTML, CSS standards based.
It can also import a huge range of files types for vector graphics, image and text including PDF, RTF, RAW, PSD, SVG, TIFF and of course JPEG, PNG, GIF. Premium offers some extra import formats (ODP, PPTX).
Mobile Device Friendly
Websites made with Web Designer are ready for the latest iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. We‘ve invested significant effort in esuring that all our templates and features work with mobile devices.
Together with our embedded HTML 5 player technology for video and audio integration this means that you can create state of the art website projects which work across all platforms and browsers with minimum effort.
Xara in the cloud
BETA: Online Designer is included in all copies of Web Designer while in beta
Xara Online Designer offers an ultra-simple way to view, edit and update the text or images of your Xara website using a web browser on any computer or tablet (yes even a Mac or Android tablet!), from anywhere in the world, and to re-publish the website. Perfect for collaborative editing, for commercial designers who want to give clients editing access, or for anyone who needs to edit their site remotely.
The Update Service
We know that many of you find it frustrating to have to wait a whole year for our next update – knowing that we are working on (and likely finished) new cutting edge features and content. We have the answer! Under our Update Service you’ll not only get the latest version when you purchase, but you’ll also have access to new features and content as we develop them, at any time during the 365 days after you purchase!
Note: If you reinstall the software after the Update Service expires (and you don’t renew) the software reverts to the version at your date of purchase). The Update Service also gives you access to our Online Content Catalog.
There is simply no easier, quicker way to create a website. Full stop. Here’s how:
Choose a design
Pick your page design from the templates in our Online Content Catalog, all created by professional designers so that quality is guaranteed. There are pre-built, ready linked multi-page sites, or you can build your own site from the page layouts offered in co-ordinated theme sets. We’ve got all the layouts you need (eg home, products, photo gallery, news, store etc).
Customize as required
Use simple drag and drop to position things on the page as you wish; enter your text (spell checker included); add any new items such as text panels, headings or extra buttons from the templates in the Online Content Catalog, or import your own, or create new images with the drawing tools; set up links on your NavBars and menus; drag and drop your own photos (photo editor included if you need to crop or adjust brightness, contrast etc); customize colors with the simple one-click theme color editing.
Add widgets to your site
And it’s a snap to add widgets to your site, such as Google Maps, Facebook Like and Twitter buttons, Picasa photo albums, Flickr slideshows, YouTube movies, forms, news feeds and many, many more…
What’s more the Online Content Catalog includes a collection of popular widgets that can be added to the page you’re working on. Note: Premium has a larger selection of widgets including photo and content slideshow widgets, interactive chart and graph widgets, and e-commerce widgets such as Paypal.
Add videos, music, PDFs
It couldn’t be easier to add external files. Simply drag and drop the MP4 or FLV movie files, MP3 audio files or PDFs on to your page and position them as required. All the work to display and play them will be done automatically.
Note: The integrated audio and video players use the HTML 5 capabilities of the web browser to play the audio or video where the browser supports it eg latest smartphones or tablets. Otherwise it falls back to Flash.
Check your design in the browser preview and then simply click on Publish.
All you need to do is enter your regular FTP upload details. Or in the case of Web Designer Premium you can take advantage of the free one year ‘M Hosting’ from Xara Online (includes 2 GB of web space) which offers ultra-simple upload.
Search Engine Optimization
Now you have a great looking site and you’ll want to get the word out! Web Designer helps you achieve search engine success by making it easy to add the essential titles, descriptions and keywords, by site or by page.
Advanced users can add HTML code to the body field, and in Premium you can also add HTML to the head field, automatically create XML sitemaps and easily embed Google Analytics web analysis tool to measure your success.
Responsive Web Design
With Web Designer you can create multiple variants of a site – eg desktop, tablet, mobile – which are exported as a single HTML file, so that your site will dynamically change layout in response to the screen size of the viewer.
Create Web Graphics
If you need individual graphics for your existing page, Web Designer is the tool for you
Use professional templates
The Online Content Catalog also includes template designs for individual graphics, from buttons, NavBars and headings to text boxes and speech bubbles! Again they are all created by professional designers and can be customized to fit your site in seconds.
These individual graphics can be exported in the standard web formats such as GIF, JPEG, PNG for use on existing websites, or they can be added to any page being created in Web Designer.
Or create custom graphics
If you don’t find a template to fit the bill, no problem, Web Designer includes comprehensive, intuitive and powerful drawing tools from our award winning illustration software Xara Designer.
So you can create your own graphics from scratch and either add them to the page being created in Web Designer or export them as JPEG, PNGs or GIFs.
Rapid Website Prototyping
Design website prototypes with unrivaled freedom, no HTML skills required.
Fast prototypes for designers
For designers, Web Designer offers unparalleled design freedom. It’s perhaps the fastest website prototyping tool around, even for websites created from scratch. As a designer you don’t need to know anything about HTML, but you’ll have complete freedom to design websites as simple or as complex as you need, with an actual working HTML result, rather than just a ‘fake’ static mock-up.
Design without compromise
You don’t need to compromise your design just because this is a webpage.
Web Designer supports transparency, even grad transparency (for graphics, photos and text); it has full, automatic alpha channel support for things like soft shadows, anti-aliasing and semi-transparent objects; and if you include things not supported by HTML (let’s say rotated text) it automatically converts them to optimized web graphics.
|Dimensions||100 x 30 cm|