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Xara Web Designer 11

Create stylish, feature-packed websites, no HTML experience required

by Mike Williams

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit)

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Languages: English
Software Cost: $49.99 (Windows)
Date Updated: 21 May 2015
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Xara Web Designer
Create stylish, feature-packed websites, no HTML experience required

Xara Web Designer is a template-based design tool which makes it quick and easy to create quality websites.

The program comes with a host of professionally-produced multipage web designs. Each one can immediately be enhanced with your preferred buttons, headings, navigation bars, photos, icons, movies, MP3s, PDFs and more. Just drag and drop an item onto your page and customise it to suit your needs.

If you'd like to add some interactivity to your site then you'll appreciate the program's widgets. These can embed YouTube videos on your pages, Google Maps, Facebook Like and Twitter buttons, media players, contact forms, news feeds and more.

All of this can be further tweaked or rearranged as necessary. You can even build a site from scratch if the bundled templates don't appeal. And once you've finished, the program will put the site online for you, either at your own web host or using 500MB of free web space included with the package.

Web Designer 11 can now sync project files across Dropbox and Google Drive. If you've installed the program on two computers, change a file in one and it'll be updated on the other. There's even support for versioning, making it easy to recover previous versions of a file.

The program includes a beta of cloud.xara, which allows Xara sites to be viewed, edited and updated from a browser on any device (no need to have Web Designer installed).

You also get more themes, better PDF support, a new slideshow widget and more.

Xara Web Designer is a very capable tool, but if you need more power then you may prefer the Premium edition. This adds tools to create presentations, animations (Flash and GIF) and sitemaps. You get many more photo options, including the ability to manipulate your photos with Photoshop plugins. There's a screen capture tool, HTML 5 video support, more import and export options, more widgets, themes and content in general.


Xara Web Designer is a good WYSIWYG web builder, easy to use and capable of producing quality results. If you need to produce anything more than a simple personal site we'd recommend the Premium edition, though - it's more expensive, but the extra power is worth the cost.

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