Installation Instructions

You can try Web Designer and/or Web Designer Premium for free. You are currently viewing this page on a device that doesn't support our software but you might find the following information useful.

These are fully functional versions, all features are enabled, but only a selection of the templates can be edited. Previews of all the templates are included so you can see exactly what you'll get if you purchase - the previews are shown in the Content Catalog in grey folders and the editable templates are shown in white folders and called Free Example.

You'll see an intro document on start up, which is a great place to start. You may also find our videos helpful.

  1. Download the Xara Web Designer trial to your Desktop or other downloads folder
  2. Run the installer file (double-click on it)
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions
We recommend you stop any Registry protection utilities before attempting to install as they can prevent the application from installing correctly.

Web Designer

Version:365 (12.0.1)
Date:May 27, 2016

Web Designer

Version:365 (12.4.1)
Date:November 17, 2016

Web Designer

Version:365 (12.4.1)
Date:November 17, 2016

32-bit or 64-bit?

We now have a version of Web Designer Premium that takes advantage of the power of 64 bit on Windows 7, 8 & 10, if your computer supports it, enabling you to create larger, more content rich sites, excellent news for anyone creating large sites with lots of high-resolution photos (typically 50 or more) where the memory limits of 32 bit Windows were becoming a problem.

Here's how to find out if your computer is 32 bit or 64 bit:

Windows 7: in the start menu right click on Computer, select Properties

Windows 8 / 10: hover over the right end of the start bar, click Settings > PC Info

Previous Versions

If you are an owner of the previous versions of Web Designer, you can re-download the trial below and unlock it with your serial number (you may also need to select 'download content' in the Help menu after unlocking):

Minimum System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista® | 7 | 8 | 10
  • 32 bit or 64 bit
  • Intel® Celeron® or newer, or AMD® Sempron® or newer
  • 500MB of RAM
  • 300MB of available hard-disk space