Xara Web Designer 9 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.
A slick and easy to use WYSIWYG web editor, Xara Web Designer 10 Premium is capable of producing sophisticated sites for multiple platforms.
At first glance it looks beginner-friendly: pick a template, import your text and graphics, and build your site page-by-page at a time. But that does Web Designer a disservice, because if you delve deeper, you’ll find it has all the tools you need to design more complex sites that are attractive to look at, easy to navigate and bursting with support for all the latest technologies, from Flash-based animations to interactive widgets.
Web Designer 10 Premium is an excellent web editor, ideal for those who want to produce professional looking sites without dirtying their hands with code.
Once you become familiar with the interface, Web Designer like Graphics Designer becomes easy and intuitive to work with. Consider that the DTP facilities in Web Designer Premium put it two steps ahead of all the free Website creation tools - simpler, faster, and more powerful features. Finally, Xara Web Designer has dozens of templates for creating and displaying your own Presentations which can be run locally or online. At the $99 price, ignore Xara Web Designer Premium at your peril.
Simple yet powerful WYSIWYG web design tool that will enable you to create your own professional homepage.
This is an excellent application for designing your own website, particular if like the idea of doing it yourself.
"... if you're looking for a more affordable and easier to use Web development system than Dreamweaver, I may have just the thing for you: Xara Web Designer 9. "
"I tested Xara Web Designer 9 Premium and I love it. "
" ...it works well, it's stable, and it produces really good-looking, sophisticated content very easily. Xara Web Designer 9 Premium gets a Gearhead rating of 5 out of 5. "
One of the major technical improvements to this version is the move to 64-bit processing. If you’re already using the 64-bit version of Windows, you can address the full amount of RAM in your machine. This improves the overall speed and fluidity of Web Designer 9, consequently making the designing process more enjoyable.
Includes comprehensive, intuitive and powerful drawing tools from the award winning illustration software Xara Designer.
Drag-and-drop interface works perfectly; accurate WYSIWYG; ability to position elements as you want them to appear; 64-bit build really flies; simple and unfussy way to create striking websites.
Xara Web Designer 9 is a great choice offering attractive, feature-packed sites without demanding any web-coding skills.
It’s hard not to like Xara Web Designer 9 Premium. If you’re looking for a DTP-friendly approach to building page-driven websites then it’s got pretty much everything you need to design attractive, yet easy-to-navigate and quick-to-load websites.
"... is an excellent WYSIWYG web editor, with a wealth of powerful and user-friendly features that make it simple to build surprisingly sophisticated web pages. "