Web Designer 365 reviews

ComputerActive

Computeractive Buy It

“This is the easiest and most comprehensive way to build modern looking responsive websites without code.”

Pandia

4.5 stars out of 5

"Allows you to create modern, feature-rich, and mobile-friendly websites easily, with easy-to-use user interface"

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Download Crew

4.5 stars out of 5

“Xara Web Designer is a good WYSIWYG web builder, easy to use and capable of producing quality results.”

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Web Designer 11 reviews

Computer Shopper

Computer Shopper Best Buy

“Whether you’re a web design novice or a more experienced designer looking for a no-code way to make design-led sites, Web Designer 11 Premium is an excellent buy for new users and a worthy upgrade..”

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Web User

Gold Award

We’ve awarded our Gold Award to Xara Web Designer 11, which can create a professional-looking site without you needing any knowledge of web technologies.

Indezine


“Xara Web Designer 11 Premium provides so much for one small price. It’s a very useful program that’s both snappy to use and full featured thus providing an amazing price: performance ratio.”

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Tony Thomas Tech Trends

“With the introduction of version 11 of their Web Designer program, they have taken an already solid program up another full notch.”

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Computeractive

Computeractive Buy It

"Substantial new features and a promising cloud service push this comprehensive web design program ahead of its rivals."

“Xara has made a stirling effort to keep up with current trends in web design.” 

Download Crew

Recommended. 4.5 out of 5 stars

"Xara Web Designer Premium is an excellent WYSIWYG website builder, packed with powerful features and functionality yet also easy enough for just about anyone to use."

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Techbyter

“The latest version of Xara Web Designer Professional adds features that make difficult tasks easy and previously unthinkable tasks possible.”

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Graphics Unleashed

“ At first look, I couldn’t help but compare the demo’s look to popular WordPress Website development themes. The smile, however, was knowing that by using Xara Web Designer, the constraints that WordPress sites impose on designer is non existent. Xara’s WYSIWYG environment gives you complete creative control without painful WordPress CSS revisions, PHP code alternations and having to create child themes that even with extensive modification, still may not work exactly as you’d like.”

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Web Designer 10 reviews

Computer Shopper

Computer Shopper Best Buy

"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."

Expert Reviews

5 stars out of 5

"A slick and easy to use WYSIWYG web editor, Xara Web Designer 10 Premium is capable of producing sophisticated sites for multiple platforms."

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Web Designer 9 reviews

V3

"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. "

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Software Crew

"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. "

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PC Authority

"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. "

Web Temptations

"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. "

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Beta News

"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. "

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Expert Reviews

"... 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. "

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Simply The Best Software

Gold Award

"Includes comprehensive, intuitive and powerful drawing tools from the award winning illustration software Xara Designer. "

"Xara Web Designer 9 (Premium) is ideal for anyone who wants to create their own Web site without learning HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Ajax and all the complicated things that have become inherent to Web site creation. We tested all the functionalities (adding widgets, graphics, animations, forms, etc.) and found them to be clever, easy to use, and easy to learn. The program offers true WYSIWYG editing of CSS based Web sites (which is not easy to accomplish!). For 32-bit and 64-bit versions of 64-bit Windows. "

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Micro Mart

"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. "

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Network World

"... 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. "

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Web Designer MX (v8) reviews

Software Crew

"Xara Web Designer Premium MX 8's new features and usability improvements make it easier than ever to create and maintain your own website, even if you've no web design experience.

Sure, there is a strong focus on ease of use, but Xara hasn’t forgotten that quality matters, too. So the program’s professionally designed multi-page templates get you off to a good start; Xara’s years of experience with desktop publishing means they’re all exceptionally customisable; and the ability to embed YouTube videos, Google maps, PayPal buttons, contact forms, social networking features and more will help you to produce stylish sites which will appeal to a wide audience. And there’s also some depth here, with far more functionality than you’ll find in most similar products. "

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V3

"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. "

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Indezine

"Xara Web Designer MX Premium is a program that someone with little or no web page design skills can use -- yet it offers you more than basic capabilities. You can also use Xara Web Designer MX Premium to create online presentations that work without Flash -- thus all these are iPad compatible too. "

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PC Utilities

"Easy to use website builder that offers plenty of features and flexibility for the price. "

About.com

"Web Designer is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to put up a good looking, professional website without needing to learn HTML or hire a designer. The graphics editor tools inside Web Designer are worth the price all by themselves because you can do so many things with your images. I was very impressed with how easy it was to create and manage a fancy design with little or no knowledge of any of the background programming.

Xara Web Designer and its more feature filled sibling Web Designer Premium are great no-code editors for people who want to get started building websites but don’t want or need to learn the programming of HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. "

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Expert Reviews

"…it’s still friendly and capable introduction to web design.

Drag and drop elements help you make even complicated web pages, with no coding required. "

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Designer Today

"The time-saving workflow and productivity features in Xara Web Designer MX Premium will inspire designers and developers to easily publish professional websites with creative content for maximum impact. "

Web Designer 7 reviews

PC Utilities

"If you can imagine it, Web Designer 7 Premium can put it into HTML form and despite all of the functionality on offer the software doesn't feel complicated or daunting."

"A complete page creation suite worthy of attention"

"...it's a great low-cost option for making your webpage ideas a reality without learning HTML"

Software Crew

"An excellent WYSIWYG editor for web development novices that makes it easy to build stylish, professional and feature-packed websites"

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Graphics Unleashed

"Xara Web Designer 7 Premium combines time-saving workflow and productivity features with easy to use creative tools that will inspire designers and developers to publish truly professional Websites with creative content for maximum impact."

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Micromart

Editor's Choice

"Xara Web Designer 7 Premium is a great program and there are many new or enhanced features"

IT Reviews

"Genuine WYSIWYG design with excellent built-in themes and other elements."

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SimplytheBest

Gold Award

"We tested all the functionalities (adding widgets, graphics, animations, forms, etc.) and found them to be clever, easy to use, and easy to learn."

Web Designer 6 reviews

IT Reviews

"Web Designer just keeps getting better. ... And it's still not even £40."

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PhotoshopDaily

"…a powerful template-based solution with a polished and professional finish. "

Sitepoint

"It’s ideal if you never intend learning HTML or want to produce rapid prototypes."

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Designer Today

"This single low-cost software provides all three - resolution independent vector graphics, ultra-fast photo editing and optimisation, and text layout all producing the HTML for your website."

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Software Crew

"A powerful, well-designed web editor that remains exceptionally easy to use - and it's great value, too."

Web Designer 5 reviews

IT Reviews

"Superb value at £39.00, Xara Web Designer should be the first port of call for anyone who wants to build a good looking brochure-style site without knowing anything about coding."

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V3

"This is an excellent application for designing your own website, particularly if you like the idea of doing it yourself."

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Personal Computer World

"Create attractive websites without knowing HTML."

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PC Explorer

"Putting websites together and combining text and images really is as simple as editing a document in a word processor."

Web user

"Working with the program is a lot like using desktop publishing software..."

Designer Today

"At it truly is a steal for anyone looking for a simple way to publish their web content. I highly recommend this software..."

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vnunet.com

"Simple yet powerful WYSIWYG web design tool that will enable you to create your own professional homepage."

Digital Camera Buyer

"We haven't come across a design program quite so simple to use in ages and you really can create something that won't look like everything else out there."

tech2

"If you aren’t very keen on the HTML coding and CSS, but you want to make stunning websites the quick way, this software is definitely for you."