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Xara releases new Web Designer MX (v8)

March 27, 2012

Xara today released version 8 of its popular Web Designer software. Xara Web Designer MX (v8) together with a more advanced version Xara Web Designer MX Premium (v8) combine the advantages of customizable design templates and free-form, anything-anywhere web page design with flexible and innovative options for creating modern, multimedia websites. It offers unlimited possibilities for text layout, graphic design, image optimization and publishing, all in one easy-to-use program.

All aspects of the design can be customized. Users can re-arrange all page elements, add their own text, graphics and photos anywhere on the page. It's genuinely WYSIWYG, what you see in Xara Web Designer MX is exactly what you get on the web page. Xara Web Designer MX provides fast single-click re-coloring of all graphical elements throughout the entire website and uniquely amongst all web authoring tools there’s advanced text wrap around irregular shaped graphics and photos. The Designs Gallery includes a collection of widgets to add more dynamic functionality to the website. Site upload is covered too and there's even a free web hosting offer from MAGIX Online World!

The MX stands for Media Exchange whereby Xara Web Designer can exchange any graphic or photo with any other installed MAGIX MX application such as MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX and MAGIX Online Albums, as well as Flickr and Facebook.

Xara Web Designer MX offers a host of additional exciting new and innovative features that enable both novice and professional web designers to quickly create and optimize content for greater impact on the web.

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. It is the first program to provide automatic font embedding, thus removing the font limits that have bugged designers. This provides a dramatic leap forward as Xara Web Designer has overcome the requirement to encode fonts in special formats and upload them to the server with the use of special JavaScript and HTML.

Both versions include enhancements that make it even easier to create a website in Xara Web Designer.

New v8 features in both Xara Web Designer MX and Xara Web Designer MX Premium include:

New v8 features in Xara Web Designer MX Premium: Managing Director, Charles Moir said, “With each new release we're making Web Designer not just more powerful, but also easier to use. With a growing number of professional web designers now using Xara Web Designer exclusively for all their website creation we appeal not just to graphic designers. The improved template handling makes it even easier for absolute beginners to create great looking websites. And with the free web hosting provided by MAGIX this is truly a complete web package. Improved text handling, great new Widgets, the world's easiest 'font embedding' solution, and new template make this the best Web Designer release yet.”

Xara Web Designer MX costs just \$49.99 and Xara Web Designer MX Premium costs just \$99.99. Existing Xara Web Designer users can upgrade to MX v8 for as little as \$29.99.

Xara Web Designer MX operates on Windows XP, Vista and 7 and requires 500MB of RAM and 600MB hard-disk space.

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About Xara Group Ltd

Xara has been at the cutting edge of software design since 1981, specializing in creative design and publishing solutions, with award winning titles from the era of the BBC Micro right up to and including the latest cloud based, online services. Innovations have included technology firsts such as the first real time anti-aliasing & transparency controls, and spell check as you type. Xara Cloud is the latest venture, the culmination of decades in software design for the publishing industry. You can find more information about the latest updates on the website of our official worldwide reseller


MAGIX has been a leading international provider of high-quality software, online services and digital content for multimedia communications since 1993. The MAGIX product range is targeted towards both laymen and professionals alike, going beyond the PC platform to include seamlessly integrated online and mobile applications. MAGIX operates internationally from branches in the USA, Canada, the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands.