• Congratulations to Derek Cooper, winner of the 'Autumn' themed Outsider contest, as voted by you, the readers of the Outsider. Thanks to all the entrants, on the shortlist or otherwise, and to all the voters who showed their support. Meanwhile, the new Web Themed contest continues, plus there's a web design competition for the owners of German versions of Xtreme and Web Designer published by MAGIX, more under Other News below.
  • This month's offer is a loyalty discount on Web Designer for Xara3D and Menu Maker owners, more info below. Plus the intro offer on Template Pack 1 for Xtreme 5 and Web Designer is about to end, so don't miss out - there's $10 / £10 / €10 to be saved if you order before Friday 12th March.
  • There's even more great art than usual this month. Our Inspirational Artists are particularly creative on a theme of water, and the Xara Xone features the work of Luca Pennisi. Plus we've updated the Xara Gallery on the Xara site, we hope you like the new look - we feel it does more justice to the great artwork on display. And we'll be adding new art and new artists in the next few weeks. xara.com/gallery.
  • This month's Workbook by Gary Priester in the Xara Xone covers the Xtreme/Web Designer text tool in detail, so we've accompanied that with our own two part intro movie - you can find links to both Workbook and Movies below.
After last month's parade of photo realistic motorbikes, we turn our attention to the more gentle inspiration that 4 Xara artists have found in water...
Our ongoing contest theme is web page(s) created in either Xtreme or Web Designer. You have until 15th April to submit your entries.

The prize remains Outsider Glory, $100 of Xara or MAGIX software of your choice or a $100 credit to your Xara account - plus of course publicity for the shortlisted websites!
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month:
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MAGIX Web Design Contest
If you are using the German versions of Web Designer and Xtreme from MAGIX, you needn't feel left out of the web design contest - MAGIX are running a contest alongside ours, you can find out more (in German): Weitere Infos.

And if you didn't know there were German versions, you can find a complete list of all the localized versions of Xara software published by our parent company MAGIX here.

Autumn Competition
Congratulations to Derek Cooper, a worthy winner of the Autumn contest, as decided by a popular vote of Outsider readers.
"This friendly, highly polished illustration package exels at creating graphics and logos, and can turn its hand to desktop publishing and even web design".
Computer Shopper awarding Xtreme a Best Buy

"So how is Xara for vector drawing? Well, it’s brilliant actually."
Jennifer Farley on Sitepoint

Resizing Pages
Did you realise that you can resize pages in Xara Xtreme 5 and Xara Web Designer by simply dragging on the margins, both vertical and horizontal? Here's a movie that shows you how.

The Wonder of Widgets
There's huge potential to increase the functionality and features of your site using Widgets, and they're easy to embed in pages created in Xtreme or Web Designer. Find out more in our Widget Guide.

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Linking to the page resizing movie in Tips, we realized that we've never featured our own Web Designer movies! So here are 2 relating to the Text Tool that will hopefully be equally useful to Xtreme and Web Designer users alike.

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