• Web Designer v8 has landed! Web Designer MX v8 and Web Designer Premium MX v8 are available for download and purchase right now on xara.com.

    We list some of the new features of MX v8 below and of course you can find full information on what’s new on our site, plus there's an in depth ‘First Look’ at the new features by Gary Priester (see below).

    What's more we have a short introductory offer on upgrades from Web Designer 7 to MX 8 and Web Designer Premium 7 to Premium MX 8, plus upgrade pricing for all older versions, more below.

  • But don't overlook our other news this month. For example the Xara Xone offers a great movie on creating logos by Gary Bouton and a guest tutorial by Bill Taylor on creating a vector grunge effect, plus more Free Stuff; and there's a brand new Font & Typography forum on TalkGraphics. More on these and other news below.

  • Support for text styles
  • Automatic object positioning & smart page resizing
  • New re-sizeable JavaScript Widgets
  • Graphical bullet & number lists
  • Embedded fonts
  • New Chart & QR Code Widgets
  • Enhanced presentations
  • New web themes and templates
  • Live Effects Tool & 40+ Photoshop plugins
....and a lot more.

Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month:
  • There's a new Font and Typography Forum on TalkGraphics, a welcoming place to discuss any font related issues, also featuring a monthly Font Play challenge, free fonts and more. Find out more here.
  • There are two irresistible opportunities to share your work this month; show us your work in progress in Stop & Post, or doodle the scribble in the Scribble challenge. So no excuses for not joining in!
    Join the Scribble challenge.
    Join the Stop & Post.
Offers & Upgrades Page
We've added a permanent page to our website that lists all our upgrade options and our current special offers. And there are two current offers you might not want to miss: Buy Photo & Graphic Designer 7 or Designer Pro 7 and get a copy of Xara 3D Maker 7 completely free, and a few days left in a final stock clearance offer on Photo & Graphic Designer 6.
Check Our Upgrades & Offers

Xara Site Gallery Update
Until now our customer Website Gallery has focussed on bespoke design websites, we've now put that right by adding a second tab which features sites created using Web Designer / Designer Pro website templates. Don’t forget you can submit your website by entering the URL in the Website URL field in the Publish tab of Web Designer or Designer Pro v7 or later.
Visit The Website Gallery Now

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"A good feature set, plenty of customisable content backed up with very good help files and video tutorials, it's good. In fact it's very good and for the price you'll find it hard to beat."

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 7 reviewed by Lumix User.
Don’t forget the Xara Xone now has its own YouTube channel, where you can see all of Gary's movies to date, and subscribe to ensure you are the first to hear of any new ones.

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