• We're happy to announce the arrival of Xara Web Designer 6, a major update that we think is our best value upgrade to date!

    We list some of the key new features of V6 below and of course you can find full information on xara.com, plus there are more details in Gary Priester's Xara Xone preview, which is our featured tutorial this month.

    What's more we have an introductory offer on upgrades from Xara Web Designer 5, more below.

  • And the other eagerly anticipated news is that we have a shortlist for our web design contest, see below. Please show your support for the many people who entered and cast your vote now. The winner will be announced next month, along with details of our brand new quarterly contest.

  • Slick new UI design
  • Easy NavBars & DHTML menus
  • Enhanced Widget integration and new Widget Library
  • Powerful new publish options and free hosting offer
  • New templates including web pages, pre-linked websites and misc web graphics
  • Lots more web graphic, text, photo and video improvements!
....and a lot more.

​This is our shortlist for the quarterly contest on a theme of web pages, just finished. You get to pick the winner, so show your support for your fellow Xara artists and vote now.
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.
Our pick of Top Talk this month:
Special Offer: MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 16 Plus
We've arranged a very special offer for Xara customers on this popular title from MAGIX. V16 has just been released and there's a $20 saving, if you order before May 6th!
The MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 16 Plus offer

MAGIX Web Designer 6
MAGIX has just launched the German language version of Web Designer 6, with other language versions to follow in the next couple of months.
MAGIX Web Designer 6 DE: Mehr Infos

There are other localized versions of Xtreme, Web Designer and Xara3D published under the MAGIX brand.
Find out more

Xara Gallery Update
We've continued to add new art to the Gallery on xara.com, with some fine examples from Javier Vila and Evgeny Rogachev and plenty more to follow in the coming weeks.
Visit the Xara Gallery.

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Some reviewers have been very quick off the mark with Xara Web Designer 6, and it looks like they love it!

"Verdict: Web Designer just keeps getting better... and it's still not even £40!"
IT Reviews awarding Web Designer 6 a Recommended
Read the review

"Verdict: A powerful, well-designed web editor that remains exceptionally easy to use - and it's great value, too."
Software Crew
Read the review

"(Xara has) just delivered a huge upgrade to their Web Designer product that elevates it to one of the best Web Design tools available."
The OpenSourcery
Read the review

Shortcuts # 1 Push
To quickly change to the push tool, tap the space bar. Tap it again to change back to the tool you were using before.

Shortcuts # 2 Zoom
You can temporarily select the zoom tool by holding down ALT+Z. After performing the zoom releasing ALT+Z will return you to the previous tool.

Shortcuts # 3 Undo/Redo
Use Ctrl+Z to undo changes and Ctrl+Y to redo.

What about this Facebook thing then?
We hope you like our short Web Designer 6 intro. Affiliates might like to include this on their site.

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