• V9 has arrived! Web Designer 9 and Web Designer 9 Premium are available right now on for download and purchase.

    V9 is packed with new features and content. We list some of the highlights below, and you can of course find full information on our website, but don’t miss Gary Priester’s ‘First Look’ at the new features on the Xara Xone. There’s also detailed information in the release notes, and don’t forget that you can always discuss the new versions in the Xara forums at TalkGraphics. You'll find links to all of these & more below.

    At the same time we've launched the first in a new range of business specific website themes, which can be used with Web Designer 9 (one included free with upgrades to Premium 9), making it quicker and easier than ever before to create a professional looking site for your small business.

    We have short introductory offers on upgrades from Web Designer MX (v8) to Web Designer 9, and from Web Designer MX Premium to Web Designer 9 Premium and on crossgrades from the classic to the Premium version, more information below.

  • V9 might be taking all the glory but don't overlook our other news, including a new shadows tutorial from Gary Bouton and some free web backgrounds in the Xara Xone (perfect for experimenting with the new backgrounds features!), and new images in the Xara Gallery from Ron Duke.
Whats New in Web Designer 9 Premium...
  • Support for Google Fonts
  • Retina® screen compatibility
  • Improved web page background handling
  • Google Analytics integration
  • New collection of backgrounds
  • 20 new general web theme templates
  • Category of business specific themes (1 included free in Premium upgrades)
  • New Widgets (tables, Google+ buttons, photo slideshows and galleries)
....and a lot more.
More Info...
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.

Our pick of Top Talk this month:
  • If you have any questions or just want to share your opinions on Xara Web Designer 9, then the Web Design forum is the perfect place to discuss the new version here.

  • There are some imaginative scribbles being submitted in the scribble challenge this month, and two scribbles to choose from. It's all a bit of fun so why not get scribbling in the April Scribble Challenge.

A 2 minute spin through Web Designer 9 Premium.
New Business Themes
We’ve just launched the first 132 website themes in a new range of business specific designs, suitable for use in Web Designer 9. The site structure and imagery is tailored to a particular business type, making it even easier to get your business site launched using Web Designer.
Find out more

Xara Gallery Updated
This month we have updated the work of Ron Duke, whose superb car illustrations are well known in the Xara community. (Facebook users - please don't forget to hit the Like or Share buttons on the Gallery home page!)
Updated Xara Gallery

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Replacing NavBars in Web Designer 9
We've made it so easy! Simply drag a new design out of the Designs Gallery and drop it on to the existing navigation bar in your document, and all instances of the NavBar will be changed to the new design.

"So why would you use Xara Web Designer 9 Premium rather than another program such as Adobe Dreamweaver? The answer is that the former provides far too many options that allow you to create content rich pages with amazing visual fidelity -- such as online slides -- thus Web Designer 9 Premium is a very capable program that can be an integral part of your web design software collection."

Xara Web Designer 9 Premium reviewed by Indezine
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