• This month we have a couple of offers for existing owners of Xara products. Firstly a discount on Web Designer for owners of Photo & Graphic Designer, Page & Layout Designer and Xara3D (all versions). And secondly a discount offer on all web template and widget packs for Web Designer and Designer Pro. There’s also a few days left in the MAGIX Video Pro X5 sell off (v6 out next week!). More on all of these below.

  • If you’re interested in fonts check out this month’s tutorial on Web Fonts and Google Fonts. And don’t miss Gary Bouton’s top time-saving Tips & Tricks for Designer Pro ‘7 things you might have overlooked’ (all 8 of them!). Find out more below.

  • As usual we have a fantastic selection of images for you in Inspirational Art. And don’t miss our Other News, including new academic pricing and a request for your feedback with our surveys for owners of Photo & Graphic 9 and Designer Pro X9.

Our choice of images from posts on TalkGraphics and Featured Artists on the Xara Xone. - Find out more
Visit the Xara graphics forums to discuss or find answers to your graphics needs.

Our pick of Top Talk this month:
  • You still have a few more days to contribute to the February Drop Cap Challenge and February Scribble Challenge.

  • Since we have a fonts tutorial this month, it seems like a good moment to remind you about the Fonts & Typography forum, including Name That Font and an ongoing font collaboration. Join in here.

  • Too late to contribute to this year's Happy Valentines thread, but perhaps if you have a browse through it now, you'll be inspired to prepare something for next year!


Don’t forget we’ve got lots of short demo movies on We've recently added movies on Text Styles, Content Aware Photo Resizing, Web Documents and Replacing NavBars amongst others. Click on the links below and select the New category to see the latest, or select Movies in your Help menu. And you can subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when we add new ones.

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Web Fonts and Google Fonts
MAGIX Video Pro X5 Offer, Last Few Days
You can still catch a bargain, but you need to move fast! Our half price offer on MAGIX Video Pro X5 has been extended until the end of Friday, 28th February 2014 (midnight PST). MAGIX Video Pro X5

New Academic Pricing for Designer Pro X9
We’ve recently updated our academic pricing for Xara Designer Pro, making it even cheaper for academic institutions to buy single copies or network licenses. Find out the new $/€/£ prices on our academic page: See our academic prices

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Add Third Party Widgets to Your Web Page
Web Designer and Designer Pro include many popular widgets in the Designs Gallery, but there are thousands of other third party widgets, and it's easy to add them to your site as well.

Create and customize the widget on the third party site, click the option called 'Copy Code', 'Copy Snippet', 'Embed' or similar, then return to Web Designer or Designer Pro, go to the Selector tool and click in the document to select the page where you want the widget inserted, then paste the code in to your page. A placeholder image will be generated for you. Preview your page to see the working widget.
"Web Designer 9 Premium is an excellent WYSIWYG web editor, with a wealth of powerful and user-friendly features that make it simple to build surprisingly sophisticated web pages."

Xara Web Designer 9 Premium reviewed by Expert Reviews
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