Does your website pass the Google mobile-friendly test? If not, you need Web Designer 10 Premium!
Put simply you can create multiple variants - eg desktop, tablet, phone - with shared content (eg text, photos, graphics) but with the ability to freely customize the layout of the variants to suit the target device size. The layout of the variants is entirely in your control, ensuring a quality result for mobiles and tablets. Web Designer export s a single HTML file that can dynamically change from one layout to another depending on the screen size of the viewer.Example (The new Vue theme with desktop, tablet and mobile variants)
V10 offers significantly improved page transition effects including 3D effects, which are hardware accelerated, super-smooth and completely flicker free. They’re ideal for presentations, but can also be used with great effect for Supersites.
Example (a Supersite with different transitions on every page. It's also responsive, optimized for tablets with both portrait and landscape variants (no mobile variant). Scale to Fit selected)
Instead of designing presentation websites for specific screen sizes, the pages will now intelligently and automatically scale to fit any browser size (or you can set them to full-screen). Nb you can use this for websites too, it could be a good option if, like presentations, they are relatively small sites with short pages (might be good with a Supersite for example, so each page would automatically resize to fit the browser window).
Example (a responsive Supersite with transitions, Scale to Fit selected)
If you publish your website via MAGIX Online World (free MOW hosting is included in all copies of Web Designer), you can now easily password protect that website. Includes full facilities for managing your authorization list.
If you have a small or very focused site and you’re struggling to make it stand out from the crowd, you’re going to love our new concept of souped-up single page sites!
Instead of your website being presented as separate web pages in the traditional way - where you have to click a link to navigate from one page to another - you now have the option to present the whole website as one single, fast scrolling (horizontal or vertical) document using scroll or swipe to navigate. Or you can present pages one at a time in the traditional way, but with our new super-slick animated page transitions (see below), triggered by scroll or swipe gestures or clicks.
The possibilities are endless but examples include event promos, portfolios, teasers for new products, fundraisers, short tutorials or CVs. It’s great for simple single product sites (a font, a template, a car for sale...) and it might be a more eye catching and interactive option than a PDF document (see our menu example). Whatever your application it’s ideally suited to the many users who now browse on tablets (whilst being completely backwards compatible with normal browsers).
An amazingly quick and easy way to create and edit some of the most commonly required shapes – for example speech bubbles, fancy arrows and text panels - with top quality results guaranteed. If you don’t have the time (or skill) to master the drawing tools you’ll no longer need to resort to clipart. Here are some examples from the Smart Shapes library (internet delivered, so more shapes will be added thru the rest of this year) that can be easily customized.
A new top level Insert menu which considerably improves the ease with which you can insert key elements into your document (eg insert new page or insert page number) including some new options eg ‘insert picture from Camera’.
An online extension of the Designs Gallery offering greatly improved browsing of content, within a resizeable window - especially valuable for web themes.
You might have recently noticed that that your photos were being randomly rotated when you imported them from some modern devices. Where necessary Web Designer now does an auto detect and rotate to fix this issue.
The new page transitions are a great enhancement for presentations, but there are also a few other minor useability enhancements in the process of creating and viewing steps, plus two new aspect ratio ‘empty’ templates (16x10 widescreen and 4:3 traditional screen).
Word import has been enhanced. The PDF import filter has been replaced with a new one which should already be showing improved results.