Nowadays, the need to have good Web design skills cannot be overemphasized. With the ability to create lovely and beautiful websites, you can boost the image and presence of any business online.
On the other hand, you can also earn lots of extra money in your spare time from the comfort of your home by designing websites for clients. Thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of online stores, and the effortless manner in which they allow their customers to purchase goods. This has resulted in a boom in the number of online sites.
It is a fact that nearly 90% of people purchase their requirements from online stores, out of which 75% depend on their smartphones to purchase their needs while on the move.
Due to this, there is a rapid growth in the demand for professional website designers, who demand and get handsome sums for designing responsive websites (sites that display properly on all types of display units).
Grab this golden opportunity today. Start designing websites and begin earning money beyond your wildest dreams. You might be wondering how to do it, as you have no idea about HTML, CSS, and other coding languages.
The fact is that you no longer need to know these coding languages to design beautiful and eye-catching websites as you can easily do the job with the help of Xara/Magix Web Designer.
What is Xara Web Design Software?
Xara Website Designer is a professional software for creating impressive webpages with ease. It includes well-designed templates that make web building process seamless. With no programming knowledge required, it is the ideal web design software for both the novice and expert.
Magix Xara Web Designer 16 Premium Review
In this Xara Web Designer Premium review, I will explain, in simple terms, how you can harness its power to design professional quality websites without having any knowledge of the coding language.
If you can use the mouse cursor to grab and drag items on the screen, you can also use Xara Webdesigner to create stunning websites in a couple of hours.
No doubt, there are many other software available, whose developers claim that their product is the best available. It might be, however, what makes Xara, a unique web designing program from the stables of Magix, stand apart from the rest is its ease of use.
Two Versions Available
Although there are two versions of this program available on the net, Xara Web Designer & its “premium” version, I shall be writing a review on the premium version of Xara Web Designer 16 as this is the latest and the professional version of the software. It also has many new features not available in the standard version.
By the way, as this program is coded by Xara, you might also find it referred and advertised online as Magix Web Designer 16 Premium.
Templates to Choose from
When you purchase any other website designing software, you will have to design the template (the layout) of the website by yourself. This is not the case with Xara, as its premium version contains in excess of 240 website templates suitable and compatible with just any type of website.
If this is not enough, the vendor has also included 1,000+ design elements that you can use to enhance the beauty of the templates by selecting a design element and placing it over the template precisely.
The ‘what you see is what you get' (WYSIWYG) screen of the software allows anybody to become a website designing guru within a couple of hours, including those who have no prior knowledge of programming.
The huge number of Xara website templates means that you have 240 ready to use websites on your computer's hard disk drive. You only need to select one and make changes in color, text, graphic elements, and images, and the draft of the website is ready. As you make changes in the design, the software makes requisite changes in the coding too.
The Xara web designer templates are the best available in the industry and are sure to make your clients go gaga. By the way, as this software generates responsive website coding, the sites created with it are viewable on all types of display units and devices. Simply select one of the numerous Xara web templates, and you are ready to edit it.
Below Are Some Great Features
The bundle also includes:
• Advanced image editing features
• Animations and effects
• Over 130 photo filters (convert a color photograph to a stunning black and white in a second)
• 2GB web storage space (handy if you want your clients to see the progress of their website… just load the updated file on the cloud server and share its link with your client)
The current version of Magix Web Designer Premium includes:
• Magic Color Match (choose a photograph that represents your client's website and transfer its color scheme to the entire template. You no longer need to use the eyedropper tool to select colors and match them manually)
• Smart Photo Frames and Smart Photo Panels (they make sure that you can effortlessly find the perfect way of highlighting products or people on the website you are designing)
• Arrow SmartShapes (why should you use arrows from a library when you can design an arrow just as you want it to be. You can use this feature to adjust the curvature, length, line style, and width of the arrow)
• Line SmartShape (forget the headache of manually coding page dividers and headings, as this awesome feature takes away the guesswork. In addition, you can also use it to indicate measurements accurately).
• SmartShapes (have total freedom while designing the website with this add on. Use fully customizable pentagons, wheels, parallelograms, trapezoids, and much more for modern graphics and designs)
• OpenType Ligatures (play with text as much as you want to generate aesthetic effects and create optical harmony. Combine words and letters with the help of ligatures for a new way to create stunning captions plus social media posts on the website or use it to highlight quotes as well)
• Text Field Filler (do you already have a quote that meets the requirements of the website you are designing and want to present it in the best way possible? Just paste the text and the font will adjust to the shape you have selected)
• Uppercase and Lowercase Tool (have you ever faced the problem when the client wants you to change the text from uppercase to lowercase or vice versa? This can be a painful and time-consuming task if done manually. With Xara there to help you, you can achieve these conversions with a click of the mouse button. Simply highlight the text and click on the option you want to change it to)
• Smart Text Panels (the eighteen new smart text panels allow you to effortless make text selections or quotations stand out on your client's website, as the panels adapt to text flexibly)
• Additional OpenType Features (make use of embellishments and eye-catching ornaments to create unique and strong headlines on the website)
The other dramatic new features include:
• Headline generator
• Improved SmartShapes for Tables
• PDF Editor 3.0
• CSV import
• Fast Line Width Control
• Instructions on how to create cookie notifications
I strongly doubt if any other web designing software boasts of so many features. Taking this into account, I found the price of $99.99 too good to be true (with possible discounts), considering the fact that Xara Web Designer regularly costs $198.99. The program also includes a free trial.
By the way, if you do not believe that such a powerful web designing program is available on the net, download the trial version, which allows you use the program, with certain restrictions, for 30 days.
However, do not crib later on if you do not get the highly discounted price that the vendors are currently offering. To make the deal even sweeter, the vendors are also including “Hello Engines! 11” for free with Xara Premium. This means an additional savings of $99.
For your information, “Hello Engines! 11” is one of the best SEO software available. This means that you can, apart from web designing, also offer search engine optimization to your clients too. I strongly suggest that you visit the Xara page, and download Xara Web Builder.
Downloading the Software
To download Xara Designer, visit the website of the vendor and click on the Xara Web Designer download link. You will be presented with the option to purchase the ordinary or the premium version of the software. Those who have already purchased this program should click on the “upgrade” link.
Clicking on the “free trial” option initiates the download process. However, I am confident that after reading this Xara Web Designer 16 review, and after viewing the awesome collection of templates, you will opt for purchasing the premium version.
In order to initiate the Xara Web Designer 16 Premium download, you will first have to fill up a form on the vendor's website with your details inclusive of your email and complete the purchase process by paying the amount through their secure online payment gateway.
You will soon receive an email containing the download link along with a code required to activate the program. Be patient as Xara Website Builder downloads.
Once you have downloaded the Magix Website Designer from the website of Magix Website Maker, install it on your computer.
Now click on the “register” button and click on the “I have a license” and paste the code you received via email on that field. This will activate the premium version of the software. Be patient for some more time as the software downloads Xara Web Designer templates from the vendor's website, after which you can start using the software.
Launch the Program
Once the templates have downloaded, launch Magix Xara Web Designer and take some time to get familiar with its different tools.
Ease of Use
As I have mentioned previously in this Xara Web Designer Premium 16 review, the software is extremely easy to use, and even those who have never designed a website before can start making professional websites with it after tinkering with the different menu options for a couple of days.
However, certain individuals are so impatient in their eagerness to earn extra money immediately that they want to start experimenting with the program right away and create a couple of website designs. If you too belong to this group of people, you can check out the Xara Web Designer Premium tutorial available on the website of the vendor.
Following them carefully, one module at a time provides you with the ability to start designing websites in a couple of hours. However, you should expect to spend a couple of days to master the software in its entirety. I am confident that you will agree with whatever I have stated in this Xara Web Designer review.
The “magic color match” is among my most favorite tools on Xara. There have been countless occasions in which it saved me both time and energy. Had I used any other web designing application, I would have had to search and replace a huge number of hex codes.
However, this module allowed me to change the color layout of the template to instantly match the color of the new design sent to me by my client.
Chances are that some of you reading my Xara Web Designer review, might have used other programs to create websites in the past. Never under assume the power of this program and try to make changes in the generated code using a text editor, especially when you have to change lots of codes to change the color of the template when your client changes the color scheme of his images.
I suggest that you go through the Xara Web Designer tutorial to see how quickly and automatically you can change the colors of the template so that they complement the color of the image sent by your client with the “magic color match.”
Selecting from the Templates
I also suggest that you first check all of the available Xara Web Designer 16 templates under a single category to find out the best one for your client. Chances are that you might find one whose layout and color combination matches the needs of your client.
Go ahead and start impressing your clients with the help of Xara Web Designer Pro… the guru of web designing software. By the way, you now also have the opportunity to offer search engine optimization services to your clients too; however, that's another story.