“The most powerful web design software we’ve ever made” – Serif
Everything you need to create your own website
WebPlus X8 has so many new features to give you more power and control over your websites than WebEasy Professional. Experience the best ever website designer today and see for yourself.
Add extra security to your work with the new Watermarking feature. Imprint your own digital mark onto every image that you display on the web by adding semi-transparent text and logos to photos, with full control over position, size, color, plus so much more.
Your customers will experience a whole new way of interacting with photos as the new magnifier allows you to showcase your products and images in greater detail. Through the magnifier, visitors can zoom and pan around to see your images at their highest resolution.
It’s now even easier for people to share your amazing imagery with the world too. A new rollover Pinterest button can be applied to images so that your art, crafts and photography can be shared in just one click.
Your web forms, your style
It’s so important to interact with your customers, so we’ve made it easier with even more readymade forms to fit your company’s needs. Choose from a variety of pre-made themes, including feedback forms, contact us and sign up forms, which you can then personalise using built-in options, and by using your very own background colors.
In one simple form, you can open your business up to instant feedback, while still maintaining an air of privacy and professionalism that a simple email us link can’t do. You’ll capture more responses with no coding necessary. It’s really that easy.
Smart objects that work for you
Whether you are an expert, novice or somewhere in between, you want your web tools to be as intuitive as possible. So, to help with this, the Smart Objects in WebPlus have been re-engineered to suit your needs.
Create and manage a range of powerful and popular web features for free, such as forums, blogs, accommodation booker, and much more, all with just one log-in. Smart Objects can now be stored more easily too, and then re-used for other sites, as well as used multiple times within one site with a variety of settings.
You’ll also enjoy a more effective site search that allows visitors to search blogs, regular content and smart objects, to find exactly what they need fast.
Make an impact with the new Slider Studio
Making beautiful websites is so easy with the new Slider Studio. Set slider behaviour, control interactivity, and add, remove and fully design panels all in one place. Every slider can be easily customised to fit your website design, and your needs. The dedicated Slider Studio makes adding that visual impact so easy.
Advanced design, powerful HTML5
Professional website design has never been easier with WebPlus X8, as custom coding is now more user-friendly than ever before. More advanced HTML5 and CSS editing also gives you greater control over your designs and more flexibility when you need it.
To accompany the HTML5 Video Player, the new HTML5 Audio Player allows you to host and play your own audio, music and playlists in a highly compatible player, without the need to use a third party service or widget. And with a selection of pre-made themes, you can create a professional audio player in just a few clicks!
Smoother, sleeker, with more customization
Create beautiful, interactive websites by adding a whole host of sleek effects. You’ll enjoy having objects fade and animate in and out of view as well as a smooth page scroll when moving up and down your pages for a greater user experience.
The new Embeddable Fonts List lets you select from a range of attractive, web safe, embeddable fonts that still look as intended without being converted to graphics. This ensures that your website will be picked up in search engines much easier and your website text will look exactly as it is intended to be. And with 40 embeddable fonts included, you can rest assured that fonts are now more accessible and will maintain their appearance on any screen.
Fine tune your website graphics with new and improved filter effects such as the cool retro Trail effect, directional feathering, drop shadows and much more.
New site membership controls
A new Site Membership widget gives site users a more attractive way to log in and interact with member sections, and much more control over their account. They will enjoy easier access to their avatars and profiles, screen names, passwords, and mailing list subscriptions.
Your site, safe and secure
You can now save your site, including fonts and linked resources as a package, making it so much easier to backup your site online, in case anything happens to your computer. Plus, WebPlus X8 now supports SFTP connections when publishing and managing your site to a remote server. And share your work with other designers and clients, much easier than before.
Export your Widgets
Designers who use multiple software packages will enjoy a faster workflow by exporting objects designed in WebPlus as widgets. Navigation bars, galleries, forms, sliders and much more can be made in minutes, then exported as a widget to other website software, in just a few clicks, so you’ll have more time to work on what’s important.
Live web design assistant
WebPlus becomes your website design companion; it’s there for you every step of the way. With the new interactive, task-based web design assistant, your site design is controlled at all times, and you’re reminded when something just isn’t quite right. Automatically or manually fix errors in real-time and prompt SEO improvements. WebPlus X8 gives you the stepping stones to create a flawless website quickly, and easily.
Organizing your website tasks has never been easier too, with the ability to add your own intuitive reminders, letting you take a step back and make sure you’ve got it just right before anything goes live.
And there’s so much more…
“There are so many amazing new features in WebPlus X8 to enjoy, and believe it or not, we’re giving you more…!” – Serif
You now have the ability to scan images into your site directly from WebPlus, place text into websites as plain text and have even greater control over the style of your links, giving your users a smoother, sleeker online experience.
Web Easy Design Software: Web Designer and Web Designer Premium software include a large collection of fully customizable templates and Widgets in the Designs Gallery, including web themes and miscellaneous web graphics.
We just discovered an Incrediable feature rich web design software authoring tool with mobile-friendy website templates and themes for only $49.95.
Web Designer is unlike any web easy design software you will have seen before; an easy template based solution that gives you total page design freedom, no HTML skills required. Comes in 2 versions, Web Designer and Web Designer Premium; Premium offers advanced web design features.
An overview of Web Designer and Web Designer Premium – and why they are the best options for modern, mobile-friendly web design.
Premium 11 now includes sticky objects and some great new animation effects, and the responsive web design feature is now in both versions. What’s more both versions include Online Designer for remote in-browser editing on any device, and free hosting.
Check out the amazing websites created with Web Designer.
Web Designer includes website and web graphics templates created by professional designers to the highest standards.
Traditional web authoring tools are really just HTML editors, originally designed to create text layouts, providing few graphical capabilities. Yet it’s evident that the majority of modern websites are of a graphical nature. We believe you should have complete freedom to include anything – text, graphics, photos – anywhere on the page, using just one tool. And you shouldn’t need to know, or even see, the HTML that goes into creating your site, any more than a car driver needs to know how an engine works.
Pick your page design from the bundled templates, all created by professional designers so that quality is guaranteed. There are pre-built, ready linked multi-page sites, or you can build your own site from the page layouts offered in co-ordinated theme sets. Web Designer has all the layouts you need (eg home, products, photo gallery, news, store etc).
Then you can customize the pages with complete freedom and absolutely zero loss of quality!
Web Designer treats web page design just like print page layout. You can either create your own page and site designs from scratch with the powerful page layout and design tools or simply
1) pick your design from the templates
2) customize it with complete freedom
GRAPHIC DESIGN TOOLS INCLUDED
You only need one program for creating graphical websites – from design to publishing – and that’s Web Designer.
Web Designer includes customizable web graphic, webpage and website template designs plus tools for creating your own designs, for photo editing (an integrated ultra-fast, non-destructive photo tool), and for advanced text layout. The Designs Gallery also includes a collection of Widgets. Site upload is covered too and there’s even a free web hosting offer!
Web Designer gives you total design freedom – using drag and drop you can literally place anything, anywhere on the page. And things which are normally difficult to achieve in HTML are a snap in Web Designer – for example text with curved edges, text or graphics at an angle, text flowing around objects – no problem!
FULLY DEVELOPED AND READY TO GO WEB SITE TEMPLATES
Web Designer’s templates are created by top professional designers, so the quality is guaranteed. But of course you can customize the color, text, images, size etc to create your own personal look without any loss of quality. It’s the best of both worlds!
Web Designer has some clever tricks too, to make things easier for you – here’s just a few of the things that will save you time and trouble:
Liquid text flow around objects; easy mouseover, thumbnail and pop-up creation; automatic adjustment of photos to the correct web resolution; one-click change of site wide theme colors and shades; automatic color matching of imported objects such as buttons; a concept of ‘repeating objects’ such as headings and button bars – edit one instance and they all update; buttons and text panels that automatically stretch as you change the text; smart automatic repositioning of objects and resizing of pages as you add new text; font embedding which frees you from the restriction of ‘web safe’ fonts.
Working with industry standards is vital, so Web Designer sites are W3C compliant, cross browser compatible (IE 8+, Firefox, Safari, Chrome) and XHTML, CSS standards based.
It can also import a huge range of files types for vector graphics, image and text including PDF, RTF, RAW, PSD, TIFF and of course JPEG, PNG, GIF. Premium offers some extra import formats (SVG, ODP, PPTX).
WEB EASY RESPONSIVE WEBSITE TEMPLATES AND THEMES INCLUDED
Websites made with Web Designer are ready for the latest iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. We‘ve invested significant effort in esuring that all our templates and features work with mobile devices.
Together with our embedded HTML 5 player technology for video and audio integration this means that you can create state of the art website projects which work across all platforms and browsers with minimum effort.
Sites created in Web Designer are also touchscreen compatible.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
Now you have a great looking site and you’ll want to get the word out! Web Designer helps you achieve search engine success by making it easy to add the essential titles, descriptions and keywords, by site or by page.
Advanced users can add HTML code to the body field, and in Premium you can also add HTML to the head field, automatically create XML sitemaps and easily embed Google Analytics web analysis tool to measure your success.
ADD VIDEOS, MUSIC & PDFs
It couldn’t be easier to add external files. Simply drag and drop the MP4 or FLV movie files, MP3 audio files or PDFs on to your page and position them as required. All the work to display and play them will be done automatically.
Note: If Flash isn’t available, the integrated audio and video players use the HTML 5 capabilities of the web browser to play the audio or video where the browser supports it eg latest smartphones or tablets.
It is easy to add widgets to your site, such as Google Maps, Facebook Like and Twitter buttons, Picasa photo albums, Flickr slideshows, YouTube movies, forms, news feeds and many, many more…
What’s more the Designs Gallery includes a collection of popular widgets that can be just dragged onto the page you’re working on (find out more in our Widget Guide). Note: Premium has a larger selection of widgets including photo and content slideshow widgets, interactive chart and graph widgets, and e-commerce widgets such as Paypal.
Xara Web Designer and Web Designer Premium
Microsoft FrontPage, the original web easy website authoring tool and part of the hugely successful Microsoft Office family of software products.
The grand-daddy of all html web authoring software that started it all, Front Page by Microsoft.
About Microsoft FrontPage:
Microsoft FrontPage, a website authoring tool and part of the hugely successful Microsoft Office family of software products for 7 years and discontinued 13 years ago in 2003. If was a great website pioneering product for it’s time that brought people, information and e-commerce together on the Web. Microsoft FrontPage is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editor and Web site administration tool. It was branded as part of the Microsoft Office suite from 1997 to 2003. Microsoft FrontPage has since been replaced by other web authoring software. Front Page is designed to hide the details of pages’ HTML code from the user, making it possible for novices to create Web pages and Web sites easily and “see” the page as it would like displayed in a browser. This saved the user a lot of time and money and having to learn how to code html. Some of the features in Micorsoft Front Page included: Split View option to allow the user to code in Code View (for servers) and preview in Design View for the person building the web page without the hassle of learning how to code html plus having to switch back and forth between the Design View and Code View tabs to view changes. Microsoft FrontPage included Dynamic Web Templates (DWT) allowing users to create a single web page template that could be used across multiple pages throughout the entire Web site with a navigation menu bar that helped organize the website and make the user experience pleasurable. Microsoft then developed Interactive Buttons which gave users a new and easy way to create Web graphics for navigation menus and links thus eliminating the need for a complicated and expensive image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. FrontPage is long gone but should not be forgotten.
Microsoft FrontPage over the years:
FrontPage Package Design from left to right: 1995, 1998, 2002 and 2003.