There are various options available for website design professionals these days. Veterans may still prefer hand-coding for ultimate flexibility. However, newbie web developers resort to frameworks based on specific scripting language and platforms.
Website designing firms that work within tight deadlines for their projects will usually resort to feature rich web development tools like Adobe Dreamweaver. However, Dreamweaver does not come cheap. A web design company with modest resources therefore, can select the Xara Web Designer Premium 7 to create professional websites.
Xara is from Magix, a company known for few innovative multimedia apps that are ideal for web and print media publishing. This app is user-friendly and not very demanding on system resources.
Xara’s interface is quite intuitive; however, a new user may need some time in getting used to the toolset.
- The benefit of using this app is that its interface is devoid of rigidity. Designers, who need to make modifications in the website structure during the development phase, will love this app. The elements that were inserted earlier in the interface auto adjust their positions when designers insert new elements.
- Text and images can be used in various positions and alignment combinations within its interface with ease. Its automatic spell checker takes care of the accidental spelling and grammatical errors of text in the website. It is time saving too.
- Xara’s unique navigation assistant makes using navigation in websites easier for designers. Media elements like video players and Interactive photo galleries can also be used without any issue in its interface. It offers simple drag and drop support for videos and images. The videos dropped in the site pages get published without any hassles.
- When it comes to creating animations and editing images for web use, Xara comes in handy. A web designer need not invest in standalone image editing application. But, Xara’s image editing tools is good for web graphics only and not for other purposes.
- Xara also offers a number of options for making compelling ecommerce websites. Web designers can easily create elements like email newsletters, ads, perform SEO, PayPal account setting up, etc.
Xara’s website offers extensive tutorials and help files for users. However, it does not provide any telephonic support. The price is justified for intermediate to advanced designers.