We’ve released an update for Web Designer today, version 5.0.1. This update contains some bug-fixes and improvements compared to 5.0
Updating Web Designer to version 5.0.1
To update your installation from version 5.0.7770 3-Mar to 22.214.171.12486 16-Mar, use the “Update program” facility in the Web Designer Help menu. You need to have unlocked AND registered your program for this option work. If you haven’t, when you invoke the update option you’ll be shown the unlock/register dialog again. Make sure you register using the same email address that you used to purchase Web Designer, because each serial number can only be registered to one email address.
Alternatively you can uninstall 5.0 and re-install using the latest 5.0.1 installer available from http://www.xara.com/downloads/webdesigner/
List of changes Since version 5.0
- Web Designer is now smarter about exporting irregular JPEG images over text. This caught a few people out with 5.0. JPEGs can't be transparent, so if you created an irregular shaped JPEG, perhaps by editing the photo outline or cutting a shape out of a JPEG, and placed this photo over some text, even if you made it repelling, then this often included the text in the background around the outside of the JPEG. With this update Web Designer is smarter about automatically exporting as PNG images when required. Now any irregular shaped or rotated JPEG photo that is placed over text, is automatically exported as a PNG image, instead of as a JPEG, so the transparent parts are really transparent. This should mean that there are fewer occasions when you need to force an object to export as JPEG or PNG using the options provided on the Image tab of the Web Properties dialog, because the default “automatic” option is now smarter.
- <head> element support added. This allows HTML code to be optionally inserted into the header section (<head> element) of your Web Designer page. To use this, add the code to a placeholder object on your page, just as if the code was to be inserted into the main body of the page. But then add the special name “<head>” to the placeholder object (using Utilities->Names) to indicate that the code is to be inserted into the header. Only use this where you have some 3rd party HTML code which you know must be inserted into the header.
- Some compatibility improvements have been made to help widgets like JotForm work in Web Designer.
- Web Designer now allows file extensions other than htm and html.
- You can now change the width of pages by dragging on the right edge of the page, just as you can drag on the bottom to resize vertically in 5.0.
- Some small help updates
- Various bug-fixes