* Responsive Web Design
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* Demo movie [http://www.xara.com/web-designer/tutorials-demos/]
Responsive web design allows your web pages to vary their layout
depending on the screen size of the device being u...
Since version 7, you can copy and paste whole pages in the current
document or paste pages to another document. This copies the page
dimensions, layers and other page attributes in addition to all the
objects on the page. COPYING/CUT A PAGE
The license terms may vary from version to version and so we recommend
that you CHECK THE LICENSE TERMS IN THE PRODUCT, which you will find
in the help (search on license if you cannot see the link on the
Note these terms apply to work cr...
If you find certain import or export filters are missing, such as PDF
Import and Export, Photoshop PSD or even HTML export, then it's worth
initially attempting to run the program as the administrator to see if
it resolves the problem. If filters are miss...
You are seeing this message because the processor you are using does
not have new enough technology to run the program (does not meet the
minimum requirements for the program). SSE2 is a processor instruction
set which was introduced in Intel processors a...
The minimum system requirements for the current versions of Web
Designer and Web Designer Premium are:
Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10
minimum 500 MB RAM
minimum 300 MB hard disk space.
Intel® Celeron® or newer, or AMD® Sempron® or newer.
Both Web De...
This article applies to:
* Web Designer 10 Premium & above
* Designer Pro X10 & above
If you have registered your website with Google Webmaster Tools, you
may have received an email about your website not being optimized for
mobile users. This coul...
Sign in to your Xara account at http://support.xara.com  and click
the link labelled Submit a Ticket. Select the required department and
click on the button labelled Next.
The submit a ticket form will allow you to attach a maximum of two
PANTONE and color separations ARE SUPPORTED in the following products
Xara Page & Layout Designer 9 and later
All versions of Designer Pro
Xtreme Pro 3.2, 4 and 5
PANTONE and color separations are NOT supported in:
V11 AND EARLIER
The templates are found in the Designs Gallery (or in v10 & v11 in
both the Designs Gallery and the Content Catalog).
Note in current versions the free trial contains a selection of
editable templates which are automatically downlo...
Guides must be enabled before they are displayed on screen.
Begin by opening a new document.
Enable the rulers either by pressing "Ctrl + L" or "Ctrl + Shift +
Then you can create your guides:
Creating a horizontal guide:
Place your mouse...
In the case of templates that include photos, there may be some
restrictions on the commercial use of the photos, contact Xara for
more information, naming the product / template and photo that you are
Also note that the photos are em...
View a movie [http://www.xara.com/web-designer/tutorials-demos/] on
the key things you need to know in order to operate Xara Web Designer
(select the Intro category).
We also recommend you follow the Intro doc that you see when you first
start Web Desig...
This article applies to
* Xara Designer Pro 6 and later
* Xara Photo ">Advanced Users
Any alterations to your registry settings are made at your own risk.
Please do not edit any values other than those listed below.
Advanced users can enable ...
This article applies to:
* Web Designer 11
* Web Designer 11 Premium
* Designer Pro X11
From Version 11 we have introduced the ability to upload via SFTP and
FTPS to your host. Uploading to SFTP or FTPS works exactly the same as
INTRODUCTION TO WEB ANIMATIONS
Web animations lets you gradually change an element from one style to
another through a series of effects. They are useful for adding eye
catching visual content to your site, making mouseover effects appear
If you are having problems viewing the movies or hearing sound when
viewing the movies then it's possible the video codec/ audio codec
used to decode the video is not installed on your PC.
You can download a codec detection utility to verify which c...
There could be a number of reasons why the Designs Gallery is unable
to download files from the content servers. Providing a log file will
assist us in identifying what's causing the problem.
NOTE: THIS ONLY WORKS IN XARA V10 FROM VERSION 10.0.3.34236. I...
This applies when moving objects using the arrow? keys on the
To modify the nudge distance, use these key combinations while using
the arrow keys:
Ctrl nudge 5 times the normal distance
Shift nudge 10 times t...
The Combine shapes option (select the objects, right click and choose
Combine shapes) provides you with a range of advanced options to
combine shapes to make new shapes, such as adding, cutting, or
slicing. You can use combine shapes on any type of object...
The program provides many useful methods for object handling. This
includes moving, cut, copy and pasting objects, duplicating and
cloning, stacking order, rotating and resizing, snapping, guide
objects and lines, grouping, alignment and clipview. Thes...
If you select an object with the Selector tool, the objects' bound
handles are displayed, dragging on these handles provides a quick way
to resize the object. If you are using Xtreme 3.2 or newer then you
can hover the mouse just inside the selection h...
WHAT IS A SMART SHAPE?
SmartShapes are graphical objects that have their own special handles
that can be clicked or dragged on to customize the object. To see and
use the handles on a SmartShape, select the object and go into the
Yes, take a look at webdesigner.xara.com
[http://webdesigner.xara.com/]. This site was created with Web
Designer 12 (2016), it is also an introduction to using the product.
You can find the document itself in the Designs Gallery of Web
Designer in a fold...
Body text in any of the templates is placeholder text to show the
aesthetics of the text in the template, select this text with the text
tool and replace the text with your own text
Version 6 has Give new objects most recent attributes enabled by
default. This option is controlled from within the General tab of Page
When you draw a new object it takes on the attributes (e.g. the
color, line style etc) of not just the ...
Yes. Version 9 includes a beta release of a Microsoft Word export
filter. -Text areas exported from Xara are imported as Text boxes
within Microsoft Word. Linked Text flows are imported as Linked Text
boxes. -Repel Text is not currently supported -...
MY PAGE IS NOT APPEARING AT ALL ONLINE AFTER PUBLISHING
If you are getting a 404 (not found) error, a blank page or other
similar result, this can be down to a number of factors below:
* Confirm you have published to the correct sub-folder on your h...
Xara Web Designer exports documents as XHTML and uses a transitional
DOCTYPE allowing for W3C valid XHTML files to be exported. The
positioning of objects within the exported page is managed using
absolute positioned divs. The code uses a combination o...
Retina images are hi-def versions of all your graphics and images for
use on devices that have retina screens or a very high resolution.
This is so your website maintains a high-quality appearance on high
DPI screens. Normal images are exported at 96DPI, ...
Adding repeating objects to just a few pages rather than all can be
achieved by following the steps below.
* First make your object repeat on all pages of your site, using
Arrange->'Repeat on all pages'.
* Select one of the repeating objects and ...
This article applies to:
* Designer Pro X11 and later
* Web Designer 11 Premium and later
* Page and Layout Designer 11 and later
TO UPDATE AN EXISTING TEXT STYLE:
Select some text already in the style you want to update.
Select the object you are trying to apply a name to, then click on
the name tag icon on the infobar.
Enter the required name in the 'Apply name:' field, or if the name
has already been applied elsewhere in the document, select it from the
drop down l...
> Xara Web Designer 11 Premium allows you to make an object fill the
> entire width or height of the browser window. You can make any
> rectangle or image stretch to fill the browser window, either
> horizontally or vertically, using the Web Sticky/Stretc...
Yes. This is controlled by the settings within your Windows
installation, so will also affect any other programs that are
sensitive to this.
To change this setting go to Control Panel > Regional and Language
Options. From Regional Options, click on ...
The sending of the crash report to Xara simply sends the crash
information file to our FTP server. It does not tell us which crash
dump file on the server is yours without you also submitting a ticket
that includes the crash dump identifier and prefera...
A document created in Xara is saved as a .web or a .xar file.
If you wish to edit the file on another computer then you must install
the Xara program on another computer and load the .web/.xar file.
You may have a support folder depending on whether ...
Customers loading their version 9 files in version 10 may encounter
problems with their existing widgets. If so then the first thing to
try is to re-insert the widget from the version 10 Designs Gallery and
delete the widget created in version 9. This is ...
The 7.02 update was released on April 1st 2011 to resolve a problem
that affected the exporting of the new "Eye Catcher" widgets that are
available in Web Designer Premium.
The 7.0.0 and 7.0.1 versions of Web Designer Premium included a bug
WEB ANIMATIONS - SCROLL AND PARALLAX ANIMATIONS
Scroll animations are similar to reveal animations, but the position
on the page (or other values such as the amount of fade) is linked to
the scroll position. The more you scroll a page, the further the
WEB ANIMATIONS - MOUSE-OVER AND ON-CLICK ANIMATIONS
This is the basic set of animations that occur - those that happen
when you either click an object (for use on a pop-up layer for
example) and those that happen when you hover over an obje...
This article applies from:
* Designer Pro X11
* Web Designer 11 Premium
STICKY OBJECTS INTRODUCTION
Some websites have items on the page that stick on screen, and float
over the page that scrolls below, often navigation controls, or social
The Xara full width slider (File > New from Content Catalogue >
Components > Image Resources > Photo Slideshows and Galleries > Xara
Slideshow Widget) now supports the option to make photos span the
width of the browser from version 12.6.
To turn this o...
This problem can occur when your Internet Explorer security settings
for the Internet Zone are set to High or above.
Open Internet Explorer
Go to Internet Options from the Tools menu
Select the Privacy tab
Set the settings for the Internet zone to me...
WEB ANIMATIONS - REVEAL ANIMATIONS
Reveal Animations are objects that appear, or animate into your page
once they appear within view of the browser. They help highlight
points and give a sleek look within your page as users will be drawn
From version 11 we've introduced a new automatic text correct
facility. This allows you to set up your own shortcuts for terms or
abbreviations that you tend to type regularly. For example, typing (c)
would change it to (c). This feature is available from...
Web Designer now recognises most web links when you enter them into
text and automatically sets up the hyperlink for you using the same
address. This allows you to type addresses such as xara.com or
http://xara.com or http://www.xara.com and they will aut...
Use the context menu to change the case of selected text, so right
click and choose from the following options..
* "CHANGE CASE TO" > "LOWER CASE"
* "CHANGE CASE TO" > "UPPER CASE"
* "CHANGE CASE TO" > "SENTENCE CASE"
CHANGES TO PHOTO HANDLING FROM VERSION 12
The Photo Tool includes a new ability to more easily scale, rotate,
crop and pan clipped images within their frame. This also makes it
much easier to straighten the horizon on images without introducing
gaps in t...