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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro education course learning and training resource

    Xhris!

    I saw only small snippets but it looks to be an excellent material for anyone interested in mastering Xara tools.
    Many thanks on behalf of many users and my admiration.

    Igor

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro education course learning and training resource

    Well Xhris would like to say Thank you for all your effort, I greatly appreciate the course, I'm at level 1 right now but I can tell, I will learn so many things. Well Thank you again

  3. #43

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    I have watched A LOT of your videos and they are my number 1 go to resource for naviating XARA, thank you SO much for this extraordinary piece of work!!!!
    Kind regards
    Linda

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    Helpful, awesome resource. Thanks!

  5. #45
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro education course learning and training resource

    Xhris. Many thanks. I'm a novice and your project is a complete labor of love. I think you should make it a book.
    Bill Wood
    Expresiv Designs.
    Charity Web Design
    Xara Designer 5, Xd10, WD 365, WD Premium 12

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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro education course learning and training resource

    Xhris where are you? How about a new update to designer?
    www.designfacet.com
    Owner/Creative Director at DesignFacet

    Xara Designer Pro



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    This course was originally designed for a professional project that was unsuccessful, unfortunately. The principle motivation has thus evaporated and given the incredible effort it took to produce it, itís difficult to justify continuing. This is thus a sunset project. It was nevertheless released to the public to prevent the efforts going to total waste.Functionally, Xara Designer still seems to be the best graphics software out there that I'm aware of that I use daily both professionally and personally. The economic environment in the PC software world is such that thereís clearly been relative development stagnation of the desktop software for many years now. I'm not getting into details, but thatís unfortunate and the way things are. I suspect the desktop software just isn't making enough money to justify primary development. So, while I still use it as a primary piece of software, itís hard to be excited by its rate and nature of development anymore, based on output.While Iíll on rare occasion chime in on this forum, I primarily glance every so often now just to learn of anything new. Lack of substantial desktop software development and some questionable historical treatment here doesnít really incentivise like it used to.Ending on a positive note, I am still an active Xara user and contribute in other ways, and I think this education course is a decent legacy to have left. Thereís always the potential for things to spring back to life should the desktop software development ever relatively recover.PS. My website has gone offline. That webspace was given to me for free by a user here and I'm not sure what happened to it, but, well, itís gone. TBH, it was only a link to my XaraXhris YouTube page anyway where the main content is hosted.

  8. #48
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro education course learning and training resource

    Quote Originally Posted by Xhris View Post
    This course was originally designed for a professional project that was unsuccessful, unfortunately. The principle motivation has thus evaporated and given the incredible effort it took to produce it, it’s difficult to justify continuing. This is thus a sunset project. It was nevertheless released to the public to prevent the efforts going to total waste.

    Functionally, Xara Designer still seems to be the best graphics software out there that I'm aware of that I use daily both professionally and personally. The economic environment in the PC software world is such that there’s clearly been relative development stagnation of the desktop software for many years now. I'm not getting into details, but that’s unfortunate and the way things are. I suspect the desktop software just isn't making enough money to justify primary development. So, while I still use it as a primary piece of software, it’s hard to be excited by its rate and nature of development anymore, based on output.

    While I’ll on rare occasion chime in on this forum, I primarily glance every so often now just to learn of anything new. Lack of substantial desktop software development and some questionable historical treatment here doesn’t really incentivise like it used to.

    Ending on a positive note, I am still an active Xara user and contribute in other ways, and I think this education course is a decent legacy to have left. There’s always the potential for things to spring back to life should the desktop software development ever relatively recover.

    PS. My website has gone offline. That webspace was given to me for free by a user here and I'm not sure what happened to it, but, well, it’s gone. TBH, it was only a link to my XaraXhris YouTube page anyway where the main content is hosted.
    Xhris, again, your effort was clearly monumental and surely appreciated by all Xara users.

    I am sorry you have lost your website hosting and I hope none of its content.

    To re-iterate, your webspace loss is not a loss to the YouTube videos; they are still there at https://www.youtube.com/user/XaraXhris.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

  9. #49
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    Default Re: Xara Designer Pro education course learning and training resource

    Quote Originally Posted by Xhris View Post
    ... I think this education course is a decent legacy to have left.
    That's quite an understatement, Xhris. The course is simply fantastic and very much appreciated. Too bad that it didn't succeed as a professional project. If there's a way to make a donation, I'll be happy to do so.

    You also mentioned that development of desktop software is not a main activity anymore but Affinity has committed to re-engineering almost its entire product lineup. And, apparently, doing quite well financially. I agree that Xara still has great graphics software and, who knows, perhaps they realize that they still have a very competitive product on their hands and recommit to its further development.

 

 

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