Welcome to TalkGraphics.com
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    12

    Default Web Designing with Xara Designer Pro 17 (Anyone download version 17)

    Hello Xara community. Like many of you who use xara web designer, we are probably very interested in how the web development functions of xara designer are working out given that we know there are countless similarities between the two applications except for Xara Designer have more functionality. I read the release notes and am always happy about updates (even when not as big as some hoped). Is the responsiveness of the new software better, worse?
    Do version 16 created websites import well? Just interested in seeing how things are going on the web design side of the Xara Designer Pro 17 so far. Thanks for the feedback of the early adopters of the new software.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Placitas, New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    38,018

    Default Re: Web Designing with Xara Designer Pro 17 (Anyone download version 17)

    The responsiveness (variants) has not changed or if it has in a very minor way.

    One of the most useful new features is the ease with which you can now attach actual names to images vs Xara's assigning images numbers, e.g. our-wiget.jpg vs 1367.jpg.
    Gary W. Priester
    Mr. Moderator Emeritus Dude
    , Sir

    gwpriester.com | Custom-Stereograms.com | eyeTricks on Facebook






  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Mississippi, USA
    Posts
    141

    Default Re: Web Designing with Xara Designer Pro 17 (Anyone download version 17)

    The only difference I noticed is 17 does startup faster than 16.3. Very happy about that one enhancement.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    SW England
    Posts
    11,310

    Smile Re: Web Designing with Xara Designer Pro 17 (Anyone download version 17)

    Startup is faster if you then disable the Magix interference. I have a working application before the splash screen has disappeared.

    My slowest feature is opening the Line gallery; that is now only 3 seconds but still well behind v11 - https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...?82684-Timings.

    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.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Melfort, Saskatchewan Canada
    Posts
    218

    Default Re: Web Designing with Xara Designer Pro 17 (Anyone download version 17)

    @teachtopia. Good points. Question ... why doesn’t Xara switch everyone over to Designer Pro 17, from WD ? I realize WD is a separate product, but Designer Pro is basically WD with more info and options. I never understood why they made WD a separate product. Why update 2 programs when all one has to do is update Designer Pro. Call me Mr. Confused.
    Bill Wood
    Expresiv Designs.
    Charity Web Design
    Xara Designer 5, Xd10, WD 365, WD Premium 12

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    17,540

    Default Re: Web Designing with Xara Designer Pro 17 (Anyone download version 17)

    marketing
    -------------------------------
    carpe diem
    carpo vitae

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    SW England
    Posts
    11,310

    Default Re: Web Designing with Xara Designer Pro 17 (Anyone download version 17)

    @bwood - Bill have a read of https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...Update-Service. Definitely marketing as evinced by Xara's next to lack of endorsement of Xara Web Designer anywhere. XWD is what most companies would throw out as Shareware but MagiXara repack and market as if it is useful. Definitely marketing as Kate Moir has indicated in the release of version 17.0. Definitely marketing as Xara is spending all its resource on Xara Cloud.

    It is one master package and cut-downs of that.The more applications MagiXara "release" the more punters they catch.

    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.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Bracknell, UK
    Posts
    8,349

    Default Re: Web Designing with Xara Designer Pro 17 (Anyone download version 17)

    Quote Originally Posted by teachtopia View Post
    Is the responsiveness of the new software better?
    The software is not responsive in any way - it is adaptive. It will never be responsive while Xara has a WYSIWYG mantra.

    https://www.interaction-design.org/l...ponsive-design

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    17,540

    Default Re: Web Designing with Xara Designer Pro 17 (Anyone download version 17)

    'mantra' - marketing again of course.... for those who want an 'easy' solution that will always carry a price...
    -------------------------------
    carpe diem
    carpo vitae

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Bracknell, UK
    Posts
    8,349

    Default Re: Web Designing with Xara Designer Pro 17 (Anyone download version 17)

    The point is that WYSIWYG is incompatible with responsive layout.

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •