14 August 2011
Serif WebPlus X5 website design software:

"Ideal for a small business! "

By: A review by Nicholas Newman
£81.69 (inc. VAT)

Serif has launched the latest version of WebPlus, its WebPlus X5. It is website design tool software, which ensures users don't need to learn HTML to construct and publish a website. It is an update on WebPlus X4, which was very good! The aim of this software is to make it as easy as possible for anyone to design and create a professional-quality website, regardless of experience. It is certainly, a game-changing improvement on its previous version and much easier to use than its extremely more expensive rivals such as Expression Web or Dreamweaver.

What’s New?

Web Plus X5, now features a Button Studio for making made-to-order buttons and navigation bars, it benefits from a drag-and-drop facility that allows users to fashion their website. They can customise every aspect of the website's design site structure, colours, page layout, logos, graphics and text.

What’s included?

The software also provides a number of templates that you can use to design your website rather than starting with a blank page. These are stylish, and edited for a distinct appearance that suits your brand image. It also includes support for forms, Flash photo galleries, podcasts, YouTube videos, blogs, forums, RSS feeds and online booking. There are no limits on the number of sites, pages, store sizes or items per page.

This software is simply packed with an impressive range of features, from attractive templates and intuitive design tools to visitor analytics, advertising and a PayPal wizard with a new floating mini-cart for easy access.

Among the range of templates provided, include ready-made template websites for the family, editorial, finance, real estate, interior designers, designer blog and estate agents. In addition, users can maintain ownership of their software, templates, and custom designs permanently.

Designed for easy use!

Its intuitive design and layout makes creating a website very easy! In addition, after initially publishing the site, quick changes can be uploaded with just one click. For instance, to embed Google Maps into your site and pinpoint a location, and then click the 'Insert Google Map' icon and a window appears to give the user full control over the way the map looks and behaves. You can then drag and drop the map onto your website.

Who is it for?

Web designers, hobbyists and small business users will find WebPlus X5 a very useful web design tool. Users will find WebPlus X5, is easy-to-use and flexible. It helps users with inserting videos and provides on-screen advice to make web design accessible.
Conclusion
How much is it? Serif is pricing WebPlus X5 at £81.69 (inc. VAT), and this includes a free six month 'Silver' hosting package with sub-domain web address, and renewal web hosting costs are very affordable. Existing Serif Software users should contact the company on 0800 376 7070 for further information on upgrade pricing.

To find out more see http://www.serif.com/webplus/


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