Serif, a leading independent design, publishing and creative software developer, today released WebPlus X4, a significant upgrade to its award-winning web design software. This latest version is packed with everything an individual or business needs to design outstanding, professional-quality websites without the need for complicated code, programming or design experience.

 

WebPlus X4 is an all-in-one web design program which enables novice users and more experienced web designers to effortlessly build stunning, interactive sites. Home users or small businesses can use powerful built-in tools to customize a professionally designed template, or start from a blank page, creating graphics, editing photos, writing text, adding cool web gadgets, setting up an online shop and more and then publish directly to the web. Building on its core strengths, WebPlus X4 boasts many new and improved features, including impressive design tools for even more stylish and dynamic websites. Improvements to efficiency and usability include the new Quick Builder Bar, a drag-and-drop feature containing all the tools needed to design a website in minutes, and the Learning Zone which provides direct access to video and PDF tutorials, active community forums and product support.

 

“WebPlus X4 is the easiest, most flexible and cost effective way for small businesses, hobbyists and home users alike to create a professional website,” said Gary Bates, Serif’s Managing Director. “Thanks to valued feedback from our existing customers, this substantial upgrade offers more power, productivity, compatibility and an impressive feature set that makes high-quality web design even more accessible to all.”

 

Key new features and benefits include:

 

·         QuickBuilder Bar – makes creating websites faster and easier by providing a platform to drag and drop commonly used web design elements like text, images, photo galleries, Flash and more onto a page.

·         Online Bookings – Online scheduling of hotel rooms, restaurant tables, sporting facilities, services, or anything of this nature, can now be added using the new interactive Resource Booker

·         Flash Navbars – Customizable Flash animated navigation bars add style to a design and make site navigation easier

·         Quick Publish – Make instant updates or edits to individual web pages with the click of just one button

·         Color Scheme Designer – Color wheel helps to create complementary color schemes for a website design

·         Integrated Photo Editing – With the new PhotoLab, photos can be edited directly within WebPlus X4. Backgrounds can be removed using the Image Cutout Studio or images enhanced with more than 70 effects and adjustments

·         Google Gadgets – Top features including Google AdSense™, Google Maps™ and Google Analytics™ can be easily integrated into a site

·         Pro Photo Galleries There are 36 highly customizable animated photo galleries which includes 12 new Flash animated galleries. These can now handle 1000s of images, multiple albums, and link to RSS image feeds (from places like Flickr®) for automatic updates

·         New Learning Zone – Provides direct access to video tutorials, PDF tutorials, the active community forums and online knowledge base for support

·         Content Management System – Great for quick updates and news, the contents of a site can be edited from any computer with an Internet connection (unique logins can be set up for multiple site editors)

 

WebPlus X4 is compatible with Windows 7 and retails at $99.99. Existing Serif Software users should contact (800) 557-3743 for further information on upgrade pricing.

 

WebPlus X4 is available directly from Serif and will be coming soon to major retailers such as Buy.com, Frys and Amazon.

 

About Serif

Serif is the publisher of the award-winning software range that includes PagePlus®, PhotoPlus™, DrawPlus™, WebPlus, AlbumPlus™, MoviePlus™, PanoramaPlus™ and Digital Scrapbook Artist® and more. Founded in 1987 with the aim to develop low-cost alternatives to high-end publishing and graphics packages, Serif has been repeatedly praised for its powerful yet easy-to-use software which has put professional effects and demanding publishing tasks within the reach of ordinary PC users around the world. Now with over 6 million customers worldwide, Serif has over 200 employees at its head office, development and European sales centre in Nottingham, UK and its North American sales operation in New Hampshire, US.

 

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