WebEasy 8 to boost online presence for novice and advanced users
6th July 2009
Avanquest Software, a leading developer and publisher of business and consumer software for the global PC market, has announced the release of WebEasy 8. Available in Professional and Platinum, WebEasy 8 provides users with an easy to use solution for creating, publishing and maintaining professional websites, without requiring any previous design experience. In addition to a comprehensive range of site building tools, WebEasy 8 includes up to 12 months of domain hosting to assist users with launching a new site.
Users can start by selecting a template from one of over 500 professional designs available, or by importing or creating one of their own. These can be easily customised with ‘drag and drop’ simplicity to insert videos, photos, music and more. A desktop editor allows multiple sites to be created and edited offline, enabling users to work on pages at home, in the office or when travelling, without frustratingly slow internet connection. Automatically generated HTML code and a WYSIWYG editor mean that eye-catching sites can be created without any previous web design experience. Users can then easily launch their website online in just a few clicks with the Publish Assistant.
WebEasy 8 Professional - £39.14
WebEasy 8 Professional is ideal for those who wish to create a website to keep in touch with friends and family or support a hobby or school club. It automatically generates HTML code that works with all modern browsers, enabling attractive web pages to be constructed without any complicated programming skills. Designs can be edited in WYSIWYG to prevent formatting issues or mistakes when the site is published. The software includes three months of free web hosting and a free sub-domain name. There is also the potential to upgrade to further hosting and alternative domains without any tie-ins, giving users greater flexibility.
WebEasy 8 Professional contains an extensive library of 85,000 graphics to personalise and illustrate pages. The image editor enables users to enhance clipart and photos from other sites such as My Space™, Google™ Maps, Facebook®, Picasa™ and Flickr®. Sites can also be designed using templates that are optimised for iPhone and mobile browsers, enabling visitors to access the website at any time and from any location.
WebEasy 8 Platinum - £97.86
WebEasy 8 Platinum provides a complete package for the more advanced user and also for businesses looking to create a professional site to boost their presence online. A wide range of e-commerce tools are included, such as an online eBay shop with PayPal™ to securely handle and protect all online financial transactions. A full featured online store provides everything required to expand a business online. WebEasy 8 creates key words for each web page to provide effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), increasing site visibility and generating traffic. Access is also provided to site statistics for marketing purposes and monitoring visitor numbers.
WebEasy 8 Platinum includes 12 months website hosting and a domain name. There is no need to pay for upgrades, as the software provides unlimited web and shop pages, 10GB of web space and unlimited email addresses. Interactive content such as an extensive clipart library, photo gallery, blog wizard, music player and video support can be used to improve a site’s stickiness and keep customers engaged. Built-in tutorials and free email technical support are also included if extra assistance is needed.
New features of WebEasy 8 include:
- One-click publishing with web-hosting and domain included
- Over 400 new templates to choose from to begin a site, optimised for viewing on the iPhone and SmartPhone
- Over 20 new web widgets available including Google maps and SendPhotos albums
- More than 30 new photo effects on offer to edit and enhance images
- Advanced e-commerce tools include a full featured online shop and secure online financial transactions
- Ready for Windows 7 and all recent web browsers (Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, Firefox 3.5 and Safari 4)
Notes to Editor:
WebEasy 8 Professional: £39.14
WebEasy 8 Platinum: £97.86
Available from all leading PC retail outlets: PC World, Amazon, Play.com, other leading software stores and Avanquest Software www.avanquest.co.uk/shop
Published by: Avanquest Software Publishing
Windows XP or Vista™, 500 MHz processor or higher. Systems with at least 256 MB RAM or higher, 180 MB of free disk space, Internet Explorer™ 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0, Firefox 2-3.5, Opera 9, Chrome, Safari 3-4, Microsoft DHTML editing control (Windows Vista™ and Windows 7)
About Avanquest Software
Avanquest Software is one of the world’s leading software developers and publishers, with operations in Europe, North America and China, and marketing its software titles through Retail, Corporate, OEM and Direct-to-Consumer channels. The company is committed to innovation in the design, development and publishing of world-class, easy-to-use and affordable software. Avanquest Software is listed on Euronext (ISIN FR0004026714) since December 1996. Additional information is available at http://www.avanquest.com or http://about.avanquest.com.
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