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Crashes repeatedly...make sure you install updates!
on 21 January 2014
As a long-time user of serif products, hugely disappointed with this.
Upgraded from webplus x6, excited by the prospect of html5, and initially the package looks pretty impressive. Not quite as many new features as I'd have liked, but it runs faster than the old version.
Loaded my existing website (designed in webplus x6) into the software and attempted to preview it, and the program crashed. Attempted to upload it, and it crashed. Attempted to run the website check software...and it crashed.
So I've paid £52.50 for an unusable piece of software. One good thing about serif - they offer a 30 day money-back guarantee, so I guess if their technical support people can't fix the problem within 30 days, I can get a refund.
On reflection I guess I've made the mistake of being an early adopter. Should have waited for serif to fix the bugs and reduce the price further.
So I guess what I'm saying is, avoid until later in 2014 when hopefully all the bugs are fixed.
Just a little postscript to my review, written 3 months later... Having downloaded all the updates, I'm happy to say that Webplus X7 now runs in a pretty stable way, and hasn't crashed for a while. There still seem to be some issues with updating websites from previous versions, especially on complex menus, but they don't crash it any more - just don't work as smoothly as I'd like. As for the websites - they work much better across a range of devices than they did before. So overall its been worth it...Just don't like being the testbed!