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WebSite X5 Smart 7 Giveaway
$92.43 (WebSite X5 Evolution 8)
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Giveaway of the day — WebSite X5 Smart 7

WebSite X5 is the only software, designed to work like a wizard, that lets you create a website in just 5 easy steps.
$92.43 (WebSite X5 Evolution 8) EXPIRED
User rating: 859 (64%) 484 (36%) 190 comments

WebSite X5 Smart 7 was available as a giveaway on June 24, 2009!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$14.99
free today
Watermark photos and artworks by adding visual watermarks.

WebSite X5 is the only software, designed to work like a wizard, that lets you create a website in just 5 easy steps.

Easy and intuitive, WebSite X5 doesn’t require any programming skills and guides you through the steps to create and publish your website on the Internet.

Main features of SMART 7 version:

  • Gallery of 200 templates ready to use (50 unique templates for 4 different colours);
  • Graphic Editor to personalize templates;
  • Navigation menu Generator;
  • Videos and Sounds;
  • Flash Animations;
  • FTP engine to publish the project on the Internet.

WebSite X5 Smart 7 is available in the following languages: EN, IT, DE, ES, FR, PL, PT, GR, NL, RU.

More information on WebSite X5 and the new version Evolution 8 are available on our official website: www.websitex5.com
We also suggest you the Tutorial, for a brief introduction on the software, and the user’s websites Gallery.

Installing WebSite X5 Smart 7, a special promotion will allow you to buy the new version Evolution 8 at a discounted price.

System Requirements:

Win 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista

Publisher:

Incomedia

Homepage:

http://www.websitex5.com/en/

File Size:

36.7 MB

Price:

$92.43 (WebSite X5 Evolution 8)

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Initially I was very excited. I watched all the tutorials and I thought this would be perfect for me as I don't know html. Now I'm extremely disappointed. The free version does not have the functionality of the version shown in the tutorials. At first I thought I done something wrong or missed something. So I watched the tutorials again, then I realized the limitations were in the software, not me. You can't even add links to images or text. As other people have said - this is a crippled version.

Actually I'm extremely upset. I think GOTD has tried to fool us here or someone has fooled them. If I'd known it was a stripped down version I probably would have downloaded it to check it out to see if it was something I could use - with a view to upgrading. That would be honest and I would not be feeling like I've been conned.

Perhaps the strategy is to force upgrades. I wonder if GOTD gets commission if people upgrade? The question is now should I spend 50.95 euros on the upgrade or look for something else to purchase? Any recommendations?

Reply   |   Comment by Judi  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is a stripped down version, however, a person who is at all familiar with HTML and CSS can work around the shortcomings and make a really decent website. The pages do have a lot of overhead, and tend to load slow, but for making a basic website and then going in and editing it to polish it up, this can't be beat. If one wants to spend some money for the full version, I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be disappointed. Nice clean code. Thanks Giveaway for some really good software.

Reply   |   Comment by jim  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

It's Wonderfull...
Build a Website as easy as 1...2...3... Within Minutes
I think that it's is the best
Thank Very Much

Reply   |   Comment by Dono  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Man! Wish I could have caught this givaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Jonathan Daniel  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I have a basic website development background but this makes things so easy. Pity there isn't more template designs available.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

this software is already free... no deals here, move on.... the SMART version is pathetically slim and it is basically and addware to point you to buy the full version..

It is a lie that this version cost $92.43... this is the free version and not even the latest free version.. this is my first time downloading something from this page and will be the last one.

Reply   |   Comment by luis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Too many paid shill votes. The 69% thumbs up is obviously a shill, paid out to some users to vote up software that's absolutely terrible, and a fraudulent offering at that. Hours before, when I posted my comment, the thumbs up rating was less than 40%. The price is a lie, the version is old (a newer ALSO FREE version is available from their OWN WEBSITE) and they have the nerve to shill on GOTD?

I am going to personally write GOTD's comment group and ask that X5 software not be given away again due to these fraudulent, misleading, and almost malicious tactics employed by the company or an agent of the company.

Previously Website X5 was given away as the compact version, it had a 'registration' process, it apparently had many issues but at least this level of LYING was not involved. This was 2 years ago.

Honestly, Inconmedia should post a REAL version of their software here, not a FREE version, and should offer an apology if they were in any way involved in this TERRIBLE shill practice. It wasn't even professional, someone shilled with the name of "Shill".. seriously...

GAOTD: As always a good try, love your service, but don't let hucksters like this try to screw your audience.

Reply   |   Comment by Gedrean  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

#181 & #182 (Nigel) So what are the differences/improvements between the Smart versions 7 and 8? Any problems encountered installing both versions on the same PC?

Reply   |   Comment by Bill C  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#151 Sorry...... and copy the "extra" templates too

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

#151 (TK) Thanks, that works...... Of course you have to install both versions first to copy the Models.ini from ver7 to ver8

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installed fine but the templates are really really bad. If the templates were better this might be a good option. So basically you'll end up with a cheesy looking website easily.

Reply   |   Comment by Muhammad  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks #36. Sucessfully installed Version 8 for free!
Muchas gracias!

Reply   |   Comment by tekky tiger  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

This seems as little too smart marketing tricks.
1. It’s a old version (ver. 7.x is not even available any more)
2. The price (in the GAOTD header) says $92.43
3. Actually the price for the new available and much more powerful ver. 8.x, is only $53.23 on WebSite X5 shop page (https://secure.element5.com/esales/cart.html)
4. Some of you have already mentioned that there are no “advanced” features in this GAOTD, as in there video tutorial. Like Webshop with credit card payments and Blog. Yes that’s right – its seems to be only in the WebSite X5 EVOLUTION 8 version.
5. In this GAOTD you can’t even do extra menu levels, just one level in vertical placement, and no horizontal option – no nothing! (a plain simple “web tool”)

Thumps total down – even thou its free, we don’t need old outdate stuff to a higher price than even the new more powerful version.

My Revo uninstaller will nicely take care of this totally “strippede of function” version of todays GAOTD.

PS. Some has mentioned other software solutions. I don’t know about any free solutions, but take a look at this and make a compare with this GAOTD, it really rocks! http://www.artisteer.com

Reply   |   Comment by car  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Having to reboot every time I want to run this application is a non-starter for me. This is a good advertising stunt, especially all the shill comments above that would make someone think this application is much different from the way it really is. Thanks for wasting my time.

Reply   |   Comment by Grant  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Downloaded, and installed okay. Worked fine. The program showed user thru a sequence of making a new site: project page, site map, and then individual web pages. It offered many templates to use (wow).
However, the features offered are rather limited. There are a few buttons on the page creation. The right panel has only two buttons (the middle button for resizing is gone). The extra features to support vbscript, javascript, CSS, ASP, JSP are not included. The ported pages seem fine, but looked/ appeared amateurish.
Overall, it is a good starting program for the un-initiated; and it is also good for people who want to exploit the templates.
Other drawbacks: one cannot inspect html codes like in Dreamweaver; this program cannot do ftp to move files from/to a server (like Dreamweaver); sometimes the open program got stuck on the left corner, and cannot be moved-it must be closed.
What kind of software that other professional web designers use these days?

Reply   |   Comment by AlfredScientist  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@161 UPDATE

I tried re-downloading & re-installing and it appears to be working now. I still got the same error message during installation ("VIF_CANNOTRENAME" for a file called "ips_uk.dat"), but I'm no longer getting the error upon launching the program. The ONLY thing I did different this time was not check the "Launch Program After Installation" (or whatever) at the last step of the install. It might have just been a fluke, but I'm happy.

Thanks to the GOTD team for a great giveaway today! :D
I like seeing good, quality software like this. Keep 'em coming!

Reply   |   Comment by Sweetest Deals  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Well, it didn't turn out easy for me; in fact, it seems uninstallable.

I activated and installed it as administrator on my laptop that's running vista home premium. When it finished installing, I didn't tick the option to launch the program and closed it instead. When I tried to open it a few minutes later so as to check on the version number, a message popped out saying it can't run because it's already running. How could it be running when I had closed it? Anyway, I tried again several times later and the same message.

I uninstalled it and tried installing again, but this time the installation is interfered with a message popping out that says it has to be uninstalled first. Huh? I checked and it was really uninstalled. I checked the location path and tried to just delete all its files (it was already uninstalled anyway) and... it says permission is needed to uninstall it--but I'm using the Administrator account. So now, the program is uninstalled and "uninstallable" and the files are stuck.

Definitely thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by mafaldaspeaks  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Can anyone tell help me.
I've downloaded and installed the free v8 and tried to install some of the many extra templates.
All I get is errors.
I've not installed the software on my C:\ drive but on an external hard drive.
They give you instructions in the Read Me file in English, but ity's not English as anyone actually speaks.

Reply   |   Comment by AmandaJo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

#82 and #135
I had the same problem as you. I resolved it.
Solution:
First uninstall any previous version.
Second unpack the setup.exe into temp folder manually and start install.

Reply   |   Comment by zepoli  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

- Installed flawlessly on Windows XP - SP3
- Nothing but problems installing on Vista Ultimate - 32 bit - SP2

I tried disabling the firewall & antivirus on Vista, as another person mentioned earlier. I also tried running setup.exe as administrator, but I kept getting errors.

I finally skipped over the errors and the programs *seems* to have installed. It will take a while before I can definitively say whether the install was really successful or not since I'm not sure what was skipped.

On a side note, this appears to be an out of date version of crippled software unless I'm missing something. Not the usual GAOTD quality, but I'll try it since I get asked about these WYSIWYG site builders a lot.

Personally, I think it's easier to just code this stuff by hand & avoid learning all of these "shortcut" programs - but I digress.

It's an interesting giveaway if nothing else. I'll thumbs it up just for that reason alone. ; )

Reply   |   Comment by Don't_Know  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Thanks GAOTD for another program to play with. It should come in handy.
Respects,
~S~

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Thanks a lot for this easy web design software.. Cool to use it.

Reply   |   Comment by Love  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

On the first run, it said:

"This software cannot be executed in 'Large Font' mode: Choose normal font (96 dpi) from Advanced Video Settings from Control Panel.

My machine was on 120 DPI and no other software complaint like this before.

Reply   |   Comment by Farrukh  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

To our old friend Giovanni # 125

In my opinion WebSite X5 SMART 8 is the better of the two, the difference in size is due to the small number of templates included in the download. WebSite X5 SMART 8 includes a link to download additional templates, most are free. If you decide to go with WebSite X5 SMART 8 note that the code provided on the website is not the unlock code. When installing you are prompted for the unlock code, leave that blank and press the button at the bottom of the prompt that says “Request Unlock Code”. Use the code given on the website here to have the unlock code e-mailed to you. Paste that code into the prompt and continue with the installation. CHEERS.

Reply   |   Comment by Kickapoodle  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

No problem with installation under Win XP. Looks OK to me. Could not check it too much.

Reply   |   Comment by Esmeralda  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

this should be interesting to try out becuase I make websites for a living using flash and dreamweaver :D

Reply   |   Comment by PS3 FANBOY  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Trouble finding a code, and it redirected to it's site asking for said code. to be sent by e-mail, never came. Glitchy. Not worth it.

Reply   |   Comment by Ariana  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Keeps asking for a serial number. I have none so it won't work ??????? Help Please

Reply   |   Comment by pmlw  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Repeatedly downloaded zip file and tried the mirror link. Keep getting "Zip folder is invalid or corrupted"

Reply   |   Comment by Ed Lombardi  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I have Vista Ultimate x64.
There was an error or two during installation, then when I launch the program (after installing) I get "General error loading program."

GOTD finally has a program that I can actually use, and it won't even work on my system. Sweet.

I downloaded it earlier this morning, so I might try uninstalling, downloading again, then re-installing. We'll see if that helps...

Reply   |   Comment by Sweetest Deals  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Not bad at all for the people who have no web scripting skills.

# 113 Licence agreement says :"Strictly for non-commercial use", so I can not understand why people are complaining that shopping cart is disabled.
This software has a consistency through the browsers (Firefox, Opera, IE). For example, Dreamweaver has(had) an issue with it. Templates are looking nice. I liked it.

Reply   |   Comment by DrunkRussianBear  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I have just tried to delete the program. I get a "you need to permission to perform this action" error even though the program is not open. So the program will not run but will not uninstall. VERY unimpressive!

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I have to agree with ALOT of others this program is the stripped down free version I have tried this worked ok but does nothing like the toturial claims it does that is only for the full version Evolution 8 which should be the offer not this lame free one tht does nothing really and when you try to unistall it it is a hassel at least for me it was, had to go into all the program files and delete an folder that had its name associated with it before i could get rid of it, So thumbs down on this free version of software being used as a giveaway sad

Reply   |   Comment by wendy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I was really optimistitic and exited about this but! I get this error messageevery time I try to start the program: "This software cannot be executed in 'large font' mode: choose 'normal font (96dpi)' from Advanced Video Settings of Windows Control Panel" I can not find "Advanced Video Settings" in my Vista Control Panel. I can not find where to change the font size. So I tried to reinstall it but I get an error message saying that I have to uninstall the existing version first. But! it is not listed in Windows "Add or remove hardware" and it is not visible in several other programs I have that will uninstall. It is also not visible in the shortcuts in the start menu. Thde only place I can actually find it is in Program Files but if there is an uninstall file there I can't find it. I will just try deleting the whome program but I am not confident that reinstalling it will make any difference. This program seems to be primitive if it needs a particular font size and needs to be uninstalled to reinstall (and has no uninstaller!) So far this has been a HUGE WASTE OF TIME and very frustrating and disappointing!
recommendations suggestions before the GOTD time is up?

I would be very grateful!
Wayne.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Only works with 96dpi fonts

Reply   |   Comment by Eduardo O  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I visit GOTD not only to check out new programs, but to learn from the comments. (Thank-you especially Mike, Fubar, Bubby, TK, renegade, Giovanni, and others...) Today, #85, way to go with the 100+ lbs. weight loss!

*** Today was not a regular giveaway -- and it took too much reading and investigating to find out that, yes, WebSite X5 Smart 7 (and now Smart 8) IS an always free program, and the most limited of their 4 offerings, very similar to Express 7 (or 8) (thanks for posting the link to the comparison: http://www.websitex5.com/en/compare_4versions.html). It's possible that the much larger file size offered here today reflects some additions by the publisher that are not in their regular free version offered at their website, but that is only speculation -- graphic editor, flash, 200 templates, for example, are listed as features of this GOTD download, but are NOT available on their website version. The best program they had worth downloading would be Evolution 8.

*** I can find no verification of $92.43 as a price for ANYTHING they sell -- this is flat-out deception and should not have been allowed (don't the editors here check out basics like price?)

*** For an easy to use, basic web site creator, this program should get the job done. But as mentioned, there are other alternatives that will do a lot more. And I'm troubled by several odd comments which seem to indicate it affects other, already installed software; and of course the unusual "no large fonts" issue.
MichaelC (formerly just "Michael", but I noticed there's another)

Reply   |   Comment by MichaelC  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I'm with quite a few other folks that have the problem with the font size. I've changed mine (at least I thought I did) a couple times and rebooted to no avail. I'm ready to give up and went to uninstall, but can't even find the program listed to delete?
I REALLY like to get this to work... anyone have any directions on the font issue??
Thanks in advance!

Reply   |   Comment by Jude  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

very nice program. does require some manual HTML editing for some things, like font size for links. otherwise a very nice beginners web site developing program.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin St. Vel  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I declined the license agreement because it prohibits me from using the webpages I generate for any commercial purpose. I wanted to use it for our nonprofit theater group, but that may be construed as commercial, so I declined.

Reply   |   Comment by Hgqio  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I notice that all the installers for the Website X5 versions are based on a zip self-extractor and the mod*.001 files within the installers are the templates modules... there is an updated modules.ini in there too. In theory one should be able to replace the 40 or 50 templates in this offering with Evolution 8's templates just by extracting the relevent files into the correct folders in the Smart 7 instalation folders. might work!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi. i download and install the website tools, but very find it is so less template can be used:)

Reply   |   Comment by Topkingtips  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Beautiful! This program is exaclty what I needed for a friend with a very creative mind and very limited programming skills. It only took me a few minutes of accepting defaults and filling in simple common-sense questions (Site name, admin name, etc) to generate a nice looking homepage, which had well-written code. She's downloading it as I write this.

Installation: No problems on my Vista Home Premium on Dell 2ghz dual-core processor, 2 GB RAM. Thank you, GOTD and Incomedia.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Magill  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Cannot get the program to get thru to check for product key. Can you help. Today's free one- WebsiteX5smart

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Even if we were actually given the latest full version instead of old obsolete freeware, I wouldn't touch it due to the obvious paid shill of every other comment here.

Incomedia is trying to get us to believe that these dopey raves about installation, design and W3C compliancy (especially from someone whose linked page fails W3C validation) are going to sell GOTD users on what is a mediocre template-driven site builder with more restrictions and less options than you could find online at any number of free hosting sites.

I don't blame GOTD for this nonsense, just the software developers who think they're getting over on the GOTD user base and dealing with idiots. The idiots you deal with are the shills you pay, guys, not us.

Reply   |   Comment by gmon  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#88 Your suggestion is a great suggestion for everybody here. Sometimes recently, I initially downloaded VMWare server with the main purpose of testing these giveawayoftheday softwares, but in the process, discovered many great uses for it. I now have 2 virtual computers within my main computer, and find no problem to add another in a few minutes' time.

Another software very useful is Total Uninstall (but a payware), that I use to monitor what registry keys are inserted by these softwares. In the process, I can preserve most them for later re-installation, after uninstalling them using the same, just in case I need them.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

it says active x cant make object can someone help me

Reply   |   Comment by ryu jin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I reported the large/standard font problem first (#23) and got many "no"s. Later #49 and #62 reported the same and got many "yes"s. Seems better to report the findings after someone did it.

Reply   |   Comment by calvin888  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

See my previous post #101, to which no one has replied. Seems like #135 is having the exact same issue. Any suggestions? Anyone?

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I was really looking forward to this one, but it was not very compatible with Vista 64. Had to use System Restore to fix my computer after I installed this.

Reply   |   Comment by Jimmy Davis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Comment #1 refers to the British site - http://personalweb.about.com/b/2009/05/12/free-download-of-website-x5-evolution-8.htm

I downloaded, installed, registered and did the Tutorial. WoW!

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
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