Serif has unveiled WebPlus X5, the latest version of its website design tool that ensures users don't need HTML knowledge to create and publish a website.

The software, which now features a Button Studio for making customised buttons and navbars, benefits from a drag-and-drop facility that enables users to easily create their website. They can customise every aspect of the website's design site structure, colours, page layout, logos, graphics and text.

It also includes support for forms, Flash photo galleries, podcasts, YouTube videos, blogs, forums, RSS feeds and online booking.

Websites can be designed on the user's machine rather than using an online template builder, and according to Serif, after initially publishing the site, quick changes can be uploaded with just one click.

There are no limits on the number of sites, pages, store sizes or items per page, plus users maintain ownership of their software, templates, and custom designs permanently.

"WebPlus X5 is easy-to-use and flexible, offering a helping hand with videos and on-screen advice to make web design accessible to all - not just designers and programmers. The software is packed with impressive 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," said Gary Bates, managing director at Serif.

WebPlus X5 is available from Serif priced £81.69 (inc. VAT) and includes a free 6 month 'Silver' hosting package with sub-domain web address. Existing Serif Software users should contact the company on 0800 376 7070 for further information on upgrade pricing.