Edited (in the loosest sense on the word) by Gary W. Priester
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 3 •  JULY 15, 1999

In this issue:

Take Three

If you're thinking that Issue #3 was taking an inordinate amount of time, you're correct. Chris, the big honcho guy at i/us, requested your editor move back the date to the 15th of the month so that everything doesn't appear at once in the XaraXone . So from now on, you can expect a new WebXealot to appear in the Insider Area—like clockwork—on the 15th of the month.

Some of you have written expressing skepticism concerning the methods used to determine the winners in the prize drawings. I offer the photo on the right as evidence of the authenticity of the selection method. Pictured is the actual moment when Wilbur (top) has reached into the prize basket and handed (or should I say, beaked?) the winning entry to Orville (bottom) who is holding the winning entry is his tiny orange-colored beak. Try though I might, I could not get Orville to hold up the side with the winner's name, Marilyn Coots. One can only expect so much from finches!  Marilyn wins the second copy of Watercolor Backgrounds, generously donated by i/us and Wetzel & Company, Inc. Congratulations Marilyn. If you haven't already had a look at the Watercolor Backgrounds page, please do so, and refer back to the WebXealot #2 for more information and ideas for using Watercolor Backgrounds with Xara 2.

One more thing I should mention before I move on. It seems that 100% of the 54 entries favored the new logo!!! Of course the fact that your editor (who also assembles the web site) used the wrong HTML names for the radio buttons and as such caused the New Logo selection to be non-un-selectable, couldn't have had anything to do with it. Could it?

Insider Information!

I asked again for insider info on Xara 3 but was met by a stony wall of silence. Joel Schilling, a fellow Xealot,  wrote to confirm the existence of the rumored Xara 2 "replacement" CD. "You might be interested to know," Joel writes, "that I got the Xara 2 CD from Corel as a replacement CD for $19.95* plus shipping and tax (about $6.00). They also sent me a coupon which would take $25 off the purchase of Draw 9 if I decide to upgrade, which would make the purchase price about $154, direct from Corel. The Xara 2 CD has the same fills as 1.5, but the clip art appears to be different."

* The CD price is $104.95 USD or $19.95 USD for registered owners.  You can order the upgrade CD at shop.corel.com or by calling 1-800-77-COREL

The Featured Artist for the month of June is Daniel Will Harris, who is also the editor of Efuse, the NetObjects Fusion web site and terrific source of web-related information. Check out Daniel's cool graphic design and his skillful use of typography. At Daniel's suggestion, I have also made the previous Featured Artist's work available. The July Trompe L'Oeil Room tutorial shows you how to create stereograms, those images that contain a hidden 3D image. Check it out.

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