Progressive Web App (PWA) out of QuarkXPress 2018

Just out of fun I checked whether my recent export for “OpenType typography in HTML5” fulfills the criteria of a PWA (Progressive Web App).

Side note: HTML5 Publications out of QuarkXPress are basically progressive web apps.

And I was surprised:

The HTML5 Publication scored 100 (out of 100) in Lighthouse 2.9.1

So it is 100% compliant.

How to you check PWA compliance?

It’s easy using Chrome and Lighthouse:

  1. Use Google Chrome (the browser) on MacOS or Windows.
  2. Get the Lighthouse extension for Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lighthouse/blipmdconlkpinefehnmjammfjpmpbjk
  3. Browse to the website you want to audit (my im case: https://www.quarkforums.com/resources/2018/Ligatures/ ).
  4. In Chrome, open Developer Tools (menu “View > Developer > Developer Tools”).
  5. Click on the “Audits” tab.
  6. Click on “Perform an audit…”
  7. If not checked, check “Progressive Web App” and run audit.

How to create a PWA yourself?

With QuarkXPress 2018 you can easily create a new PWA or convert your print layout into a PWA.You can do that using the free trial version of QuarkXPress 2018:

http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/Test_Drive.aspx

Here’s a recent webinar showing you how:

Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people.

Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software.
Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.

Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.