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mguenther - who has written 31 posts on Planet Quark.

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. Matthias is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences worldwide, helping both individual designers and large organizations to uncover the possibilities and implications of digital publishing, including the business considerations, design and technology implications, and business capabilities offered by digital design and publishing tools. Follow me here: Twitter & Forums

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How to discover the UDID of an iPad without having iTunes

Monday, December 9, 2013


Tutorial on how to find out the UDID of an iOS device (iPad, iPod, iPhone) without having iTunes installed on Mac OS X or Windows

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Best Practise: How to safely test OS X Mavericks or OS X Yosemite before using it for production

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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Tutorial on how to safely test a new version of OS X like Mavericks or Yosemite and still be able to revert back to the previous version of OS X in case something isn’t working correctly.

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Removal of skeuomorphism, parallax effects and the oxymoron in iOS7

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


The oxymoron of iOS7: Isn’t a parallax effect a skeuomorphism?

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Web App vs. Native App? Or Web App AND Native App?

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Why take side in what is better, Web App or Native App. Technologies are becoming more and more similar. And your readers care about story telling and user experience. So why not offer both? See this example of a Belgium publisher on how to do it.

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