A Video Intro to QuarkXPress 10

A new video introduction to QuarkXPress 10 is now available on QuarkXPressTV on YouTube.

The in-depth hour-long overview runs through the major updates to version 10, including the new Xenon Graphics Engine, modern UI, HiDPI and Retina display support and much more.

Here’s a link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/quarkxpresstv

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.

Before & After DVD

DesignEssentialsDVD

Before & After magazine is well known for its clear and pertinent design advice. Founder and editor John McWade now has a $49 DVD titled “Design Essentials (that every graphic designer should know)”. It’s just over an hour long with John’s “principles, techniques, and shortcuts that I use to get good results fast and reliably.” Get it here.

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.

Watch the Webby Awards

Watch the 15th Annual Webby Awards show (hosted by Lisa Kudrow) in its entirety on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/webby?x=9kRTziHVSGI

 

Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press

When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.

Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.

In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.

A Video Guide to QuarkXPress 9

Today, Quark posted a 40-minute video that introduces the new features and e-publishing direction for QuarkXPress 9.

While the introductory interviews are useful for understanding the background and direction of our current publishing reality, we’ve collected a few time markers that let you skip ahead to hear about specific new features:

  • The iPad App Studio information starts at 10:30
  • An impressive Blag magazine example starts at 12:30
  • The QuarkXPress 9 iPad app demo starts at 15:30
  • The Blio information starts at 23:30
  • An impressive textbook and Disney book demo starts at 26:00
  • The QuarkXPress 9 e-book demo starts at 28:00
  • The QuarkXPress 9 new features demo starts at 34:45

Watch these segments, or the full video at http://GoDigital.Quark.com

Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.

Creative Edge: New On-Demand Books and Video Website

Do you like books from Peachpit Press, O’Reilly, Adobe Press, Take Control, Wiley, and other publishers? How about video trainings? Well, the new Creative Edge website collects all these resources in one place, for just $19.99 per month.

All of their videos and books have a sample chapter that can be accessed for free — thousands of videos and books on demand, fully-searchable from top experts on graphic design, digital photography, Web design, digital video, animation, audio, and more. Explore it all at www.creativeedge.com.

Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press

When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.

Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.

In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.