10 Do’s and Dont’s When Using QuarkXPress

Jay Nelson, author of the new “QuarkXPress for Dummies” book has posted ten Do’s and Dont’s for QuarkXPress.

These include useful tips & tricks, for example to use the built-in calculator and why not to scale images below a certain resolution.

Please see here for the complete post: http://www.dummies.com/software/other-software/10-dos-donts-using-quarkxpress/

Jay has written more blog posts about QuarkXPress there, all interesting reads. Enjoy!

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.

New Videos online – “Desk Top Publishing with QuarkXPress”

Beginning of the year Quark has announced a new video series with training topics around Desktop Publishing and QuarkXPress.

Martin Turner, who has written a book about QuarkXPress 2016, hosts the videos series, with one video published every Wednesday throughout 2017.

The additional value is that not only topics around QuarkXPress will be covered, Martin will also cover general DTP topics like optimizing images before printing, typography topics and much more.

The first five videos are already online:

  1. The 8 minute challenge to create a magazine
  2. Working with Excel Charts
  3. Preparing Pictures for Print
  4. Fonts and Kerning
  5. Setting the preferences in QuarkXPress

You can find the complete video series here:

 

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.

FREE Webinar: Photoshop Deep Dive: Video Editing & Animation

CL-Video Deep Dive

Photoshop now has fairly simple tools for creating animations and editing video. If you’re ready to include moving pictures and text in your QuarkXPress or App Studio projects, join Photoshop author and instructor Lesa Snider for a FREE full day live webinar: Photoshop Deep Dive: Video Editing & Animation.

Here’s the description from the creativeLIVE website:

In this intensive, full-day class you’ll learn how to edit video easily and efficiently in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to import, trim, and split video clips as well as how to apply adjustment layers for color correction or creative color effects. Get the scoop on animating still images and adding transitions, as well as displaying multiple elements at once including text, images, and even other videos! Lesa will help you master using Solid Color Fill layers to fade intros and outros into your piece, as well how to animate the size and location of text, masks, and graphics to create incredibly compelling motion. You’ll also learn how to import and control multiple audio tracks, in addition to creating surprisingly useful animated GIFs for web ads.

By the end of this deep dive, you’ll be able to grow and diversify your business and online presence by through video portfolios, promotional pieces, and more!

Join her online from 9am to 4pm Pacific time, Tuesday October 15th. Get more info 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.

Tutorial on How to Build a Dynamic Newsletter App

I just found a cool tutorial by Jamie Cross on how to build a dynamic news reader app using Quark App Studio:
http://www.jamie-cross.net/?p=402

The tutorial also features a video showing the solution in iOS Simulator.

I like the simplicity of the approach, because it doesn’t use a Web Content Management System (CMS) — just a Dropbox to host the dynamic content.

Enjoy!

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.

Video Tutorials from Quark

Quark has posted several enlightening video tutorials at http://8.quark.com/learn_more.html, including:

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.