Late last year, Peachpit Press asked me to write an article about the turnaround at Quark. They realized that QuarkXPress 7 was a huge improvement over previous releases, and that Quark had new leadership and a new attitude.
To write the piece, I spent many hours interviewing top management and product managers, and then wove it together with my knowledge of Quark’s history as an industry leader. The result describes where Quark came from, how Quark has changed in recent years, and the fascinating way that Quark came to create such a hugely improved new QuarkXPress. I also reflect on the impact of InDesign, mention the features that I think are missing from QuarkXPress, and consider the future of the content publishing market.
If you’re curious about Quark’s recent changes or the scope of improvements in QuarkXPress 7, I encourage you to give a read to “How Quark Finally Got It Right.”
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.