Tom Arah at PC Pro wrote a thoughtful review of QuarkXPress 8. You can read it here.
My favorite highlight about the new interface is:
“The process isn’t just more efficient, the creative freedom it enables will lead to more exciting use of images and better designs.”
And my about Flash integration:
“Put it all together and QuarkXPress 8 provides a very useful design-rich alternative to Adobe Flash CS3 Professional for SWF authoring. …With its recent launch of Acrobat 9, Adobe is merging the previously separate worlds of SWF and PDF. QuarkXPress 8’s Flash authoring capabilities mean that it should be especially well placed to take advantage of this new offline delivery route for interactive publications.”
I couldn’t agree more.
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.