Yes, Quark’s Web layout space lets you easily create Web pages from existing Quark layouts (or create new ones by using the knowledge you already have about QuarkXPress).
But what if you need a more advanced tool, and can’t “grok” Dreamweaver? The best solution I’ve seen so far is Softpress’s Freeway 5. It uses a very Quark-like interface, so you’ll probably pick it up quickly, but get this: it now includes iPhone Actions to create QuickTime movies at different quality levels, automatic device and network speed detection, and the ability to serve the most appropriate content to each visitor. That’s something Dreamweaver can’t Dream to do (sorry about that!).
The latest version lets you control the initiation of movie content as well as the ability to employ iPhone redirects — the iPhone or iPod Touch user can be redirected to a page that has been designed specifically for them. For more details, the very useful “Building websites for the iPhone with Freeway” document at the Softpress website.
It’s for Mac OS X only, and right now they’ve got a 20% off special in honor of Macworld Expo! Normal pricing: Express $79, Pro $249.
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.