Here’s a delightful surprise: Macworld UK has awarded QuarkXPress 9 not only the “Best Creative Design Software” award, but also the “Grand Prix” award for best product of all the award winners!
Quark’s press release is below. Wow…
QuarkXPress 9 Scoops Two Macworld Awards 2011
QuarkXPress 9 Wins Best Creative Design Software of the Year and Macworld’s Grand Prix
LONDON, June 17, 2011 — Quark announced today the latest version of their flagship program, QuarkXPress® 9, won two awards at the 2011 Macworld Awards UK in London. The desktop publishing software won the Best Creative Design Software of the Year 2011 and the Macworld Grand Prix – special recognition for the best award-winning product of the evening.
Now in its 16th year, the Macworld Awards UK recognizes the products and vendors that make a significant contribution throughout the year. All the winners are chosen by the Macworld editorial team and Macworld’s army of enthusiastic readers. The complete round-up of nominations for the Best Creative Design Software awards included products such as Autodesk’s Maya, Filter Forge 2.0, onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 5.5, and Adobe’s InDesign CS5.5. Lined up for the Grand Prix were products including Apple’s iPad, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, and Skype 3.0.
Karen Haslam, Macworld editor said, “QuarkXPress 9 adds some innovative new features and some sophisticated tools that will benefit time-poor designers. We were particularly impressed by the way the new ePub export capability handles the challenge of converting traditional print to digital format.”
Gavin Drake, vice president of marketing at Quark, said, “We’re thrilled to win not one, but two Macworld Awards for QuarkXPress 9. The opinions of the Macworld editorial team and the magazine’s readers are ones that we have huge respect for. QuarkXPress 9 launched into a very dynamic market with the fast paced change that digital publishing is driving – especially as a result of the iPad. Therefore, significant credit must go to the engineering and product management teams at Quark for their continued innovation to meet the evolving needs of our customers and establish a leadership position for digital publishing. I can’t think of a more fitting way for Quark to celebrate 30 years of revolutionizing publishing.”
For more information on Macworld UK Awards please visit: http://www.macworld.co.uk/awards/.
30-Day Test Drive
While QuarkXPress 9 is available for purchase now, Quark is also offering a free, fully functional, 30-day Test Drive version to users interested in experiencing the new features for digital publishing and design-driven automation. To download the 30-day Test Drive of QuarkXPress 9, visit: http://www.quark.com/products/quarkxpress/test_drive.aspx.
The cost of QuarkXPress 9 is the same as the previous upgrade and full product price of QuarkXPress 8. An upgrade costs $299 and new full product costs $799. To purchase, visit http://shop.quark.com, buy through an authorized Quark reseller, or call Quark’s sales team.
To learn more about QuarkXPress 9 or to view online training videos, please visit:
- QuarkXPress 9 overview: http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/
- QuarkXPress 9 Training Videos: http://www.quark.com/Products/QuarkXPress/Quark_Training.aspx
- QuarkXPress 9 YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/quarkxpress9
- Quark eSeminars about QuarkXPress 9: http://www.quark.com/About_Quark/Events/OnDemandSearch.aspx
- QuarkXPress 9 launch event: http://godigitalnow.quark.com
QuarkXPress 9 requires Mac OS 10.5.8 (Leopard), Mac OS 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard) or later and a Mac Intel processor with a minimum of 1GB RAM and 2GB hard disk space – or – Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or 3), Windows Vista 1.0, or Windows 7 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 with a minimum of 1GB RAM and 1GB hard disk space.
Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organisations in more than 160 countries. Two decades ago, our flagship product — QuarkXPress — changed the course of traditional publishing. For more than 25 years, Quark has built on its knowledge and experience in design and publishing to provide software solutions that support collaborative workflows and automated publishing across multiple channels. Today, Quark is revolutionising publishing again by setting new standards in XML-based publishing across print, the Web, and digital media, as well as by helping owners and employees of small and mid-sized businesses promote their products and services easily, professionally, and affordably. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.
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.