MacUser magazine put together a fantastic exploration into all the new features in QuarkXPress 9, and turned it into an iPad app using QuarkXPress!
It explains what’s new for e-books, iPad apps, and print publishing, and even includes videos showing how many of the new features work.
If you’d like to see a good example of what a traditional publisher might do in an iPad app created in QuarkXPress, have a look! Quark’s press release below has further information and a link to the app.
Quark Releases iPad Version of MacUser Magazine’s Special Supplement on QuarkXPress 9
London, UK – 4/10/2012 – Quark announced today the availability on the App Store of “QuarkXPress 9: The New Publishing,” an in-depth guide on how to use the award-winning layout software to create print designs, as well as eBooks and iPad apps. First published as a special supplement to the UK’s biweekly Mac magazine MacUser, the guide is now available for free on the App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/app/macuser-guide/id508563724?ls=1&mt=8.
The guide provides information on QuarkXPress® 9’s new print features, including videos, sideshows and audio files on Linkster™, Image Grid™, Cloner™, Story Editor, and Conditional Styles. It also explains how creative professionals can produce outstanding eBooks with Reflow View and Relfow tag mapping. A special section is dedicated to digital publishing with App Studio™ and iPad publishing economics.
Keith Martin, technical editor at MacUser, said, “Putting the iPad version of the QuarkXPress 9 supplement together was a great experience and a wonderful way to test the software. Building next-generation layouts in such a mature publishing tool was straightforward and enjoyable. Managing the layout – multiple orientations, scrolling content and all – was impressively simple. This is a product that’s made for designers, not technicians. The features are logical, the workflow is simple, the pricing structure is sensible. I find that it’s a stunning way to make professional iPad magazines and dynamic publications.”
Gavin Drake, vice president of marketing at Quark, said, “MacUser’s guide to QuarkXPress 9 is a great resource for our users who can now access exclusive training material for free anywhere. Thanks to the iPad version, the guide can be downloaded in any country of the world and be used on-the-go to support the creation of first class print and digital design.”
Founded in Denver in 1981, Quark’s vision was to create software that would lay the foundation for modern publishing. For 30 years, Quark has delivered on that promise. Quark’s dynamic publishing solutions are setting new standards in automated cross-media publishing by combining the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customized, intelligent communications across print, the Web, and digital media.
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.