The new HTML5 Publications in QuarkXPress 2016 can give you a similar experience as apps just in a browser.
Maybe you had used App Studio apps, Adobe DPS apps, Twixl apps or any other system/solution before and like the power that native apps can deliver. However, maybe your business model doesn’t allow reoccurring payments or download fees.
That’s where HTML5 Publications can maybe be a solution for you, they work almost like apps, just they play in a web browser. That has one huge advantage, you are not limited to mobile devices (works on OS X and Windows too). The disadvantage may be that if you need a store front, you have to implement this yourself.
HTML5 Publications do not create any additional costs, all you need – besides QuarkXPress 2016 – is a web server where you host them, which probably will cost you some fees. Of course you can use your existing webserver that you may have.
Three steps to convert a print layout into HTML5 Publications
- In QuarkXPress 2016 choose menu “Layout > Duplicate” and duplicate it as a “Digital” layout (not “Print”):
- Preview using the button in the lower left corner of the document window
OR Export (using “File > Export > As HTML5 Publication”):
- Put the exported folder on a web server (e.g. via FTP):
Of course if you do not want to start with Print, you can also create a digital layout from scratch.
Can’t see your publication? Don’t double click index.html, it won’t work:
Both an engineer and a layout artist, Matthias bridges the gap between technology and people. Before joining Quark in 1997, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represented Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.
From 1997 until 2019 Matthias played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop, mobile and enterprise software. From February 2014 until January 2019 he headed Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit; and was therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.
Matthias does not work for Quark anymore. If you want to connect with him, please visit his LinkedIn profile on https://www.linkedin.com/in/mguenther/