Digital Publishing: Web, SWF (Flash®), Smartphones, e-readers, and Tablets
For anyone interested in publishing to digital platforms rather than only in print, Quark's package now seems to be the most affordable and designer friendly solution. –Keith Martin, MacUser
QuarkXPress® provides a toolset that lets you design and publish for a variety of output formats — including the Web, smartphones, e-readers, and tablets — without having to learn a different skill set for each, learn to write code or programme, or purchase additional software applications.
New in QuarkXPress 9
Design for App Studio
QuarkXPress works directly with App Studio, the leading cloud-based HTML5 solution for creating award-winning apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and other mobile devices.
Export to ePub and Kindle
Convert your QuarkXPress layouts into standardised e-books for Amazon Kindle, iBooks®, Sony® Reader, NOOK®, and more.
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Efﬁciently store and synchronise layouts for multiple media
Learn Once for Multiple Channels
QuarkXPress provides a toolset that lets you design and publish for a variety of output formats — including the Web, smartphones, e-readers, and tablets — without having to learn a different skill set for each, learn to write code or programme, or purchase additional software applications.
Automatic Image Format Conversion
Use One Set of Image Files for Cross-media Design. With QuarkXPress’ automatic image conversion feature, you can use the same image files when designing for Web, interactive, and digital media that you use when designing for print. QuarkXPress automatically converts image files into a format suitable for each medium — so if you’re using PSD, EPS, or TIFF files, you don’t have to manually convert them to PNG for use on an iPad. When exporting for the Web, you can even choose which image file format you want QuarkXPress to use.
Convert Print to Digital Publishing Formats (Web, SWF/Flash, e-books)
With QuarkXPress, you don’t have to recreate a print project from scratch for the Web, SWF (Flash), e-books, and digital devices such as the iPad — you can simply convert it. And once you’ve converted it, you can customise it for the new medium with page transitions, videos, sounds, slideshows, and more. Best of all, you can do all of this with the same set of tools, instead of having to learn a whole new application for each medium you want to take advantage of. With QuarkXPress, you can preserve your brand and always look professional, in print and in electronic media, all in a single tool.
Interactive SWF (Flash) Design
Include Page and Object Transitions
Instead of just appearing and disappearing, you can make pages and objects fade, curtain, and zoom into and out of existence — with complete control over transition duration.
Single-click Export of HTML and SWF (Flash)
QuarkXPress pages lets you design and export HTML pages that include SWF (Flash) blocks using the same tools you use to design print output.
Add Navigation Menus to Your Web Pages and Interactive Layouts
You can use a simple dialogue box to build navigation menus that help your users get around in your Web and SWF (Flash) projects.
Add Hyperlinks and Anchors
QuarkXPress lets you create automatically hyperlinked tables of contents, text hyperlinks, and image-based hyperlinks, then include them in your exported Web pages and PDFs. Hyperlinks can point to external URLs or to internal anchors.
Add Meta Tag Sets
You can make your exported Web pages more visible to search engines by including meta tag sets. QuarkXPress makes it easy to build meta tag sets and then use them in multiple Web projects.
Build HTML Forms — No Coding Required
You can build a form in a Web page by simply drawing the fields, menus, and buttons you want in that form. Configuring form elements is equally simple, with fields and drop-down menus — no coding required.
Export HTML Web Pages
The powerful tools in QuarkXPress aren’t just for print. You can also use them to create gorgeous Web pages — complete with hyperlinks, menus, forms, image maps, and rollovers — while maintaining complete control over the look of the exported page.
Preserve Fonts and Typography on the Web. When you export to HTML from QuarkXPress, you can stay searchable by exporting text as text, or preserve fonts and formatting by converting text to images. Even better, you can make this decision on a box-by-box basis, and choose what image format to use for each box. You can choose GIF, JPG, PNG — even SWF (Flash), if you want a vector-based format.
Use Advanced Interactive Functions
In addition to allowing you to create scripted behaviours without writing scripts, QuarkXPress lets you build more sophisticated interactivity into a project with a feature called Expressions. With expressions, you can author intelligent behaviours in a programming-like environment. That means you can create full-fledged tests, games, and other truly interactive content.
- Create Web overlays
- Video conversion to FLV
- Embeded image rollovers
- Add image maps