Quark Author Overview Quark Author

The Smart Content Tool

Quark Author is a Web-based content creation software that, together with Quark Publishing Platform, enables business and IT leaders to streamline and automate high-value customer communications across every channel. The intuitive online authoring experience means subject matter experts – wherever they are – can rapidly create, preview, publish and reuse content. Lead your competitors, delight your customers. Quark Author – Smart Content for Smart Businesses.

Tech Specs


Quark Author Web Edition is a native HTML5 application that runs within any modern desktop computer Web browser that supports HTML5. The benefits are significant for any IT organization when compared to installing and maintaining desktop applications. Every desktop and laptop computer is guaranteed to be running the exact same version of the software, updates can be deployed rapidly and should the organization choose, the authoring environment could be made available instantly to remote and part time users.

Customization and Integration

Standard Web technologies are at the heart of Quark Author Web Edition including configuration through XML-based config files and cascading stylesheets. Quark Author can be customized using JavaScript, CSS, and can be easily integrated with server-side applications using standard HTML and other Web technologies. Customers can choose their server-side processing, including Quark Publishing Platform’s enterprise Java infrastructure.

Quark Author Architecture

Quark Author Architecture

Quark Author Web Edition requires Quark Publishing Platform for deployment. Quark Publishing Platform provides several services to Quark Author including configuration, management of the content components, versioning, workflow, multi-channel previews and integration with other systems within your organization.

Smart Content Schema

The Quark Smart Content Schema is at the heart of Quark Author and can be configured using the RelaxNG Schema language.

Supported Browsers

Web browsers with support for HTML5 include the latest versions of Chrome (Win/Mac), Firefox (Win/Mac), Safari (Mac) and Internet Explorer 9 (Win) and later.

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