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Will QuarkXpress 10 Support Web Layouts?

Last post 09-15-2013 4:25 AM by remote. 12 replies.
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  • 08-07-2013 8:45 AM

    Will QuarkXpress 10 Support Web Layouts?


    I recently created a simple website in QuarkXpress that I'm fairly pleased with ( www.lasko-design.com ), but I want to expand on that with a new site I want to develop.

    1. Will QuarkXpress 10 continue to support HTML output/website layouts?
    2. Will QuarkXpress 10 continue to support interactive layouts?

    Thanks.

    --Steve

  • 08-07-2013 4:56 PM In reply to

    • omegaman
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    Re: Will QuarkXpress 10 Support Web Layouts?

    StephenL:


    I recently created a simple website in QuarkXpress that I'm fairly pleased with ( www.lasko-design.com ), but I want to expand on that with a new site I want to develop.

    1. Will QuarkXpress 10 continue to support HTML output/website layouts?
    2. Will QuarkXpress 10 continue to support interactive layouts?

    Thanks.

    --Steve


    Web is mentioned here. http://www.quark.com/en/Products/QuarkXPress/Features/Digital_Publishing.aspx#layout-spaces
    Not sure if there are any new features though.
    27-inch IMAC - Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5 - Memory 16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 - Software OS X 10.8.5 - QuarkXpress 9.5.3.1 and QuarkXpress 10.1
  • 08-08-2013 3:20 PM In reply to

    Re: Will QuarkXpress 10 Support Web Layouts?

    That's good news for building websites with Quark.

    But in the July 24 Planet Quark newsletter, Jay Nelson wrote that QuarkXpress 10 was dropping support for SWF files, Blio and HTML 4. I assume that effectively kills Quark Interactive Designer. I just wonder if one will still be able to create motion graphics with HTML 5 or if interactive projects are now gone for good in QuarkXpress 10.

  • 08-09-2013 1:28 AM In reply to

    Re: Will QuarkXPress 10 Support Web Layouts?

    Hi Stephen,

    I answered this here: http://forums.quark.com/t/33059.aspx, please let me know if you still have questions.

    Regards
    Matthias


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  • 08-09-2013 7:37 AM In reply to

    Re: Will QuarkXPress 10 Support Web Layouts?

    Thank you Matthias, for that clarification.

    Once QuarkXpress 10 is installed, will we still be able to open QuarkXpress 9?

    Can you provide any timetable for HTML 5 web development capability in QuarkXpress 10?

    Thanks... 

  • 08-09-2013 9:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Will QuarkXPress 10 Support Web Layouts?

    Hi Stephen,

    yes, of course, you can continue to use QuarkXPress 9 once you have upgraded and installed QuarkXPress 10. Just don't upgrade to OS X Mavericks, as QuarkXPress 9 probably won't run on Mavericks (not tested).

    About the Web, as written in the other thread, can you tell me about your use case please? As App Studio (with QuarkXPress 9) can already create web apps, is that what you are envisioning to do? Please see here: http://magazine.vacature.com/magazine/reader/#store

    Thanks
    Matthias


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  • 08-09-2013 9:55 AM In reply to

    Re: Will QuarkXPress 10 Support Web Layouts?

    Matthias Guenther (Quark):

    Hi Stephen,

    yes, of course, you can continue to use QuarkXPress 9 once you have upgraded and installed QuarkXPress 10. Just don't upgrade to OS X Mavericks, as QuarkXPress 9 probably won't run on Mavericks (not tested).

    About the Web, as written in the other thread, can you tell me about your use case please? As App Studio (with QuarkXPress 9) can already create web apps, is that what you are envisioning to do? Please see here: http://magazine.vacature.com/magazine/reader/#store

    Thanks
    Matthias

    The ability to create HTML pages as either web "comps" or as an enhanced website wire-frame of sorts has been a great value-add for my small design studio. That's what I like so much about Quark's web feature — even if the current technology has passed it by: it keeps me from having to deal with programming and allows me to focus solely on design.

    The web app you reference is both fascinating and exciting. But it appears to be publication based and I don't know how applicable it is to my current clients' needs. I'm not sure that a web app could be designed to function as a direct replacement for the web feature. Maybe I need to learn more about it...

     

  • 09-05-2013 7:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Will QuarkXPress 10 Support Web Layouts?

    So - the way I read this, Quark 10 is abandoning its web module. So the hundreds of pages I have struggled to create on Quark 6 to 9 will need to be remade from scratch in some other web layout app. Is that what you're saying?
  • 09-05-2013 8:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Will QuarkXPress 10 Support Web Layouts?

     Look into Freeway 6 from Softpress and also Adobe Muse. QuarkXpress has given up on wysiwyg web design. It's a done deal.

     

  • 09-05-2013 11:31 PM In reply to

    • omegaman
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    Re: Will QuarkXPress 10 Support Web Layouts?

    Ian Ridpath:
    So - the way I read this, Quark 10 is abandoning its web module. So the hundreds of pages I have struggled to create on Quark 6 to 9 will need to be remade from scratch in some other web layout app. Is that what you're saying?
    That's the way I read it.
    Try Goldfish 3 Mac and Windows Same license covers both versions - http://www.fishbeam.com/de/goldfish/)
    or
    Freeway Pro (Mac Only - http://www.softpress.com/freeway-pro/) both are great to work with if you know how to use Indesign or QuarkXPress.
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  • 09-06-2013 6:26 AM In reply to

    QuarkXPress 10 abandons Web Layouts

    Thanks, omegaman. I didn't know about Goldfish and will look into it. Basic web design apps, such as Freeway Express and Sandvox, don't have the sort of typographical controls I need, so I had rejected those. On the other hand, I was reluctant to spend the time learning a fully featured program such as Freeway Pro. I already knew how to use XPress so I stuck with it, even though it was clunky. Perhaps Goldfish is the answer. Either way, it's evidently the end for web design in XPress. Pity. It could have been good.
  • 09-10-2013 10:28 AM In reply to

    Re: Will QuarkXPress 10 Support Web Layouts?

    Ian Ridpath:
    So - the way I read this, Quark 10 is abandoning its web module. So the hundreds of pages I have struggled to create on Quark 6 to 9 will need to be remade from scratch in some other web layout app. Is that what you're saying?

    Because Quark 10 does not replace Quark 9 on your computer, you can work with both versions. Just maintain your websites with Quark 9.  Most HTML 4 websites are still very viable.

  • 09-15-2013 4:25 AM In reply to

    Re: QuarkXPress 10 abandons Web Layouts

    Ian Ridpath:
    Either way, it's evidently the end for web design in XPress. Pity. It could have been good.
    No, it could not - certainly not with the limited resources Quark has to throw at it.
    Building for the web has become ever more complex. Flash at it's time was a nice way for print designers to cheat complexity by designing for a sandbox environment (and at the same time ignoring a lot of things that make the web great in the first place: accessibility, cross-device publishing, responsive layouts, URIs).

    Today, that sandbox solution is no longer feasible, as more and more people browse the web on phones or tablets or phablets.



    While most print designers would agree it is a crime to set a text book in photoshop, the same holds true for using Quark (or Indesign) to create a website. The result is a sub-standard product, created in an inefficient sub-standard workflow.

    I live equally in both worlds: the print world where creating fine art exhibition catalogues and stationary print design and the web world, creating websites for galleries, museums etc. Yet, while I should be the perfect candidate for using the web layout feature, I am very happy for Quark do stop catering for it.

    Treat the web with the same respect you have for beautifully crafted books - it involves time, speciality knowledge (also an understanding that the web and the print world have fundamental differences in how you design) and the right set of tools - Quark is not one of them (and never has been).
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