Denver, Colo. – Quark announced details about QuarkXPress 2019, the next major release of Quark’s graphic design and page layout software for creative professionals. Available early this summer, QuarkXPress 2019 introduces groundbreaking Flex Layouts for web design, reimagined Tables and new productivity-boosting features, making it the most flexible software for print and digital design.
Chris Hickey, Chief Executive Officer for Quark Software Inc. said, “With QuarkXPress 2019, Quark continues to remove the boundaries between print and digital design. Whether it be interactive iPad apps, web publications, eBooks, professional print and now responsive web pages, designers can seamlessly transition their skills, content and design for multi-channel publishing, all within one, unified toolset.”
New Features in QuarkXPress 2019:
Professional Image Export
Complete PDF Accessibility Support
Performance Boost for Mac and Windows
9-Point Reference Grid
Auto Growing Text Boxes
Enhanced Paragraph Formatting
Directional Spine Alignment
Easy Access to Merge Shapes
Enhanced Border Formatting Control
Enhanced Retina Support
QuarkXPress 2019 Introduces Flex Layouts
QuarkXPress 2019 introduces Flex Layouts, a first in digital publishing for graphic designers. Flex Layouts is a new layout space that lets designers create truly responsive HTML5 web pages in a WYSIWYG environment. Flex Layouts do not require any HTML or CSS coding skills, which means graphic designers can start creating banner ads, landing pages, microsites and more.
Modern Web Design: Transform print designs into modern web pages with Flex Layouts that enable users to deliver responsive web design without coding. Bring layouts to life with native HTML5 and CSS3 effects including drop shadows, gradients, vector shapes, video and a wealth of interactive elements.
Truly Responsive Experiences: The HTML output from the Flex Layout space is responsive to any device aspect ratio, including desktop, tablet and mobile phone screens. Designers can add any interactive element QuarkXPress supports, apply a parallax effect on background images, and test responsiveness without ever leaving QuarkXPress.
Graphic Designers Become Web Designers: The responsive HTML5 output from Flex Layouts complies with emerging web standards, which means graphic designers can create native, app-like experiences for the web directly in QuarkXPress. Once a Flex Layout is complete, designers can export and upload the code to a web hosting service – or – use Flex Layouts as your prototyping tool and share the code with your web team.
Tables are a powerful tool for simplifying the presentation of complex information. However, it can be time consuming for designers to create and update tabular content. In QuarkXPress 2019, Quark completely reimagined tables introducing its new table object that combines creative freedom with time-saving automation.
A Powerful New Table Model: The new table model in QuarkXPress introduces new styling rules for table, row, column and cell level formatting along with text styling rules. Designers can apply table styles to any table regardless of whether they are created directly in QuarkXPress or auto-imported a table from Excel. What’s more, if changes are made to the source Excel table, the data is updated in QuarkXPress without impacting the table design.
Easy Access to Table Styles: All table styling can be done in QuarkXPress through a new and intuitive user interface. Designers can access table styles from the measurement palette, which offers much finer control over formatting tables at the cell level, plus unlimited opportunity to format borders and add shading.
Save Time, Boost Productivity: QuarkXPress includes predefined table styles, which have all of the formatting options preset or you can build your own. When importing tables from Excel, you can even automatically create a table style as part of the import process.
Learn more about all the new features in QuarkXPress 2019.
Guarantee Your Copy of QuarkXPress 2019
QuarkXPress 2019 will be available early this summer and designers can secure their license now with QuarkXPress Advantage. QuarkXPress Advantage is the new way to upgrade that offers members ongoing updates to QuarkXPress, unlimited tech support, exclusive offers and more.
For QuarkXPress users who aren’t already on QuarkXPress 2018, buying QuarkXPress Advantage gives them QuarkXPress 2018 now and QuarkXPress 2019 when it’s available. Equally, designers who already work in QuarkXPress 2018 can purchase a QuarkXPress Advantage plan to get 2019 and will receive early access to the new software. All new purchases of QuarkXPress 2018 also include 12 months access to QuarkXPress Advantage, which includes upgrades to QuarkXPress 2019.
Learn more about QuarkXPress Advantage or purchase QuarkXPress Advantage through the Quark eStore, an authorized reseller or the Quark sales team.