Quark Interactive Designer Announced
Things just got very interesting in the world of page layout.
Quark Inc. today announced Quark Interactive Designer. From the press release.
Quark Interactive Designer is an optional module for QuarkXPress 7 that extends the capabilities of QuarkXPress to allow designers to include motion, sound, and interactivity in their designs and to output SWF (Flash®) files. This software combines the precision of the QuarkXPress 7 design tools with the power and flexibility of the SWF (Flash) format for the creation of projects with rich design and robust interactivity.
I’m going to be reviewing the product for CreativePro.com, but on first glance, this is a very good move on the part of Quark Inc. Given the modest photo-editing capabilities, html layout options, PDF output, and now SWF (Flash) output for interactive pages with sound and multimedia content, it looks like QuarkXPress has just gotten itself a little “suite-er.”