Tune In To Quark Sweepstakes

Tune In To Quark Sweepstakes

2005
Apr
22

Answer a Quark market survey for a chance to win an iPod Mini. ‘Tis (apparently) the season of competitions, sweepstakes, and giving away cool stuff. Quark is asking for the opportunity to send you (U.S. and Canadian residents) marketing material. In return, your name will be entered in a sweepstakes to win one of 100 [...]

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Answer a Quark market survey for a chance to win an iPod Mini.

‘Tis (apparently) the season of competitions, sweepstakes, and giving away cool stuff. Quark is asking for the opportunity to send you (U.S. and Canadian residents) marketing material. In return, your name will be entered in a sweepstakes to win one of 100 iPod Minis (worth approximately US$199 each). Entries will be accepted through 31 July, with winners to be announced around 15 August.

So, tune in, turn on, or drop out at www.QuarkSweeps.com.

Who knows? You might end up receiving the next round of postcards

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6 Responses Discussing “Tune In To Quark Sweepstakes”
  1. Yupp! They should help their friend(APPLE) sell some iPods. Ofcourse Quark doesnt need to distribute iPods for their advertisement, bcuase 7.0 is going to be a big bang.Start of a new era.Competition wud b completely erased.

    #1
    25 Apr 2005
    00:39 PT
  2. I hear a lot of heat about XPress 7.0 and buzz about New Worldbreaking Features In The Offing, but I see very little actual light.

    While I am very fond of InDesign (the whole CS) I still have and maintain a personal Quark seat. It’s version 6.5. It has much to commend it and is a needed update from 6.1 (adding QuarkVista and PSD Import, which I highly approve of) .

    >From what I’ve seen of CS2, with things like the Bridge and LiveTrace in Illustrator (astounding), if Adobe isn’t innovating it’s at least evloving, and evolving, and in the right direction. And we know what they’re coming out with-they’ve brought it, publicly (there are very illuminating articles elsewhere on this site).

    My cranky (and somewhat snotty) take on the pro-Quark comments I have seen is…oh, yeah? What I’ve seen amounts to “Quark works better for me” (and why shouldn’t it? We all work best with the tools we like, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but that’s not a reason not to check out CS) and “Quark 7.0 is gonna hit it out of the ballpark and take it all to a new level”, with nothing to back it up.

    That last one really is starting to irritate me (I’m still in my cranky state, please bear with me). It’s all well and good to say that XPress 7.0 is going to blow Adobe’s doors off, but is it too much to ask to have this talk walk itself? Me, and this is entirely personal, I’m craving screenshots at least, because I’m firmly of the opinion that one of XPress’s biggest stumbling blocks is the interface, which hasn’t changed remarkably in the last 10 or so years.

    Remember, it’s look and feel. XPress looks great in Aqua, but it feels like XPress 4. (or maybe even 3, I’ve never used that one). I’ve used Adobe InDesign since 2.0, and they refine and polish the interface every time out.

    Moreover, though I’m decidedly in love with QuarkVista, it’s still a little flawed. I have a 2-brain G4, which still rarely breaks a sweat even two years on, and QuarkVista will bring XPress to its knees, dispaying the beachball for sometimes 15 seconds or more when processing effects and filters. Is QuarkVista finished-or a work in progress?

    Going forward, I may have ample opportunity to use XPress but as I get more and more conversant with InDesign I need compelling reasons to consider using XPress. Certainly I have contributed to this site and have put my pro-InDesign cards on the table, at least I hope, but I’m still XPress-friendly. Regardless of my contribution to this site, I am a paid, registered XPress user, paid for with My Own Good Money. So far, though, I can’t recall hearing anything except “XPress 7.0 will rule”.

    How? Why?

    Is it too much to ask to put some meat on dem bones?

    #2
    26 Apr 2005
    03:28 PT
  3. Well said samuel!!!, even i am a strong supporter of XPress, I have been eagerly waiting for 7.0.I had a preview of XPress 7.0 & man u r right it do have some wonderfull features which can change the way publishing industry works.After 7.0 there will be no competion, XPress will rule.

    #3
    30 Apr 2005
    20:22 PT
  4. Followup to Janes Mann:

    Please excuse the impertinence but your reply to my posting is exactly the sort of commentary I was criticizing. To be perhaps a little blunt (no offense intended) it’s as though you’re responding to some other post, perhaps made by someone else.

    An example from your reply:

    have been eagerly waiting for 7.0.I had a preview of XPress 7.0 & man u r right it do have some wonderfull features which can change the way publishing industry works

    You had a preview? Lucky you. You haven’t mentioned whether or not you’re bound by an NDA so maybe you can fill in the detals of what you saw. Actually, I opined not at all on the merits of whatever new features V7 has-aside from the article in this month’s X-Ray Magazine, which has some glimpses of the direction the interface is going in (glimpses only-tantalizing, but still) and the OpenType support which *has* been announced, I know nothing about V7.

    What I did comment on was QuarkVista (which I very much like despite a certain flaw) and PSD Import (which Adobe has trumped in CS2 but is worthwhile for Quark nonetheless and needful).

    But those two are V6.5 features, not V7.

    I’m eager to see more about V7 because, even though I am pro-InDesign, my first was XPress and you always remember your first. I also just like using XPress.

    Returning to your comment, the statement that V7 has “some wonderfull features which can change the way publishing industry works” just leaves me scratching my head. Given that, according to buzz, the majority of the installed prepress workflows still address Quark, that doesn’t actually sound like a very good thing for Quark to go and do. I don’t know about whether or not the publishing industry needs redefinition; it was there before I came along and will be there long after I am but a concept myself.

    If Quark redefined the publishing industry, wouldn’t that make a new and more level playing field that Quark would just have to stake out all over again? Anyway, from my point of view, it’s not so much about redefining the publishing industry but putting a tool at my disposal that lets me concentrate on creating and not making my files tasty for the printer.

    The last remark, “After 7.0 there will be no competion, XPress will rule.” I find a bit confounding. Quark already has, and look where it is now; playing catch-up to Adobe. Such is the magic of a competition-free playing field.

    Why, again, will Quark rule?

    Like I said, meat on dem bones. I don’t think it’s too much to ask. I can respect your view as a Quark fan, but if you’re going to tout the same line throughout your posts, I don’t think it’s entirely impolitic of me to ask you to provide needed illumination.

    #4
    01 May 2005
    19:54 PT
  5. i really don’t think i could use this program myself, but i’m not really truly sure what it does.

    #5
    31 Aug 2005
    17:25 PT
  6. Quark has been around for as long as they have because of the high quality that goes into every Quark product. I know I will never use every Quark product, but i will have no worry when it comes to using the Quark products that I need. I just wish other companies products were as good as Quark. Look at it this way, with your high standards, it gives everyone else something to shot for. I tried the rest now I am using the best.

    #6
    30 Mar 2006
    14:49 PT

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