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Quark are idiots & not just "Ricky" in India CS

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jimmy_Pop, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Jimmy_Pop

    Jimmy_Pop Turbo Monkey

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    Speaking of qxd in another thread, meet The new Quark Logo. We've been laughing and shaking heads the last couple dayz at work.

    their exec and agency can't even get their sh!t right.

    my .02, Quark is dying a slow and painfull death. mostly cause they can't-even compare to the power of indd, but this cluster F doesn't help either.



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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Yup, I don't like 'em, but I do use xpress for most of my work.

    As for the logo infringement, screw 'em. Quark should change it and pay the price to do so. I hope SAC doesn't cave into any money or legal pressures cuz their in the right.
     
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    I don't use it, but I really want to see Quark come out with a product that can compete with InDesign
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Plagarism saves time!

    Eventually, I'll make the switch to Indesign, but I don't think Quark can lure anyone back who's made the switch.

    Who remembers Syquest...
     
  5. Jimmy_Pop

    Jimmy_Pop Turbo Monkey

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    shoot, who remembers iOmega, we have a box full of Zip and Jaz drives and thousands of discs upstairs collecting dust. but, yeah, i remember:
    http://www.dpts.co.uk/media/images/media/syquest88.jpg
     
  6. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Who remembers Aldus Pagemaker? :)

    I'm so old, my first computer (Commodore 64) had a cassette tape "hard"drive.
     
  7. DNA

    DNA The human raccoon

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    That sums up my feelings. I am waiting to see what Adobe does with Dreamweaver before I pick up CS. Will they use it to replace GoLive or keep it separate?
     
  8. DVNT

    DVNT Turbo Monkey

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    I jumped on the INDD bandwagon when it first came out. I hated pagemaker and INDD basically copied Quark anyway.

    Any news on what happens to Fireworks? I haven't been keeping up.
    I primarily use PS for print graphics but I like Fireworks for web stuff, just seems faster to me.
     
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    heh - i thought Quark was dead! heh.

    yup, everyone I've worked with lately is on indd.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    And Aldus FreeHand! IMO Freehand still kicks Illustrators azz, but is still the lesser used drawing app.


    :dead:
     
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    The one thing that indd was missing for a lot of magazines was a useful file management system like qps. K4's got that covered now, and all the titles at my company are making the switch. K4 still needs some work, but it is a lot better than qps was, much less buggy. I like indeisgn, but I had to get a lobotomy to remove all the quark shortcuts and quick keys that had been burned forever into my brain.
     
  13. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Oh jesus! What a ghey generic looking logo. If it aint broke dont fix it. As for ricky... Just level with them next time you call, say something like, "come on, I know your name isnt ricky. Whats your real name". They will either be cool and tell you their name is Ahmed (or whatever), tell you they are not allowed to disclose personal information, or totally lie and stick with Ricky. Those guys are among my favorite people on earth to mess with over the phone.

    Worse than all this crap though is those LONG registration codes tha they have now-a-days. Takes 10 min just to type it in, give me a break.
     
  14. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    I use freehand (have since 1995) and am sad about the merger because I know FH will bite the dust.

    NOTE: I still have a syquest drive in my cabinet.

    Who remember Scitex Separated image files?
    I had lots of Scitex on my Syquest :D
     
  15. DNA

    DNA The human raccoon

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    Oh yeah? Well I still use Canvas. Can you say "miniscule market share?"
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    I am going to have to get said brain surgery If I ever make the switch. 10 Years of quark every day for 9 hours makes a bit of an impression on those relays that connect your fingers to your brain.
     
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    more examples to support the reason for this thread
     

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