Following BBC Magazines’ decision to dump QuarkXPress and purchase 350 licences for Adobe InDesign, Quark’s UK marketing director said that this is “not a trend”. He added that the imminent release of XPress 6.5 should incorporate some of the features that XPress currently lacks compared with InDesign. The article ends with the comment “empirical evidence suggests, meanwhile, that Adobe is seeing greater take-up of its software in the magazine publishing world than the newspaper publishing sphere.” Some of the principal reasons for this are clear. First, the newspaper market is traditionallly slower to migrate. Second, InDesign does not (yet) have a globally established workflow system.
Good comment about this article in the design weblog.
(From Tim M)