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QuarkImmediatm_1.0_Installer.sit (86.21 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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QuarkImmediatm_1.01_Updater.sit (511.19 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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QuarkImmediatm_1.0.img_.sit (64.75 MB)
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QuarkImmediatm_Clip_Media.sit (375.26 MB)
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Guides on emulating older applications

Those who enjoy the nuts and bolts of putting together multimedia presentations are not necessarily the same people who can turn out a well-designed product. A look at most companies' sales presentations reveals that much of what passes for multimedia is, well, butt-ugly.

Perhaps it's simply because many designers are put off by having to learn HTML, scripting languages, or the filmic metaphor of multimedia authoring programs like Director. Quark Inc. thinks so and hopes to capitalize on that reluctance with its new Immedia application, which adds intuitive and easy-to-use multimedia authoring tools to its XPress page-layout program.

Immedia presentations can contain anything that an XPress page can plus animations, video, transition effects, sound, and hypertext. Programming in Immedia is a point, click, and drag affair, accessed through the floating QuarkImmedia palette: simply define elements within the XPress layout as objects, then assign events to those objects. For instance, a picture on a page becomes an object that, when clicked on, takes the viewer to another page, plays a movie or sound, or pops up a text box. Complex actions are programmed using a scripting metaphor in which a series of events are linked together ­ but there is no true scripting language to learn.

Intriguingly, Immedia promises to deliver content over the Internet without the design restrictions of HTML. To view an Immedia site, download the free Immedia Viewer (now available only for Macintosh) from the Quark homepage or any Immedia-designed site with a Viewer. Access Immedia content by entering the URL directly into the viewer. Unlike HTML Web browsers, the Immedia viewer has no interface, so when the site loads, all the user sees is the Immedia presentation itself just as if it were a CD-ROM, but at those lightning-fast online speeds.

While it's not likely that the release of Immedia will lead print designers to rise up en masse to claim the Web in the name of 37-point Caslon Open Face, it will at least make it easier for them to branch out into interactive media.

   - excerpt from Wired October 1996.

Billed as a competitor to both Macromedia Director 5 and Adobe Acrobat 3, QuarkImmedia was a QuarkXpress 3.32 add-on intended to help bring desktop publishing into the multimedia age ushered in by The 7th Guest and Myst.

It uses a drag and drop palette-based approach to multimedia scripting, as the Quark-acquired mFactory mTropolis did before it.

Regrettably, this product arrived in late 1996, just when Flash was getting started, the multimedia boom had peaked, and the dot-com boom was straight ahead.

It received a few minor updates, followed by a 1.5 update on CD-ROM in 1999, and was promptly forgotten soon after.

Architecture: 68k PPC


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by Duality - 2018, December 2 - 3:14am

Still playing around with this. I've never been a Quark user before, so there's much that is new to me. I'll try and fill out more of the details of this entry as I discover them.