Quark VS began as a category on Pariah S. Burke’s personal blog, I Am There it became an often cited and popular resource for news and opinion regarding QuarkXPress and InDesign, earning in 2003 the number one and two Google rankings for the phrase “Quark sucks,” a mantra among QuarkXPress users. Quark VS continues to hold that distinctive ranking today.
In January 2005 Quark VS officially emerged independent of I Am to become a blog-style news site of its own. In September 2006, the blog-style of information presentation was cast off to enable greater publishing and presentation flexibility, and to enable readers to more easily locate specific content.
Quark VS was designed entirely in Adobe Illustrator CS2, with all valid and accessible XHTML, PHP, and CSS code written by hand in TopStyle Pro (Windows) and TextWrangler (Mac).
Monotype’s Georgia and Arial serve as the primary copy typefaces of the site due to their onscreen legibility and readability. Certain graphical elements are set in Adobe’s Myriad Pro family and Blackoak. Quark VS uses exclusively OpenType fonts in its design.
Quark VS is powered by Pariah S. Burke’s Workflow:WebPublish™ Content Management System running atop a highly modified base of WordPress, an open source blog application.
Design, graphics, and code by: Pariah S. Burke