Quark Software has updated its content automation platform, which advances the platform’s usability and output accessibility, and features a new toolkit focused on accelerating speed to value.

The latest release of the Quark Content Automation Platform includes the Smart Content Toolkit, a set of capabilities designed to help the rapid deployment of content automation and accelerate time to value. The Smart Content Toolkit provides a user interface-driven approach to tasks that previously required code development. This reduces the need for developer skill sets by simplifying content modeling and stylesheet development, which in turn helps increase project velocity, according to Dave White, chief technology officer for Quark

The toolkit includes Smart Content Designer and Smart Content Builder – both minimize the need for complex XML skills. White says this release helps designers apply styles to enterprise publishing templates using the world-class layout power of QuarkXPress. 

This public beta version allows information architects to rapidly build new content types in Quark Publishing Platform. Build new models with a user interface and enjoy the benefits of Smart Content, all without needing to know XML schema syntax.