Earlier this week, @snew_pleop asked the #eprdctn thread why fonts were not appearing as expected in iBooks. I wrote back, suggesting he check that the following is in the content.opf: <meta property=”ibooks:specified-fonts”>true</meta> I also mentioned that InDesign doesn’t write that line into…Continue Reading →
In part 1 of this series we looked at the benefits of putting books on the web. In part 2 we discussed some of the things that still need improvement for books to thrive on the web. In this final…Continue Reading →
I’ll be speaking at both ebookcraft and Tech Forum in Toronto this year. My talk for ebookcraft is tentatively titled ‘Stone, bronze, iron, ink, silicon (or “I’m the laziest developer out there”).’ I’m going to discuss the general movement of software…Continue Reading →
If you’ve been playing around with InDesign’s FXL export, you know it allows for a huge amount of interactivity with almost no hand coding. There’s just one thing they missed in the export option. When you tap on an element…Continue Reading →
I worked on a large conversion project recently, creating EPUB files out of almost 200 RTF files. I needed to move them out very quickly so I invested a little time in figure out the most efficient means to a…Continue Reading →
When faced with ridiculous deadlines and last-minute, messy copy from editors, designers may resort to bad InDesign habits. Here are some basic InDesign best practices that are especially important to follow when the file will be exported to epub. While there…Continue Reading →
One of my favorite tricks to testing files across a lot of devices is using Dropbox, a common app that syncs files across multiple devices and computers. Today starts a little series on using Dropbox to make file testing less painful….Continue Reading →
Today, Adobe releases a significant update to InDesign. One of the new features is a fixed-layout EPUB export option. This much anticipated feature is set to have a big impact on this ebook niche market.
Last week eBook Architects launched the Beta version of their new QA application FlightDeck. Joshua Tallent from eBook Architects was nice enough to give me a rundown of the application and what’s in store for its future.
InDesign’s Export to EPUB features are a huge step toward generating EPUB files without needing to hand write all of your code. Its ability to generate a CSS stylesheet from your InDesign styles is one of the major advantages, but…Continue Reading →