publications. The past ten years have seen new habits, new devices, and new distribution channels influencing both. In this guide, I’ll give you tips and concepts to start a professionally-made digital publishing project.
How do you design digital poetry in a way that maintains it’s structure while remaining agile and flexible?
For the past month or so, I have been working on a series of accessibility audits for a number of Canadian publishers on behalf of NNELS. The content was broad and diverse, from children’s picture books and novels, to complex…Continue Reading →
I had an interesting experience today with a MOBI. In a book with lots of images, many were out of place. They were correctly placed in the EPUB edition, but somehow moved around in the conversion to MOBI. Sleuth time….Continue Reading →
It is standard practice in digital publishing to describe images in the ALT text. When the description text is long or needs markup, and extended long description should be used. Until very recently, techniques like aria-describedby were common and recommended….Continue Reading →
The latest version of InDesign CC (version 13.0) has precious little for ebook developers but what was improved is impactful. My personal favourite is classless HTML. One of the most frustrating parts of InDesign is the <div>/<span> soup that it…Continue Reading →
So you’ve made an EPUB from InDesign and it looks reasonably okay. Can you ship? Well, you can do anything you want but I would suggest that there is still some heavy lifting that must be done before you send…Continue Reading →
Have you poured a long, complex Word file with hyperlinked endnotes into InDesign only to find their interactivity disappeared? Or maybe you managed to salvage the link to the endnotes but now you are wondering why there is no backlink…Continue Reading →
#eprdctn hour: XML Workflow Fact-filled hour with discussions of the hows and whys of the XML workflow, including how to get authors and editors on-board, how to edit XML-based InDesign files, MSWord considerations, and more. https://storify.com/KevinBNGO/xml-workflow EPUBCHECK 4 EpubCheck 4…Continue Reading →
Here’s a timely piece by Justin Putney of Ajar Productions (the in5 developer). There’s an exciting demo (scroll down) and a request from Justin for ideas from developers to bring interactivity to InDesign and then to EPUB (there’s a link to a short…Continue Reading →