Laura Brady January 31, 2018 accessibility, Audio/Video, EPUB3, fixed layout, FXL, guest posts, HTML5, iBooks, InDesign, kf8, Readium 8 Comments
This is a guest interview with Ken Jones of Circular Software. You can contact Ken on twitter @CircularKen on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/kenjones or through the website circularsoftware.com. Some people really dislike fixed-layout ebooks, how do you defend them? I usually start off by agreeing with…Continue Reading →
Kevin Callahan October 9, 2015 #eprdctn Hour, Adobe, Animation, Apple, EPUB3, Hardware, iBooks, iBooks Author, Interactivity, link-roundup, Nook, SECRETS, Tools Comments Off on It’s the weekend! Links!
#eprdctn hour: An open roundtable https://storify.com/LauraB7/eprdctn-roundtable There was no set topic this week, so almost anything and everything about ebooks was discussed. Harry Potter: Another edition Pottermore has released new, iBooks-Author created versions of the series (available only on iBooks,…Continue Reading →
Kevin Callahan October 2, 2015 CSS, ePUB3, EPUB3, HTML, iBooks, kf8, Kindle, link-roundup, Media Query, SECRETS, Sigil, Tools 1 Comment
#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 →
Colleen Cunningham (@BookDesignGirl) has done a lot (I mean a lot!) of R&D on semantic markup. Here’s the Storify session from today. Make sure you examine her examples closely. And, if you’re not clear on the meaning of semantics, Colleen…Continue Reading →
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 →
Prior to OS X Yosemite, Apple had a standalone app called Book Proofer that EPUB producers could use to test EPUB files on iOS Devices. Since Yosemite, however, the Book Proofer app has had issues syncing with iOS. Today with…Continue Reading →
Apple’s iOS 8 operating system was released a few weeks ago, and with it comes improvements to iBooks. Here’s a quick rundown of some enhancements to keep in mind with the new app.
At WWDC this week, Apple announced a new programming language called Swift. To coincide with its release, they included an iBooks title that documents the language. The opening page looks like this: Of course, many ebook clients want to know…Continue Reading →
It seems hard to believe, but sometimes I still come across ereader bugs that just make me really scratch my head. Here’s just one of them. Applying a width of 100% to the <body> element is a very common CSS…Continue Reading →