Let’s say you need to make a poster and you need to give to the client the possibility to change a few things on this poster, like the date, or even the title. HTML can be the right way to go: it works in all browsers, it does not need any particular applications to be installed, fonts and colours are already set up by a professional designer, and the pdf will be ready for print without any problems.
Unfolding the @page
Making books with HTML + CSS — a look at Vivliostyle (Part 1 – page layouts)
A Bag Full of Stories
As we wander the internet, gathering images, videos and text to make stories, how do we carry them back to camp, how do we share them with our community?
2017 conferences of interest – a growing list
This list of relevant events will be updated as events come to hand.
Please send announcements of relevant events to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Proposals – ebookcraft2017, Toronto, Canada 22-23 March
Playing with letters
… and then came CSS3 and the possibility of telling stories using different forms of letters.
Books In Browsers VII and An Event Apart (Oct-Nov 2016)
31 October – 2 November 2016, San Francisco
An Event Apart – three days of design, code and content includes three events of special interest to Paged Media followers:
What books can learn from the Web / What the Web can learn from books
Yet despite the overwhelming flow of information on the Web, there is still something about a book that holds a special weight and importance. I don’t think this is just nostalgia, either.
The visual impact of text — whether it is carved in stone, printed on paper, displayed on screen, or comprises an ebook – can be influenced by a number of factors. Color is one of those. Sometimes, those colors are made from light, sometimes, from the craftsmanship of a painter.
Drop Cap : A smallest history of the drop cap
Once upon a time, there was a letter at the start of the first paragraph of a text. It was bigger than the other letters, and, sometimes, it had different colors from the black of the text. It could even hide some symbol or some illustrations and was a way to introduce the reader to the text that followed. At that time, books were hidden in the darkest rooms of religious places or castles, and the only light available to help readers when the sun was down was a candle and its dancing flame.
Latest commentshey Eric, Weasyprint is pretty interesting and we are hoping to get some posts about it. Would you be interested in writing something?
CaSSius: heavyweight typesetting with lightweight technology2016-10-07 06:05:33 adam hyde
In 1998, I did this with Framemaker. Fun times. More recently, I've done this with the python package xhtml2pdf, whose github repo now says "Use Weasyprint" which appears to have a lot of the functionality you're hoping for. http://weasyprint.org/ You have to do JATS->HTML for web; makes sense to use the same toolchain for print.
CaSSius: heavyweight typesetting with lightweight technology2016-10-03 14:28:15 Eric Hellman
You’re right Dave, thanks for this insight! What’s also interesting is to see how the CSS working group chose to go along the Adobe road to describe the drop cap. For now the attribute is not really supported, but let’s keep an eye on this. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/initial-letter And, while looking at it W3C also thought of the alignment of those drop cap. Maybe we can start to think about hanging punctuation. https://drafts.csswg.org/css-inline/#aligning-initial-letter
Drop Cap : A smallest history of the drop cap2016-09-22 17:49:09 Julian Taquet
Note the CSS Working Group now has a proposal for declarative drop caps: https://drafts.csswg.org/css-inline/#initial-letter-styling This has already been shipped by Apple (with a -webkit- prefix). It's currently being implemented in Firefox.