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Unfolding the @page

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.

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

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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.

Color Fonts

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.