December is here. The time to look at where we’re at with paged.js, what we managed to do, and have a look at what the community has been building.
Author: Julien TaquetFrom posters to interfaces, I’ve been designing user experiences for a decade, with a soft spot for books. If computers and networks are strongly asking “what is a book today?” I’d like to push the thinking further. And since I always like to do things in a different way, let’s turn off InDesign for a while and see where –and if– we’ll be stopped in the making of books.
PagedMedia & PrePostPrint Workshop
Regristrations for the workshops are now closed.
PagedMedia & PrePostPrint is a series of workshops happening in the last three days of November 2018. Included here is a small overview of what we’re going to talk about and the form to register.
Paged.js – sneak peeks
Six months ago, Fred Chasen and Julie Blanc started to work on a library to paginate content in the browser. Today, that tool has a name, and even if it’s not bulletproof yet, I wanted to show an example of what we can do with it. And the best part is that it’s only the beginning.
Designing book covers in the browser
If we can make books in browsers, we can also make cover too in the browser too, right?
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.
Playing with letters
… and then came CSS3 and the possibility of telling stories using different forms of letters.
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.