Paged Media approaches (Part 1 of 2)

Designing a book or a print-ready PDF  requires that you think by pages. This is the major difference between formatting for the web and for PDF/Print. In a browser, we are able to implement a fixed height block with overflowing/scrollable content or automatic height block based on content. But for print/PDF, we need to be able to create pages of HTML content i.e. we need to be able to fractionate the content.

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Book production with CSS Paged Media at Fire and Lion

Multiformat thinking is hard. The whole point of our digital-first approach is to store content only once, and produce multiple formats automatically. This puts tremendous pressure on project managers, developers, authors, editors, designers and proofreaders to think in multiple formats at once.

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Towards an Open Future for Automated Typsetting—Highlights from Paged Media Event, January 9th 2018

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Agenda for January meeting of Paged Media initiative

Meeting to be held at MIT Press (Cambridge, MA) on 9 January 2018

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Paged Media Open Source initiative

PagedMedia.org is launching a new community-led development at MIT Press (Cambridge, MA) on January 9, 2018. The project will develop a suite of Javascripts to paginate HTML/CSS in the browser, and to apply PagedMedia controls to paginated content for the purposes of exporting print-ready, or display-friendly, PDF from the browser.  This will be an Open Source initiative, appropriately licensed with the MIT license.

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Vivliostyle CSS for books

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Smashing conferences coming in 2018

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ebookcraft 2018 call for proposals (Toronto, March 2018)

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Designing book covers in the browser

If we can make books in browsers, we can also make cover too in the browser too, right?

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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.

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