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?
Tag: books in browsers
A Bag Full of Stories
Our vision for books in browsers
Books are sacred. Think of how we react to book burnings. Think how hard it is to throw a book away. We build temples for them – there’s a library in almost every town. Many of us have more books in our houses than any other object, besides Lego. They might be the most spectacularly successful technology of all time.
A book’s contents might be great art. The book itself might be great art, too. A book may take years or decades to create—perhaps the work of dozens or hundreds of people beyond the author. It can be a monument you can hold in your hand.
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.