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The play’s the thing

Marking up a Shakespeare play

An assignment for my students will be to create an eBook from a Shakespeare play. I thought I should go through some options of how a play could be marked-up with HTML5 and styled with CSS.

The texts of all of Shakespeare's plays are in the public domain and available from the Project Gutenberg web site as well as some other locations. The quality of these texts is variable.

I have tried various ways to use appropriate HTML, and it was not my intention to reproduce anything like the the First Folio that you see here, but rather make it clear which character is speaking which lines.

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Posted on 18 Jul 2012 around 11am • Tagged with: eBooks | Typography | Permanent link to this article

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Flowable eBooks: My book on Typography in progress

Been very busy getting 11 chapters for eBook Typography. Now decided to make this subtitled  For Flowable, since there is such a great difference between flowable and fixed-layout.

The book started out as a sandbox to try out various techniques, but I have now decided to publish. Target publication date: September August 2012.

Posted on 17 Jun 2012 around 9pm • Tagged with: eBooks | iPad | Typography | Permanent link to this article

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My ‘Creating eBooks’ seminar at the London Book Fair 2012

The Pleasure and the Pain

Seems like the presentation I gave at the London Book Fair was very popular! Well, the turn out was very good, with people unable to get in for lack of seats. So, here then I post up my presentation slides in PDF), in case anyone missed it.

This talk was given as one of the seminars organised by the Publishing Training Centre, where I run the Creating eBooks 2-day course.

And here is the vidcast of the same.

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Posted on 18 Apr 2012 around 10am • Tagged with: Talks | Permanent link to this article

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