EPUB 3 Best Practices

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Feb 15, 2013 - Computers - 345 pages
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The new EPUB 3 specification from the IDPF incorporates a wide range of technologies and functionality that are set to revolutionize electronic publishing. The format is poised to make the static two-dimensional page a thing of the past, introducing the world to new rich multimedia reading experiences and scripted interactivity. But a specification that offers so much can be a daunting thing to learn.

EPUB 3 Best Practices steps in to help fill the knowledge void. Authored by people involved in the development of the specification, and with extensive experience in electronic publishing, this guide will provide you with a solid foundation on which to begin developing your own EPUBs. Topics covered include:

* A comprehensive survey of accessible production features and best practices * A walkthrough of the new global language support features * An introduction to the new multimedia elements and how to use them to embed content * A guide to best practices for authoring of interactive elements and scripting * A review of publication and distribution metadata * Techniques for fixed and adaptive layouts

EPUB 3 Best Practices is a must-read for anyone looking to unleash the potential of the new format.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Package Document and Metadata
1
Chapter 2 Navigation
25
Chapter 3 Content Documents
53
Chapter 4 Font Embedding and Licensing
117
Chapter 5 Multimedia
141
Chapter 6 Media Overlays
173
Chapter 7 Interactivity
191
Chapter 8 Global Language Support
205
Chapter 9 Accessibility
229
Chapter 10 TexttoSpeech TTS
285
Chapter 11 Validation
303
About the Authors
331
Index
333
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Matt Garrish lives and works in Toronto where he does what he can to help bridge the print divide that sadly still keeps much of the world's literature and information from being available to everyone. He's worked closely with CNIB and the DAISY Consortium in their efforts to make the world a more accessible place - including editing the Z39.86 Authoring and Interchange specification - and drew on his years of experience ripping the guts out of EPUBs to make braille when invited to work as the editor of the EPUB3 revision. He is the author of "What is EPUB3'."

Markus Gylling has worked in the field of information accessibility since the late nineties. As CTO of the DAISY Consortium, he has been engaged in the development of specifications, tools and educational efforts for inclusive publishing on a global scale. Markus is the chair of the EPUB 3 Working Group, and during 2011 he lead the development of the EPUB 3 specification. Since October 2011, he serves as CTO of the IDPF alongside his job with the DAISY Consortium. Markus lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

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