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This is an overview of my Web Directions South 2010 experience. I focused on changes to books due to digital initiatives.

This is an overview of my Web Directions South 2010 experience. I focused on changes to books due to digital initiatives.

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  • 1. Web directions south 2010
    Bobby Graham, Director Publishing
    Department of Parliamentary Services
    October 2010
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  • 3. Conference tracks
    jQuery <3s designers
    HTML5 for audio and video
    Big picture
    How digital affects books and publishing
    RDFa everyone
  • 4. “the creative's need for triage, the crucial role of incremental design improvements, and the importance of getting back to the hand and keeping things simple.”
    Simon Pascal Klein
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  • 10. “I'm a writer, (book) designer, publisher and developer (in whatever order makes sense for that day). As of 2011 I'm working with Flipboard to make real many of the things I think and write about here.
    Craig Mod
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  • 16. I'm an editor, publisher, writer, consultant, producer, programmer, designer and cook. Sometimes.
    James Bridle
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  • 19. The Iraq War: A Wikipedia historiography
    “This particular book—or rather, set of books—is every edit made to a single Wikipedia article, ‘The Iraq War’, during the five years between the article’s inception in December 2004 and November 2009, a total of 12,000 changes and almost 7,000 pages.”
  • 20. “It amounts to twelve volumes: the size of a single old-style encyclopaedia. It contains arguments over numbers, differences of opinion on relevance and political standpoints, and frequent moments when someone erases the whole thing and just writes ‘Saddam Hussein was a dickhead’.”
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  • 23. graphic & web designer, rampant typophile and UI aficionado
    Simon Pascal Klein
  • 24. “Setting type all pretty”
    limiting your palette of type families
    using a combination of families, styles, and weights
    using tracking and small caps for acronyms and tabular data
    sizing type in relative terms — in ems or percentages — and sticking it to a scale
    being careful when mixing different typefaces
    using the proper glyphs, e.g. proper punctuation
    playing with alternate styles for ampersands
    marking paragraphs
    setting and sizing horizontal flow via measures (line lengths)
    setting and sizing vertical flow via leading (line heights)
    playing with hanging punctuation
    treating text as part of the UI
    and setting it all in and/or around a good and organised grid
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  • 27. I’m a Canberra based Web designer and developer
    at the National Library of Australia and have been working on the web in cultural institutions since 1999.
    Paul Hagon
  • 28. Enriching large data sets
    Resource Description Framework attributes (RDFa) add
    attribute level extensions to XHTML for embedding rich metadata within web documents.
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  • 33. Flipboard for iPad
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  • 35. What’s the message?
    Books are not dead; just different.
  • 36. Questions?
    Bobby Graham
    Director Publishing
    Parliamentary Library
    t: +61 2 6277 8190
    e: bobby.graham@aph.gov.au
    m: +61418271747e: graham.bobby@gmail.coml: http://au.linkedin.com/in/bobby01t: http://twitter.com/LibertyBasilf: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/slobodanka.grahamf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/libertylittlebasil/b: http://bobbygraham.posterous.com/