Booktype page on Sourcefabric
Lorna's write up of the OER Booksprint
Open Video Workbook: a course sprint on an old
Mozilla Webmaker - Mick's ePub series:
Pt 1 - Create epubs from web pages
Pt 2 - Explore and embed a video into an epub
Pt 3 - Remix and reuse epubs with online editors
Workshop at UCL on academic use of Booktype
Mick Chesterman – http://clearerchannel.org
Publish Once Publish everywhere
Print, iPad, Kindle, Web pages, Nook or any
e-reader in minutes.
Customise Fonts, illustrations and tables in
pdf, epub, mobi, odt, html.
Templates designers can use (css)
Remix and reuse books
Make new from old
Mash-up, illustrate, translate, curate and publish.
You control your content
Not tied into licenses, contracts or limiting
Choose how your content is used and
Formless refers to content that has no
inherent visual structure, and for which the
meaning doesn’t change as the words reflow.
Think: paperback novels.
Definite refers to content for which the
structure of the page—the juxtaposition of
elements—is intertwined with the meaning
of the text. Think: textbooks.
Challenges of Formless Content
Pixel perfect manipulation within a strictly
contained space is not possible
This makes book designers uncomfortable
(contrast to web)
Web designers lack good tools for formless
Embrace Epub and Formless Content
Let go of pixel perfect layout & embrace the
flexibility of formless content!
Experiment with Book layout and css
Enjoy collaboration with peers to create
Books in new ways