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w h a tt e x t s t y l e sc o u l d l e a r nf r o m c s s( a f e a t u r e r e q u e s t )l g m 2 0 1 3 m a d r i d
3 assumptions
assumption #1many graphic designersknow the basics of css.
assumption #2in the future, mostgraphic designers willknow some css.
assumption #390% of text style featureswe use also exist in css.
feature request
provide a "code view"in the styles GUI.
• does define "underline"• does not define size• does not define typeface
is inheritedfrom defaultstyle(but how canwe know?)
let’s defineanother font
indeed, the FONT is defined.
but how canwe undefineit?there’s noGUI for that.
a proposal
#1: we can seewhat’s defined
#2: we canundefine!
maybe also:bring the style syntaxcloser to CSS.
we’re doing some CSSconversion anyway:• HTML import / export• EPUB export
thanx ;)
What text styles could learn from CSS
What text styles could learn from CSS
What text styles could learn from CSS
What text styles could learn from CSS
What text styles could learn from CSS
What text styles could learn from CSS
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What text styles could learn from CSS

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A lightning talk, given at Libre Graphics Meeting 2013 in Madrid.

My favorite feature request for Desktop Publishing (DTP) software makers: bring your style definitions on par with CSS, and let us edit the style rules **in the code**, if we want to.

Nowadays, we designers know CSS. We want that flexibility for our text style definitions!

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What text styles could learn from CSS

  1. 1. w h a tt e x t s t y l e sc o u l d l e a r nf r o m c s s( a f e a t u r e r e q u e s t )l g m 2 0 1 3 m a d r i d
  2. 2. 3 assumptions
  3. 3. assumption #1many graphic designersknow the basics of css.
  4. 4. assumption #2in the future, mostgraphic designers willknow some css.
  5. 5. assumption #390% of text style featureswe use also exist in css.
  6. 6. feature request
  7. 7. provide a "code view"in the styles GUI.
  8. 8. • does define "underline"• does not define size• does not define typeface
  9. 9. is inheritedfrom defaultstyle(but how canwe know?)
  10. 10. let’s defineanother font
  11. 11. indeed, the FONT is defined.
  12. 12. but how canwe undefineit?there’s noGUI for that.
  13. 13. a proposal
  14. 14. #1: we can seewhat’s defined
  15. 15. #2: we canundefine!
  16. 16. maybe also:bring the style syntaxcloser to CSS.
  17. 17. we’re doing some CSSconversion anyway:• HTML import / export• EPUB export
  18. 18. thanx ;)

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