[scribus] LGM 2013 Lightning Talk Slides
gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Apr 24 02:16:15 UTC 2013
On 04/23/2013 09:30 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 1:08 AM, Louis Desjardins wrote:
>> It’s well worth digging. ePubs are inescapable. It might be that in fact we
>> start with the ePub and finish with the print. The conversion sheme would
>> be from CSS to Stylesheets.
>> I am curious to hear others about that!
> Create the next Scribus's file format as a superset of HTML5, CSS and SVG?
> Manuel is absolutely right about huge overlap between features of SLA
> and CSS. And fixed layout in CSS is not such a big deal, see e.g.
It's going to be important for Scribus to stick to its areas of
strength. We can expect a continuing onslaught of ePub-making programs
which promise export to PDF, in a sense risking a marginalization or
trivialization of Scribus. An important area of strength will be
continuing to care about quality typography, and design as well.
It's hard to imagine ebooks being considered great works of either
typography or design, especially considering their device-dependence and
malleability.* So if you begin with CSS, at some point the demands of
high quality typography have to be met. There are, certainly, some great
efforts and interesting developments with web fonts.
*It's interesting to see, for example, the variance in appearance of the
book from bisg.org, as viewed in calibre, sigil, an ebook reader, and
Adobe Reader (the PDF version). The only thing that looks the same is
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