[scribus] LGM 2013 Lightning Talk Slides

Manuel Schmalstieg webdev at ms-studio.net
Wed Apr 24 16:44:36 UTC 2013

Actually, I wasn't thinking about the ePubs yet. For me the point is mostly
to know what a style is doing. By looking "under the hood", I can see
exactly what that style does. When you are used to that by designing with
CSS, it's irritating when a GUI hides that information from you :)

Regarding CSS and typography, I believe that the essential settings exist


What's missing ? :)

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 4:16 AM, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:

> 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.
>> http://www.bisg.org/**publications/product.php?p=28&**c=437<http://www.bisg.org/publications/product.php?p=28&c=437>
>> .
>>  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.
> Greg
> *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 the
> cover.
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