CSS paged media

In paged media the content of the document is split into one or more discrete pages. Paged media includes paper, transparencies, pages, Microsoft Word documents, Adobe PDF (portable document format) files among others This needs to be tested with modern browsers. As far as I know this is only supported on Chrome and, maybe, Firefox I am currently working on a sample page and associated stylesheet to test the concept and see how well it works. See the bottom of this post for more information We no longer need to convert our documents into PDF or Word in order to

Expressing colors in CSS

As part of my research in Web Typography I got reacquainted with the many ways you can express colors in CSS. This was originally in my typography document but I think it’s better if I move it out to prevent an already long document from becoming unmanageable. sRGB colors (3 or 6 digits) This was what I always associted with colors in CSS and until not too long ago it was the only way to express colors. You can use either syntax but, as you can see in the example below, the 6 digit syntax allows for more precision in

Case Study: MOBI publishing from Docbook

BACKGROUND In October of last year (2012) i was contacted by a German developer to do consulting on Docbook based ebook design and publishing. Because I had recently started a full time job I had to turn him down. 4 months later things had slowed down at work enough for me to reach out and check with the potential client to check if I could offer any assistance. I was sad to find out that he had given up and pretty much abandoned the project. I offered to run the project for free in exchange of being allowed to write