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Subject:Re: Penguins? From:Richard L Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net> To:Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org> Date:Sun, 30 Oct 2011 14:25:09 -0700
I agree with the suggestion to know your audience. That said, it's hard to imagine an audience that wants to create an eBook that wouldn't need to know something about display sizes and aspect ratios, even if the treatment is minimal. The only exception might be if you're sure the audience already has an understanding of the topic.
Regarding CSS and XHTML, I can imagine either choice, depending on what tools you are talking about, how in-depth the document needs to be, and what background your audience has. Having a techie background, I would include it unless there's a good reason not to, but that's just my bias:-).
On Oct 30, 2011, at 13:09, Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> There's an old joke about a little kid who started out a book report "This book tells me more about penguins than I really wanted to know."
> In a document talking about how to create ebooks without knowing CSS and XHTML, is it too much to have brief digressions on what CSS and XHTML mean, and why they're important in ebooks? What about a discussion of ereaders, with a section on aspect ratios of screens (which can affect how graphics display)?
> -becca, who has been working on this project for far too long now and has lost all sense of proportion.
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