During this meeting I discussed the state of 3D, demoed a few HTML5 sites, showed an IFrame demo, discussed digital voices and discussed corporate verses academic e-learning.
David demoed one of his phone apps and tweelite.
Karina provided us with a discussion of EPUB3 and gave us the links below. I’m adding SQLite to the EPUB3 so we can turn each EPUB site into an LMS. Links below:
- Lynda.com, “InDesign 5.5 to EPUB, Kindle, and iPad,” http://www.lynda.com/InDesign-CS5-5-tutorials/to-EPUB-Kindle-and-iPad/82258-2.html a good introduction to what EPUB structure and design best practices
- Threepress Consulting: http://threepress.org/. These are definitely like-minded folks, who are passionate about expanding the concept of what books can be. They are developing open source EPUB3 software and created the Ibis reader, an HTML5 e-reader platform that is killer. Their team has beengracious[a1] enough to share code and tutorials (http://blog.threepress.org/) as well as presentation videos from the company’s founder, Liza Daly (http://threepress.org/speaking/). This is a must-visit site for anyone exploring where e-texts are headed.
- Institute for the Future of the Book: http://www.futureofthebook.org/ A think tank for “investigating the evolution of intellectual discourse,” this non-profit has a number of on-going electronic text projects and an archive of articles about, obviously, the future of books.
- Open University: e-textbooks using EPUB3 on iTunesU
- HYPE: Mac OS HTML5 animations and interactive content: http://www.tumultco.com/hype/
- Calibre: E-book management
- epub-tools: code.google.com/p/epub-tools
- Sigil, EPUB editor: http://code.google.com/p/sigil/