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E Ink brings rich color to ePaper, but not to e-readers. E Ink, maker of the ePaper displays found in many e-readers (maddening to have three different e prefixes in one sentence, but it’s unavoidable), announced a brand new type of reflective display that can show a huge range of colors — but the tech is only going to be deployed as signage for now.

E Ink brings rich color to ePaper, but not to e-readers

Color reflective displays are nothing new, but none of the technologies touted over the years have been more than adequate. In person, color e-readers always seemed washed out, which is not good when your competition is glossy magazines and kids’ books. E Ink’s Advanced Color ePaper produces 32,000 colors, and unlike some other electrophoretic displays, each pixel contains all the pigments necessary to make every color. That’s a major engineering challenge, much more so than a monochrome display. “Many materials and waveform inventions were required to independently control the position of the multiple color pigments,” read E Ink’s press release.

E Ink. E Ink’s Color ePaper up close. Today we've gotten up close and personal with the newest innovation in E Ink display technology - Advanced Color ePaper.

E Ink’s Color ePaper up close

Also ACeP for short, this Advanced Color ePaper technology allows an electrophoretic display (EPD) to produce full color "at every pixel" without the use of a color filter array (CFA). That's big news for those of you that love to use your ereader without having to charge more than a couple times a year. Now you'll be able to do the same in full color. This ACeP solution is able to produce all eight primary colors using colored pigments only. This creates a full color gamut which, in turn, is able to be controlled with voltages not unlike that of already-in-play commercial TFT backplanes.

What you're seeing here is a set of 20-inch displays created to show off the new technology at SID's Display Week this week in San Francisco. These 20-inch panels are 1600 pixels by 2500 pixels each - that's 150 PPI in all. EPUB. The key IDPF standard is EPUB®, the current version is EPUB 3.0.1.

EPUB

EPUB is the distribution and interchange format standard for digital publications and documents based on Web Standards. EPUB defines a means of representing, packaging and encoding structured and semantically enhanced Web content — including XHTML, CSS, SVG, images, and other resources — for distribution in a single-file format. EPUB allows publishers to produce and send a single digital publication file through distribution and offers consumers interoperability between software/hardware for unencrypted reflowable digital books and other publications. The community and news site for the EPUB ecosystem is.

The Future of Standards for Digital Publishing. Digital Publishing and Web Standards. Reitermarkus/epub3-boilerplate: An EPUB 3.0 template to help you get started with your ebook. (Includes iBooks display options.) Designd - Digital publishing software from Mag+ Create your next pixel perfect mobile app Designd, our celebrated digital publishing software, covers every part of the e-publishing process.

Designd - Digital publishing software from Mag+

Design your periodical content using our Adobe InDesign plug-in and build your own mobile app. Digital publishing with Designd Create and publish your own, fully branded magazine, interactive e-catalogs, product brochures and so much more with Designd. A digital publishing platform, specifically developed for mobile publications. Designd – the app and how it works Designd is a plug in for Adobe InDesign. Thanks to built in marketing tools it´s easy to find your digital audience and your users patterns with a choice of powerful analytics packages.

Create a magazine with Designed With Designd you can create and publish your own, fully branded magazine on tablets and smartphones. Engage, notify and analyze your magazine readers. Digital Publishing Platform for Everyone. Digital Publishing Platform for Magazines, Catalogs, and more. CSS Page Templates in ePUB 3.0 – ePUBSecrets. While the ePUB 3.0 specification was finalized in IDPF on October 11, 2011, the working group continues to work on various modules that may eventually be added to the ePUB 3.0 spec.

CSS Page Templates in ePUB 3.0 – ePUBSecrets

One of these is CSS Page Templates, with the current module documentation released on January 19, 2012 (you might want to view the in Chrome to see the proper markup in the document). What Is CSS Page Templates? According to the Abstract at the beginning of the document, This module defines a model for template-based paginated layouts as an extension to CSS, the style sheet language for the web. Using functionality described in the specification, content can be formatted into a sequence of richly designed interactive pages, rather than being presented as a single scrolled container (as per the standard CSS formatting process for on-screen display) or as a scrolled container which has been simply split up into a sequence of pages (as per the standard CSS formatting process for printing).

Building an EPUB 3 Template. Adapted from a presentation with Jean Kaplansky at EDUPUB2 Workshop.

Building an EPUB 3 Template

Wiley recently announced that EPUB 3 is our standard for ebooks in reflowable format. We started publishing in EPUB 3 as of February 1, 2014, and in this article I’ll explain a little about how we developed the template. Wiley publishes professional, STM, scholarly, and higher education content in a variety of subject areas from accounting to zoology, including the For Dummies brand. Blank Book — The Fixed-Layout ePUB Template – Jason Mervyn Hibbs. Introduction If you don’t care much for my story, download Blank Book here.

Blank Book — The Fixed-Layout ePUB Template – Jason Mervyn Hibbs

I have recently been digging up all the dirt I can on eBooks for children’s picture-books for a research project I shall be assisting on from next month. We intend to make a few books to encourage independent reading with iPads in special education, so I was quite happy to find that iBooks in fact supports some very useful features for our needs. However, it has not been an easy ride learning all I’ve learned. Nobody seems to be helping anybody build a complete publication, or nobody actually cares about making a complete publication, I’m not certain. EPUB Adaptive Layout. Informational Document This version: Latest version: Previous version:

EPUB Adaptive Layout

ePub Templates, Examples and Articles on Overleaf.