View Full Version : what are you using to edit epub 3.0?


xmlgirl
10-31-2012, 02:45 PM
I have an older version of Dreamweaver and it doesn't like the new HTML5 tags or the extra namespaces.
Is there any kind of HTML/EPUB editing software that validates HTML5?
I can upgrade Dreamweaver if I need to, but if there is something better out there, maybe I'll do that instead.
Thanks

holymadness
10-31-2012, 03:06 PM
For mac, Espresso (http://macrabbit.com/espresso/) is my go-to program. Coda (https://panic.com/coda/) is quite popular, as well.

lordmax
11-02-2012, 03:30 AM
I don't like dreamveawer and inDesign, they're no more good tools

For html5 validation I use the official validator at w3c:
http://validator.w3.org/#validate_by_upload

For epub version 2 I use Sigil and epubcheck

For epub version 3 I use epubcheck

For editing purpose of epub3 I'm usign libreoffice with writer2epub for first part of work (it do a really good job) and then I decompress the epub and work with a text editor (I'm on kubuntu so my editor of preference is Kate).
For epub2 obviously I'm using Sigil.

Just the mobi conversion create some glitch

PageLab
11-03-2012, 01:41 PM
The recently launched BlueGriffon ePUB edition can deal natively with ePub3, but I can't say if it's better than the other tools you mentioned, I haven't tested it yet. http://www.bluegriffon-epubedition.com/BGEE.html

lordmax
11-04-2012, 05:09 AM
Well, maybe it's good but

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The Wysiwyg view of the application will remain read-only
until you enter valid license information through
the Preferences panel.

A license for a single user on a single computer is 195€, exclusive of VAT. VAT applies to all countries in the European Union.
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195$ + VAT just to try it's a little more than I can afford.
^__^

I will try it obviously buy only the trial version

Thaks