Originally Posted by avantman42
I'm aware of what Sigil is. I wouldn't call cleaning up a converted ePub, or creating an ePub in Sigil, "hand crafting" an ePub. To me, the term "hand crafting" implies writing the raw code in a text editor. In the same way, if I created a web page in a WYSIWYG HTML editor, I wouldn't say I'd hand crafted it.
I get the impression that Jon would consider editing in Sigil "hand crafting" an ePub. Ultimately, though, only he can really say what he means, which is why I asked
I would say that Sigil is fine for hand crafting. It's your words, your code, your format. Sigil just helps you build the shell. What goes into the shell is all yours.
Also, I would agree that hand crafting is also taking a converted ePub and fixing it so the code is neat and easy to deal with.
I just finished fixing up an ePub that now no longer longer look (internally) like it used to. All the messy code has been replaced. I would call it hand crafted given how much I changed. None of the original CSS exists.