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Old 12-15-2013, 08:08 AM   #76
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Can I place a vote that this thread should be a stickie? It really helps new people getting around and I find myself directing people to this thread regularly.
Thanks Toxaris! Maybe the title of this thread should be changed to something like "Quick and dirty ePub tutorial" and the first and second version of the documents should be removed... I find it difficult to understand why the oldest version of the document keeps being downloaded, maybe because it shows up in Google searches...
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I just removed the original and second versions of the tutorial.

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Old 12-23-2013, 08:35 PM   #78
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I am trying to write an ePub tutorial "for dummies", starting with HTML and CSS and later Sigil.

I am aware there are thousands of online HTML/CSS tutorials, so why yet another one? Well, because not everybody has the time or the patience needed to go through them, so I thought I could write some no-fuss quick and dirty guide covering the basics.

I just finished a draft covering HTML and CSS (in 7 pages, screenshots included) and would like some feedback to know if it is worth the effort.

Disclaimer No. 1: I am not an expert. I am still learning.
Disclaimer No. 2: English is not my mother language. So if you read something funny, please tell me so I can improve it.


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Very nice Pablo!

Is there an online HTML version of your document? I'd like to include a link to your document in my tutorial. My tutorial is closer to the metal than yours, and yours might be a good prerequisite to mine. Yours is much easier and less time consuming. My tutorial is at http://www.troubleshooters.com/ebook..._demystify.htm .


I have one disagreement with your document: Your use of .right, .left and .center. From my perspective, that violates styles based authoring because it focuses on appearance, not usage. Personally, I'd suggest you use different CSS examples in your doc.

Very nice. Thank you!

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Old 12-24-2013, 07:17 AM   #79
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Very nice Pablo!

Is there an online HTML version of your document? I'd like to include a link to your document in my tutorial. My tutorial is closer to the metal than yours, and yours might be a good prerequisite to mine. Yours is much easier and less time consuming. My tutorial is at http://www.troubleshooters.com/ebook..._demystify.htm .


I have one disagreement with your document: Your use of .right, .left and .center. From my perspective, that violates styles based authoring because it focuses on appearance, not usage. Personally, I'd suggest you use different CSS examples in your doc.

Very nice. Thank you!

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I had a look at your website and liked it.

There's no online HTML version of my document, but if you want to include it in your website, I can send you the original word file (send me a PM with your mail address). You are free to make any changes you see fit.
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I had a look at your website and liked it.

There's no online HTML version of my document, but if you want to include it in your website, I can send you the original word file (send me a PM with your mail address). You are free to make any changes you see fit.
If you wanted to make an online version you might want to think of our wiki. It would be a good place to host the document.

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If you wanted to make an online version you might want to think of our wiki. It would be a good place to host the document.

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Good idea. I'm not familiar with the format, will have a look at it.
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Good idea. I'm not familiar with the format, will have a look at it.
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there is help on the wiki. We use the same tool as wikipedia so that format works the same. Actually a wiki is simplified version of text with minimal formatting requirements but it gets converted on the fly by our server to html to be displayed on a browser so it turns out that if there is something you don't know how to do in the wiki syntax you can also use HTML syntax and since it is going to a browser anyway it will also work, also wiki syntax is much easier to read when you are in code view. TOC for example is generated automatically in the wiki for headings. Just click on help in the left column.

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there is help on the wiki. We use the same tool as wikipedia so that format works the same. Actually a wiki is simplified version of text with minimal formatting requirements but it gets converted on the fly by our server to html to be displayed on a browser so it turns out that if there is something you don't know how to do in the wiki syntax you can also use HTML syntax and since it is going to a browser anyway it will also work, also wiki syntax is much easier to read when you are in code view. TOC for example is generated automatically in the wiki for headings. Just click on help in the left column.

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Thank Dale! I've already created a user and began editing my page. It's very simple...
So, when I'm finished, how do I put a link to it in the main wiki page?
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Thank Dale! I've already created a user and began editing my page. It's very simple...
So, when I'm finished, how do I put a link to it in the main wiki page?
Set the category to HowTo and then the HowTo link on the main page will pick it up automatically. [[Category:HowTo]] at the bottom of the page. Actually I will go over it a bit after you are done to make a meaningful title.

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Set the category to HowTo and then the HowTo link on the main page will pick it up automatically. [[Category:HowTo]] at the bottom of the page. Actually I will go over it a bit after you are done to make a meaningful title.

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Thanks Dale! I'll let you know when I'm done.
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I made a few changes basically as examples for you to see what can be done in wiki format.
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I made a few changes basically as examples for you to see what can be done in wiki format.
Thanks Dale! I had a look earlier today and was pleasantly surprised.

Maybe I will put a warning at the top of the page stating that it is work in progress.... I don't know when I will be able to finish it...
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Sure I can do that.

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Sure I can do that.

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Just finished loading all the content of the tutorial, I should proofread it, but right now I don't have the time...

I followed your formatting examples. A problem I see is the low contrast of text in bold inside gray boxes. Is there any way to solve it?

Thanks again for your help!
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I enjoyed your "Quick and dirty ePub tutorial" very much. Not too much and not too little information. Perfect. Thanks!
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