|02-08-2011, 08:29 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2010
epub CSS versus "Regular" CSS
Hello everyone ,
I have a question about the difference between "Regular" (web page) Css and Css used in ePubs.What will actually validate (I use Flightcrew) and what wont and why.Is there some publication or a website that spells it out in a non-technical way that a beginner can understand ? I have consulted the ePub specs but they seem vague to me. I`ve tried applying what little Css I`ve learned about web pages to ePubs with limited success. If anyone can help me with this it would be appreciated. Thank you.
|02-09-2011, 03:30 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Heemskerk, NL
Device: PRS-300, PRS-T1
The most CSS will work for ePubs regarding formatting. Some more 'advanced' stuff will not work. For some things you just need to try. It is specified in the specs and I believe Valloric used those specs for Flightcrew. However, specification in the specs will not garantuee that it will work on the readers. Implementation of the specs into the software is done by others, e.g. Adobe. They decide whether to implement the specs or not unfortunatly.
|02-09-2011, 05:48 AM||#3|
The Grand Mouse
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: NOOK ST GlowLight
For the standard, the authoritative source is
although you really need to read the other parts of the document too, not just section 3.3.
For individual implementations, I don't think there really is any documentation collected anywhere.
|02-09-2011, 08:29 AM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Galaxy Tab 2, Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT
A valid EPUB CSS may not work as desired on all devices
Centering an small HR (horizontal rule) with the CSS works in Sigil, and Calibre viewer but does not center on my Astak( w/ADE). You have to use less elegant coding
|02-18-2011, 09:29 AM||#5|
Created Sigil, FlightCrew
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Sony Reader PRS 505
FlightCrew (currently) does not perform validation of CSS files.
Then again, neither does EpubCheck, but FC will at least get this feature in the future.
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