Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Who is a fixed-layout EPUB for?, part of Digital Publishing Fundamentals.
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So who would get the most from a fixed-layout EPUB?…Designers certainly like to control that the format gives them over the content,…but it's not always about what makes the designer happy.…The audience experience, and effective delivery of your message is what should be…most important when deciding on your digital publication format.…Keeping that in mind, fixed-layout EPUBs would not be ideal for small screen…devices like smartphones.…Any text would be rendered too small to read and thus your message would not be transferred.…Larger screen devices like tablets and computer monitors would be your primary targets.…
So what kind of digital content would readers be looking for on these devices?…Art books and any other book that's image heavy would certainly take advantage…of the fixed-layout EPUB.…The focus here is primarily on the imagery, with full-page and two-page image…spreads, but very little text.…Comic books could take advantage of the fixed-layout EPUB because they…are illustration heavy.…
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