Join Tony Harmer for an in-depth discussion in this video A brief CSS primer, part of Creating Ebooks for the Kindle.
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…Just as with the XHTML primer in the…previous movie, all this one is intended to do…is just to show you the very bare basics, in fact, pro, probably not even that far.…So that you just get a rough idea of what you're looking at later on.…There are a whole host of courses on lynda.com, that can help you learn…in CSS, such as those by James Williamson or Molly Holzschlag and Anthony Clark.…And I already can't encourage you enough, to learn as…much as you can about at least the fundamentals of CSS.…
You don't have to do any of the advanced…layout stuff, just the fundamentals should do you because that…is the key to getting a great looking EPUB and,…by extension, a better looking file on Kindle later on.…So, what is CSS?…Well, CSS is Cascading Style Sheets.…And it's a companion language to HTML or…XHTML, that changes the presentation of the document.…XHTML has only a tiny, tiny…amount of presentational attributes that are allowed.…
Really is only supposed to be about the document structure.…And CSS styles can change the way that looks.…
- Reviewing ebook formats
- Converting to EPUB from Word and Pages
- Converting HTML/XHTML to EPUB
- Adding a cover image
- Editing metadata
- Building a TOC
- Adding and editing links
- Publishing to Amazon
Skill Level Beginner
Digital Publishing Fundamentalswith William Everhart1h 8m Appropriate for all
Distributing and Marketing Ebookswith David Wogahn3h 16m Intermediate
1. Formats and Tools
2. InDesign Workflows
InDesign CS4 to CC2m 47s
3. Word, Text, and HTML
4. Tools of Choice
5. Editing Your EPUB with calibre
6. Editing Your EPUB with Sigil
7. Publishing to Amazon
Where to go from here1m 36s
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