Thursday 10 October 2013

HTML5 key for publishers in the digital era

I'm working for a couple of years in the media & publishing world already. One thing that I noticed is the vast amount of effort publisher have to do to get their content into a digital format. Typically authoring tools like Microsoft Word and other desktop publishing suites are being used to create the content. This content is then transformed into formats like DocBook or proprietary formats to drive the print process.

Publishers are in the midst of creating e-book variants of these to provide a digital copy and some even repurpose their content into online databases and dropping the book concept as a container of content.

Building responsive websites

Last evening I held a presentation showing how one can start building responsive websites.

The idea was not to give an in depth session but to inspire my colleagues at E2 Partners. I'm not an expert by far, but maybe my knowledge on the subject was just about enough to give them an appetite for more.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Safari Books is getting it right

Every now and then you see steps in the right direction in the media and publishing industry. Safari Books Online (O'Reilly and Pearson Education) created a new innovative online product called Safari Flow. The product is simple, smart and personalized with a capital P.