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3:30pm

Making eBooks Smarter: Responsive Page Design
    Tuesday March 13, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ Sheraton Austin (Capitol View North) (701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701)
    Some ebooks are print edition replicas, some are overstuffed mediafests. Neither fulfill one of screen publishing’s biggest promises: adapting content to meet readers’ needs. The digital page can do much more than its “dumb” static counterpart. Possibilities range from memory-coaxing character summaries embedded “beneath” the digital canvas to continuously streamed in updates. Join author Pete Meyers (“Breaking the Page”, O’Reilly) for a lively group chat. He’ll kick off with a fast-paced tour of digital document design principles and best practices. From there he’ll help attendees compare modern readers’ most pressing needs to the kinds of just-in-time services digital books can deliver. Together we’ll swipe away the notion that digital book design is just about picking fonts or adding video. It’s about shaping content on an infinite canvas so that ebook readers become ebook lovers.
    Type Interactive, Core Conversation
    Hashtag #sxsw #smartebook
    Theme Journalism and Online Content
    Level Intermediate
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP9737

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