Category Archives: HTML5

Building Walled Gardens

Word comes of a new version of aNoblii, the social book sharing site: “Now aNobii has relaunched with new discovery features including ratings, rankings and user-curated book topics that can be “followed” as though they were Twitter lists. CEO Matteo Berlucchi tells paidContent these trump Amazon’s hierarchy because they are more natural. It’s designed to [...]

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Live-blogging TOC2011: HTML5 for Publishers

Speaking is Marcin Wichary, from Google. Ok, obligatory Futurama clip… HTML5 is one group, divided into 8 parts: semantics (information about structure of a document) offline storage (web pages can save information on a user’s computer) device access (the website can access a user’s computer, e.g. to print) connectivity: connections can be intermittent or constant, multimedia [...]

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The dark ages of e-books

If you want to read an e-Book and you remember the early days of the Web, you’re probably having a bad flashback. Reading devices like the Kindle, Nook, and iPad all have separate bookstores and book formats, and their makers (and other companies) are trying to create readers ‘locked in’ to their device and bookstores. [...]

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