The time has come to move on from PDFs and EPUBs and embrace the OpenWeb and HTML5 for documents and publications. 5DOC.ORG is focused on making this happen. The goal of this site is to facilitate the process of making HTML5 the lingua franca for documents. More info…
Conventional wisdom says that there is an optimum page width for documents. Flexible layout ebooks have embraced this philosophy to the point of inflexibility.
But evolution hardly ever follows conventional wisdom and instead HTML5 pages have embraced using the full width of the screen – whatever the width of that screen is.
5DOC.ORG will soon release WideForm downloadable HTML5 samples.
As one of the goals of 5DOC.ORG is to demonstrate that downloadable samples should look as close as possible to the web page from which the content is taken, the initial appearance of the site’s WideForm version of the Writr’s child theme is emphasising functionality over features and visual polish.
Arguments about HTML5 vs XHTML5 are about as clear as a discussion of the difference between General Motors and Opel. Once the “scout” in you indulges in learning, you then discover you have wasted your time. Gut instinct: go with HTML5. Here is one debate.
We have to ask ourselves what is the point? IMHO too much effort is made to make things complicated and less useful–to stay within known parameters. But why do we need e-readers when we have browsers and why do we need XHTML5 when we have JSON?
WordPress.org is busy developing the capability to represent WordPress content with JSON Rest API. And there is already interest in extracting JSON from EPUB. So it is very realistic to project the capability to go from WordPress ⇔ HTML5 and from other forms of data structure ⇒ (WordPress || HTML5).
This document includes two embedded fonts – Cheshire Initials and EB Garamond – and the text, including MathML and CSS, worked with only minor edits to the CSS to display certain styles in the downloaded document and not on the web page.