Introduction: Time to Move Forward

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This post is part of the series – 2015_08_samples. Other posts:
  1. Introduction: Time to Move Forward (Current)
  2. Sample: Advancing Portable Documents for the Open Web Platform: Epub+Web
  3. Sample: Bridging the Web and Digital Publishing
  4. Sample of “5DOC Book ” – Art Book
  5. Sample: Looking Below the Surface

5DOC.ORG believes now is the time to move forward towards a browser-based offline document – a 5DOC.

5DOC.ORG is an initiative to build an alternative to PDFs and eBooks.
and it is an ongoing effort where building complexity ultimately leads to simplification. A 5DOC is built with WordPress, a highly successful open source content management system.

5DOC.ORG believes the complex effort by W3C-IDPF (see slide below) for the next generation EPUB+WEB should be modified to much simpler requirements and that the effort should begin ASAP.

Only a long-term vision
From EPUB: The Next-Generation Digital Content Platform page 26
Tokyo International Book Fair July 2, 2015, by Bill McCoy

5DOC.ORG’s approach is to define the mechanism for downloading a 5DOC – a button – and leave everything else to the imagination.

With the tools available today, virtually anything and everything is now possible and potentially far more functional and exciting than a PDF or eBook.


Apple’s MacWrite was the second application Steve Jobs introduced on the new Mac in 1984. An now, over thirty years later, MacWrite functionality – and much more – is built into the oft forgotten TextEdit.

In fact, now mini-MacWrites popup everywhere – on web pages, mini-windows, your phone. If word processor functionality can be freed from an application, surely content must be consumed free of proprietary silos as well. It will happen.

This post is part of the series – 2015_08_samples. Other posts:
  1. Introduction: Time to Move Forward (Current)
  2. Sample: Advancing Portable Documents for the Open Web Platform: Epub+Web
  3. Sample: Bridging the Web and Digital Publishing
  4. Sample of “5DOC Book ” – Art Book
  5. Sample: Looking Below the Surface


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Sample: Styling for Print

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Note (11 November 2015): this sample has been unpublished due to a change in approach by 5DOC for producing content with code syntax highlighting. Previously, 5DOC used a WordPress plugin and abstracted the relevant code for the 5DOC downloaded version.

Over time it has become obvious that in fact each sample has a different approach to code syntax highlighting and the goal should be flexibility not consistency. All links below initially to the 5DOC sample, now link to the original content.

styling for print

Styling for Print from the WordPress Codex is 5DOC.ORG’s first HTML5 sample for download.

5DOC.ORG samples demonstrate the core belief that in the future off-line documents will be generated from an online content management system.

Only minor changes were required from the original web page and underlying CSS files. All 5DOC.ORG downloads are generated on the file and contain a timestamp.