Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Handy list of iOS fonts

iOSFonts.com is a handy reference guide to all the fonts built into iOS devices. This is handy if you plan on referencing any of these fonts in your ePUB projects. 

If you view the site in Safari on an iOS device, you will see the actual fonts. If you view the site on a desktop browser, most of the fonts will simply display in a browser default font. The site allows you to see which version of the operating system supports each font.

Sadly, Apple hasn't seen the light and added Hobo to the list of fonts built into iOS. Oh well, one can dream!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Join me at PePcon!

I'll be speaking at PePcon, "The Print + ePublishing Conference" in Austin, TX on April 28-May 1, 2013. This will be my fourth year attending and speaking at this conference, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it! It is definitely the "InDesign event of the year". 

This conference is designed by David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepci├│n for lots of personal interaction between you, the speakers, and other experts in the field of design and publishing. The conference tracks cover a wide variety of topics, including eBook publishing, creating iPad apps, interactive documents, print documents, and more.

I'll be participating in a panel on 4/29 with Diane Burns titled "Moving Your Publication from Print to Tablet", and then teaching a post-conference tutorial on 5/1 called "Publishing Your iPad App: The Hardest Step Explained".

Won't you join me at this conference? When you register, use the code TXKG88 to save $25 off the registration cost. 

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Monday, February 11, 2013

How to add a "spin" animation to a DPS project

I recently wrote up a detailed step-by-step tutorial for Adobe's SWAPP iPad app about how to use the 3D and animation features of Photoshop CS6 Extended to make an object rotate 360┬║, and then how to include that animated rotation in a Digital Publishing Suite iPad app.

If you don't have access to an iPad, you can view the tutorial online here.

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