A good explanation of why PagedMedia.org exists and what’s happening.
We have 1.0 of the docx -> HTML transformation tool XSweet out today! It also has a new site:
XSweet is a finely crafted tool. It takes docx files, those horrible mangy MS Word files, and translates them into clean, lovely, HTML. XSweet is open source, modular, and very nicely done.
A huge tip of the hat to Wendell Piez (XML guru), and to Alex Theg. As geeky as it sounds, I loved watching these two chat about the issues they encountered making this software. The attention to detail was really unbelievable. Amazing work. XSweet is a finely crafted tool.
More info on Coko https://coko.foundation/announcing-xsweet-1-0/
If you want to do a deep dive into why I think this is important, I wrote this some time ago – https://www.adamhyde.net/typescript-redistributing-labor/
Fred Chasen and Julie Blanc are in Athens with the Coko team and have been doing some exciting stuff… expect some pretty interesting updates very soon! Watch PagedMedia for news!
Some time ago I employed Julie Blanc from my Shuttleworth Fellowship to work for the PagedMedia project. Julie has been doing amazing work and just today released this incredible article about Page Floats:
With a running demo app: http://demos.pagedmedia.org/page-floats/
Really amazing stuff. Please share it widely!
(Julies demo code is here – https://gitlab.pagedmedia.org/JulieBlanc/demo-page-floats)
One from Nellie McKesson on her awesome new project Hederis.
And another from Erich van Rijn about Editoria and pagination.
A few weeks ago at MIT Press in Boston, we had our first Paged Media event. Julie Blanc (pictured below), who works for Paged Media, wrote up a post to flesh out her awesome presentation…highly recommended reading if you enjoy geeking out about all this stuff:
Arthur Attwell is a friend and I’ve also been a fan of his work for a very long time (ever since his amazing work with Paperright https://story.paperight.com/author/arthurattwell/ ). He just posted an awesome post on Paged Media about his new project – Fire and Lion – and their paged media workflow…