Javascript: Bringing ebooks to life

  • March 30, 2016
The book has had hundreds of years to optimize to its constraints - paper and ink. The digital world is a youngin' in comparison, and ebooks are even younger! It's only logical that the first step was to replicate what we had perfected over the years - the book - but now it's time to prepare for the next generation of ebooks... ones that are alive! Having to compete with games, apps, social media, and other evolving digital forms, the ebook - and it's developers - will need to come alive to both compete and maximize their value in this new space. When it comes to the web - and ultimately ebooks - the engine that makes them come alive is Javascript. It is the trifecta in the web technologies - HTML, CSS, Javascript that make up nearly every website we interact with. Nick Ruffilo - veteran web developer and Invited Expert on the Digital Publishing Interest group for the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) will dispell the myth that programming is hard, and give you a crash course in using Javascript to transform your ebooks from paper-under-glass into a world of actions, interactions, and life.

Javascript: Bringing Ebooks to Life

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