Universal CSS: How to maintain flexibility and title-specific branding, while secretly taking away the freedom of design

  • March 21, 2018
What does it take to create standard CSS for a wide range of textbooks that convinces editorial stakeholders to buy in, establishes a standard schema, validates for consistent structure, handles complex layouts and intricate math and chemical equations, and adheres to extensive EPUB and accessibility guidelines? Betsy Granger, Executive Strategist - Content Standards at Macmillan Learning, will share the struggles and successes of their year-long journey. Learn about their approach to treating CSS as if it were software, grounding their design in research, and the four key principles they developed to guide their work.

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