I’m working on Interactive PDF eBook Tutorials
Still in the preparation phase (learning InDesign)
Consider this post a status report
(including an example of where I’m headed)
I think that after two more weeks (& two more examples)
Everything will be set to go by the end of April
After that, 4 more weeks to complete the eBook,
since the content already exists
A Water Drop Image
In-camera; no post-processing trickery
Click on the image to download
Today’s sample eBook is nearly identical, content-wise to this one
A Recipe for Making Water Drop Images
That I made in two versions (both free) last year
An iPad iBook available at the Apple store (search Knepley)
A PDF (identical layout to the iPad version)
Apart from Nik tutorials, the Water Drop post has been
This blog’s most popular post with over 10K views
So why do it again?
Apart from an InDesign learning exercise & comparison?
The iPad layout and format is too limiting IMO
Everyone can read PDF, not so iBook
I’m designing specifically for use on a monitor
iPad users can read the PDF
Try it; layout & screen fit are pretty good
I might mention that I also discarded the notion of doing videos
although the book may have some short ones, < 2 minutes
Others may learn well from videos, but not me
Too hard to skip around (among other things)
Download the latest and greatest Water Drop Images
(same as clicking the above image)
If you have time, compare it with the earlier one
I’m really desperate for feedback & suggestions
Along those lines, my deepest thanks to Juergen Kiefner
For his offer to provide suggestions
(& he’s a professional typographer, to boot)
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