#19 — Writing in HTML and Typesetting in CSS
10 things worth sharing each week.
|Thomas Seng Hin Mak||Jun 27, 2016|
I was hosting the Web Design skills competition for Guangdong province this weekend. I went back home yesterday evening and I had limited internet access during the trip. That’s why I had to postpone this email a day.
Web Design competition for Guangdong
This week, I am searching how to typeset with HTML and CSS. I have been seeking a better workflow for writing in plaintext and generating the entire project into documents, including PDF, text documents and even spreadsheet for tabular calculation.
AsciiDoc is a good candidates to write long text documents with cross-referencing easier than markdown.
Here are some plugin findings for spreadsheets:
Handsontable displays spreadsheet data nicely in web browser.
Some essays on writing in plain text and typesetting in CSS:
Multichannel Text Processing discusses the strengths and shortcomings of Rich Text, Plain Text and Markdown.
Designing For Print With CSS by SmashingMagazine.
Can you typeset a book with CSS? by W3C.
Some tools on generation:
Pandoc — tool to convert between almost every text document formats.
Vivliostyle also provides an HTML/CSS to PDF generator.
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Until next week,