Center for Public Integrity’s HTML-5 product aims to make journalism more readable

By libertyc
October 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the Neiman Journalism Lab comes a review of this new product: The nonprofit news organization Center for Public Integrity is announcing an alternative today at the annual Online News Association conference. The Center wants to make reading its work more enjoyable for the user, and a smarter [...]

The view from Down Under:’s In-Browser Reader Brings ePub to Kindle, Anywhere Else

By libertyc
October 15, 2010 // 4 Comments

Just got an email from the team – a new in-browser HTML5 ebook-reading platform. They’re out of Melbourne – Come on, Aussies! – and they’ve used open-source HTML5 Monocle software to create a nice way to read ebooks in you browser – any browser – and/or on your phone. [...]

The movement toward magazine apps, and Scribd’s HTML5 version

By libertyc
June 10, 2010 // 1 Comment

PaidContent has an article on “the anti-web movement”—the trend toward moving electronic versions of magazines away from the web and into salable apps that offer the lure of easy revenue and a different form factor from what the web can currently do. After the desktop OS and browser wars of [...]

Sports Illustrated demonstrates HTML5 e-magazine

By libertyc
May 20, 2010 // 1 Comment

In light of the web browser vs. apps articles I mentioned the other day, it is interesting to note TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld’s coverage of Sports Illustrated’s demonstration of a new, HTML5 version of its magazine at Google’s I/O conference yesterday. The e-zine, Schonfeld noted, was [...]

Scribd begins conversion from Flash to HTML5

By libertyc
May 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

TechCrunch reports that self-e-publishing site Scribd is moving away from its current Flash format for uploading and viewing documents, and converting everything into HTML5. Erick Schonfeld writes: Scribd co-founder and chief technology officer Jared Friedman tells me: “We are scrapping three [...]

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