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What HTML Can Ativ e-Book Handle?


 
Storyman For actual web site building I am not a Frames kind of guy, but do see where it would be practical with ebooks. The manual indicates that the use of Frames is okay, but how friendly is the program towards Frames?

Are there any limitations in regard to CSS? Does it handle what the IE version handle or are their limitations? Specifically, is it okay to use CSSP?

Are external style sheets okay?

Richard

(Edited by Storyman at 11:38 am on April 20, 2004)

(Edited by Storyman at 11:43 am on April 20, 2004)


Posted on: 7:32 pm on April 20, 2004
EBookCompiler Same as the IE version on all. It uses the same "engine".

I generally don't recommend using FRAMES for ebooks, as you get problems which you then have to work round with Next/Previous, Search, etc.. For example you might find the content of a frame, rather than the frameset when user does Search.  There is an article about this atwww.ebookcode.com

I do occassionally use IFRAMEs, as this works good, especially if you take the IFRAME content out of the search and TOC.

Another trick is to use DIV  to create scrolling regions.  This avoids the need for frames, avoids all frame problems, but produces the same type of effect (or better)


Posted on: 8:02 pm on April 21, 2004
Storyman Does Activ e-Book handle CSS 'Z' layers? It seems like there isn't much that the program can't handle.

Posted on: 9:01 am on April 22, 2004
EBookCompiler If it works in the IE version on the machine,  it should work in the ebook.  There may be very rare exceptions, but I'm not currently aware of any

Posted on: 3:25 pm on April 22, 2004
tlchost Adobe Photosop Elements can be used to create picture galleries....the code works fine in call browsers, but Activ
says it can't find a URL:
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Pandola Adult Education Center - 2004</TITLE>
<META NAME="description" CONTENT="Rev. Oreste Pandola Adult Learning Center">
<META NAME="Keywords" CONTENT="Little Italy,baltimore,Italian,learning">
<META name="generator" content="Adobe Photoshop(R) 7.0 Web Photo Gallery">
<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
</HEAD>

<FRAMESET frameborder=no cols="20%,80%">
<FRAME src="ThumbnailFrame.html"  NAME="LeftFrame"  scrolling=YES>
<FRAME src="pages/BOC1130020.html"  name="RightFrame" scrolling=YES>

<NOFRAMES>
<BODY>
Viewing this page requires a browser capable of displaying frames.
</BODY>
</NOFRAMES>
</FRAMESET>
</HTML>


Posted on: 2:01 pm on April 25, 2004
EBookCompiler Doesn't do subfolders

i.e. -

pages/BOC1130020.html

would have to be

BOC1130020.html


Posted on: 12:33 pm on April 26, 2004
tlchost Ah...most unfortunate....All of my sites that I want to compile make use of subfolders.  While I wouldn't ask for you to point me to a competitor, is there a site that actually compares various ebook compilers?

Posted on: 2:13 am on April 27, 2004
Storyman If you happen to be using a copy of Dreamweaver you can drag the all of the files into one folder and the links will automatically be updated for you. If you prefer to do it manually you can run 'check links' and it will let you know which links are broken and then it is simply a matter of dragging the mouse to that file.


Posted on: 2:23 am on April 27, 2004

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