Successful ebook design demands that we work within sometimes surprising, often frustrating constraints and embrace the unpredictable. An ebook designer cannot be a typographic control freak, but must creatively build a robust ebook that can withstand reflowability, reader control, and quirky device behavior. Having said all of that, we also can’t shrug and walk away ignoring anything we don’t like saying, “the ebook world just isn’t ready for me.” So what can we do in this unpredictable landscape that still beckons for beauty? Three things will get you started on a path toward successful ebook design.Related: Join Amanda and Digital Book World on Tuesday, March 11 for a webcast on Ebook Design and Typography: Best Practices and Tools for Executing Them.  First: Use good semantic markup.Don’t use generic tags unless it’s on purpose and you have a clever plan. Clean markup is important for many reasons. If your CSS is turned off or ignored for one of the million-billion reasons it will be, semantic markup will ensure the content retains hierarchy and readability. Consistent application of HTML tags will result in better archivability, reusability, and consistent application of styles.To double check your HTML status you can de-link it from the stylesheet …read more

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