Hands on: iBooks Author effortless to use, but iPad-only
Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:35 PM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:05 PM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:55 PM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:04 PM
Eh, I think putting in basic support for action buttons etc rather than importing really nice Keynote project transitions seems a little silly. They've covered their bases with Keynote Widget import. Pomp and circumstance is less important to me than the reading experience.
You it seems are not an interactive designer-so calling interactivity "pomp and circumstance" shows your lack of understanding.
A keynote transition only allows a jump to another slide not interactivity within the same slide or any kind of real button action.
Adding layers of interactivity, functions and 3D animations would enhance the readers experience.
So much more functionality can be attained-too bad you can't see that.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:27 PM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:32 PM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:28 PM
I know it is business but Appe slated Flash for a more friendly HTML5 standard but is not playing the ePub standard game. Just seems a little hypocritical.
Also don't see why iBooks Author shouldn't have the ability for simple text only books and iPhone/iPod support.
Well, they do leave you the option of putting out a PDF, but as far as I know, a numberof features that are supported by the iBook Author tool (and iBooks 2) aren't a part of the ePub format. At least not yet.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:03 PM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:15 PM
Pains me to say you're spot on here WD (as usual, which doesn't pain me to say
Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:36 AM
The app is amazing, especially at the price point, but the default templates leave much to be desired.
Also - Where are the templates that show image galleries, quizzes, or 3D objects ? C'mon Apple . . pages templates blew the socks off of iBooks