Chapter 8: Creating Digital Documents using HTML and EPUB
In This Chapter
Digital document essentials
Alternate layouts for varying devices
Inserting HTML objects
Exporting to HTML
Exporting to EPUB
InDesign was built more than a decade ago as a tool for creating printed documents — not for creating digital documents and electronic books. With InDesign CS6, however, Adobe added the ability to create digital documents for distribution on tablets, e-readers, and on the web. The overwhelming majority of the new features added to CS6 are focused on creating digital documents.
Because publishing on tablets is relatively new, the workflows, tools, and features are still in their infancy. In some cases we find the process a bit clumsy — and the tools added to InDesign feel like an afterthought — but unless you want to learn to code HTML5 and CSS3, the Creative Suite 6 tools are your best bet for getting your content delivered onto a tablet or e-reading device.
Digital documents can be optimized ...