Given that we’re going to be re-creating the visual layout of the book you’re reading right now, the primary goal in a sense is to give you a sense of déjà vu when working through the project. On a more practical level, the goals are twofold:
Use CSS and HTML to simulate the book’s layout as closely as possible.
Identify the things that can’t be precisely re-created or that don’t work on the Web as they do in print and create sensible alternatives.
These are broad generalizations, of course, but with this project, every piece will almost be its own mini project, so it’s difficult to articulate specific goals. We’ll just have to dive in and see where things take us—so let’s get to it!