“Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use …
“BeyondtheStory® is the world’s first automated publishing platform that uses proprietary AI and advanced authoring tools to transform flat text into a fully interactive multimedia experience.”
Create your own website with Squarespace.
“BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it’s a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards.”
Code to add a “buy this book” widget to your website.
“Over the last few years the BBC‘s video on demand service iPlayer (a kind of British Hulu) has moved beyond desktop PCs, to games consoles, mobile phones, tablets, set top boxes and internet connected TVs. But there’s still a segment of the population who aren’t being catered for; those whose …
Browser-based EPUB3 editor, with Aloha Editor.
“For example, consider a reader’s annotations or comments on a New York Times article; any comments penned in single page mode should appear on the paginated version, where an article spans by default two, three, or four separate web pages, even though the web URLs are different for each …
“It is an incredibly exciting time to be a reader, an author, and a publisher. Opportunities to engage audiences are endless – new devices now support numerous ways of reading, publishing, and reaching readers. HarperCollins is issuing a call to developers to create excellent, functioning software and proof of concept …
“Padify makes it simple to remix your existing content into great digital magazines and book apps for any platform.”
“The promise of a single file that works on all systems is before us, and EPUB3, our common goal, is what will enable us to get there. I have not only published my slides, but I re-recorded my talk so you can get all of the details. Be sure …
“Hachette’s practice of delivering the same EPUB3 file to all its e-tailers, including Amazon, sets a precedent for the industry, said Castro. If more publishers developed a single viable ebook file, would e-reader systems converge upon a single standard for rendering that file? And in turn, make ebooks a …
“Almost every publisher we talked to expressed reservations about getting involved in the next generation of the EPUB3 ebook format. If you are unfamiliar with this format, it borrows heavy elements from HTML5, and allows for audio, video, and the ability to change the language on the fly. It is …
“Disney Digital is responsible for all of the apps, games, and ebooks that you consume on your tablet and PC. The company is heavily invested in what the company is calling StoryTelling 2.0, but it might as well be called transmedia storytelling 2.0.”
Amazon now allows third-party developers to create ways to log in to Amazon, making it compete with Facebook and Google.
Four Kindle formatting problems that are unsolvable, including lack of support for headers and footers.
Freelancer now lets people crowdsource for any project, using contests.
Use the NaNoWriMo word count meter on your website to show your progress on your short story or book (it’s what Hugh Howey does!)
“hackNY aims to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community.”
Kindle has released a comic creator, that allows PDFs, jpgs, epub, mobi files and more to be uploaded and turned into digital comic books.
Etherpad is an open-source editor that allows people to collaborate online in real time.
Create and publish magazines with Uniflip.
Open standard media player for video, audio, HTML5, and flash.
HTML5 content apps.
Creating HTML5 apps.
Samples of e-books using EPUB3.
Guide to making e-books.
Formatting an e-book to display on the Kindle app on iPad.
How to tag HTML in Word docs to convert to e-books.
Make sure your e-book looks right on all devices by validating your CSS stylesheets on W3C.
A technical guide to building e-books.
Kindle formatting tips for e-books on Amazon.
Adding page breaks to e-books for Amazon.
Amazon’s Kindlegen makes MOBI e-books larger than necessary.
IDPF’s guidelines for creating ebooks using EPUB3.
Free website theme from Smashing Magazine that could be used for author websites.
Reasons web design is important and what it can do for you, by the logocompany.
Exploring video game culture and history with Game Pop.
A treebook is a time sensitive e-book with multiple branches.
Wolfram Alpha is a semantic search engine, more computable.
Search engine for open source code.
A new way of #visualizing who, what, where, when, and how people are tweeting about you. The idea is to figure out “how conversations and people truly connect to each other.”
A video game that teaches you how to code.
Pulp-Based Computing is a framework for building computers out of paper by embedding electro-active inks, conductive threads and smart materials directly into paper during the papermaking process
Templates, design layout and formatting tips, and interactive scripts for ebooks.
For $25 a month, you can learn almost anything programming related at Lynda.com.