2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2010 1:27 AM by robert_nagle

    css support for nook epubs?

      I'm producing an epub for uploading into pubit.

       

      BN say in their  formatting guide should set page margins at 30px at top and sides, with 20px at bottom.

      I'm trying to understand what this means. If  cover art should be maximum 600x730. How much screen real estate do I have to deal with?

      Is  the actual width for text is 730 -30 -30 = 670 px and the actual height is 600px -20px = 580 px? Can you confirm this?

      Is there a way to sideload epub files into Nook for Ipad so I can test epub files?

      Does the eink device support any kind of css borders? Does it support any kind of background colors?

      I noticed that an ebook which rendered some font  as red in Nook for ipad rendered it as gray in the eink Nook. Can anyone confirm that font-colors render in grayscale in the eink device?

      I know that the next Nook firmware is coming soon. Do you know of any plans to increase its CSS support (such as some of the things mentioned above).

        • Re: css support for nook epubs?
          Doug_Pardee

          The screen on NOOK devices is 600 pixels wide by 800 pixels high. It is black/gray/white only; that's why there's a separate NOOKcolor coming out next week. The screen only has 16 shades of gray.

           

          Since NOOK doesn't support landscape-mode reading, leaving 30 pixels on each side gives 540 pixels of width for each line. Leaving 20 pixels top and bottom would leave 760 pixels of height.

           

          But if you're dealing with CSS, you shouldn't care. You set the margins at 30 pixels left and right, and 20 pixels top and bottom. CSS worries about how big the image is being drawn.

           

            • Re: css support for nook epubs?

              Would it be correct to say that Nook e-ink "translates" colors of fonts into shades of gray? And would it be correct to say that Nook ignores css borders/backgrounds?

               

              I saw 1 or 2 ebooks where I did see boxes with simple borders, but they were more like textual interruptions (i.e., they didn't float).

               

              I'm trying to format some kind of floating textbox which will float right. I realize that space is pretty cramped on the eink device,

               

              I could not float it, but here's the paradox.What looks ok in Nook e-ink looks crappy in Nook for ipad and vice versa.