I guess I should get my butt in gear before the New Years Eve party, but I'm feeling kind of worn out. I have, however, been thinking again about the publication/layout tutorials I promised, along with the EPUB zines. The zines are slowed because I'm tinkering with content. I'm tinkering with it so much, I think I'll do a simple EPUB beforehand, so I can use it as the basis of the tutorial. I'll grab some posts I should really collect together for ease of use, edit them, and use them as sample documents. I'm thinking the posts on traps would be a good start, plus I'll probably do some kind of dungeon module as another example.
Why the focus on EPUB? I plan on ranting about that some time in the future. I'll talk about layout for PDF, too, eventually, but unless I discover something in the next few days, I think I've decided to do all the ebook versions of stuff I distribute as EPUB. This will probably shock some people, because there's a huge unwarranted bias towards PDF in the RPG community. Among other things, I think a lot of people don't know that there are free EPUB readers for desktop computers, as well as for tablets and ereaders.
And a lot of people don't realize that an EPUB is actually just a ZIP file. The text content is XHTML, the formatting is CSS. It's not really that scary. Sure, there are some extra XML files in there, but if you are just trying to get at the content and don't want to get a free ereader like calibre, you could just unzip the EPUB and ignore the extras; they are just there for indexing and other features that make the ZIP behave like an EPUB.