If you know some HTML, the next step is to learn how to style your HTML with CSS. Nick Ruffilo offers us a quick introduction to cascading stylesheets.
Tips for Technologists #16: Preparing for the Future of Coding
If publishers want to provide real value to their authors, Nick Ruffilo argues that they need to develop capabilities beyond what the average user with a computer can manage.
Tips for Technologists #15: What Can Software Do For You?
Don’t get stuck focusing on what technology cannot do for you, but rather stay open to new possibilities. This attitude can help align IT and business behind a solution.
Tips for Technologists #13: Writing Software is like Writing a Book
Good software requires programmers who are both creative and logical, who can build code that essentially tells a story. This sounds a lot like publishing a book.
Tips for Technologists #12: The Iterative Approach to Publishing
Unlike a printed book in which the content is final, Nick Ruffilo advises publishers to think of their ebooks as updatable software that can and should change.
Books as APIs: What are They and Why Should Publishers Care?
Many have suggested APIs are the future of publishing. But little is understood about what an API is and how how it applies to publishing. We explain and offer examples.
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Tips For Publishing Technologists #1-10: The Zen of Technology
Links and a quick recap of the first 10 Tips for Technologists provides further context as to how the lessons relate to different positions within the publishing industry.
Tips for Technologists #10: Learning a Programming Language
Nick Ruffilo’s ongoing series discusses the high level concepts that will help you put your mind around what a programming language is, how it works, and how you can learn it