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Animated epubs

694 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 10:34 PM by silkograph RSS
spati Calculating status...
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Sep 12, 2012 4:31 AM

What are the basic criteria for animated epubs?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • mzmm Calculating status...
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    Sep 13, 2012 12:54 PM (in response to spati)

    use css for animations as much as possible.  JS affects page-load time and makes for a sluggish read.  the asset guide does a good job of outlining dos and don'ts and is probably a good starting point. 

  • JudithT Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to spati)

    Hand code your epub using CSS to animate.  I just finished a Children's Read Aloud eBook which is fully animated only using CSS.


    Did I bang my head on the keyboard, use a few swear words, oh sure but I'm glad I did it. The problem I found was the animation information was all over the web and it didn't talk much about how to do it without using javascript.


    What I know about javascript you can put on the head of a pin.


    I kept digging until my I found out how to make my characters grow, move, fly in and out all while having the timing right for the automated page turning feature.  It's not EZ but very doable.


    If you want to see a sample, go to:



    Click on View in iTunes and you should see where you can download the free sample.

  • silkograph Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 10:34 PM (in response to JudithT)

    Hi JudithT,

    Your sample is not available to Indian users. How can I see your sample work.

    I am very much eager to see animation in epub.

    Can you share simple animation script or css code clock?



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