Spent the morning looking at LaTeX layout and I have learned a few things:
1) There's a reason everyone uses the same templates like book or memoir: they do an awful lot of the heavy lifting for you.
2) There's more than one way to do things, and many of them have subtle knock-on effects that you won't notice until it's too late.
3) Boy howdy this thing is powerfully addicting. Even something as simple as \lipsum[1-5] in memoir with a little bit of formatting just looks so damn good.
@emacsen I'm using this for RPG books, which are decidedly presentation-heavy and have both Electronic and Print components. Despite our best efforts paper-based ideas of presentation and design are going to influence whether or not the content is used.
I completely understand where you're coming from and I yearn for this future as well, but in the arena where I'm playing in it's still paper-based presentation.
I'm also having a lot of fun deconstructing these designs.
Interesting! I'm running a new RPG this weekend and I found that needing to link to RPG books was a pain in the but and I wished I could link to web pages.
I know @ArneBab has written RPG books as well... I love the visuals but I think that making the information easy to follow is more important than the visuals. In an ideal world there would be a visual book and a simple, straightforward website for RPG games.
Now export it from emacs as PDF. You’ll notice why people use PDFs. No browser is able to get a similar readability.
You can find my memoir-based RPG designs and all sources on https://hg.sr.ht/~arnebab/ews/browse/Hauptdokument/ews30/ews.org → https://www.1w6.org/releases/ews30-raE-screen.pdf → https://www.1w6.org/releases/ews30-raE.tar.gz
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