A few weeks ago, book designer Craig Mod released Bibliotype, an HTML template system that designers can use to explore typography on the iPad.
Bibliotype is a thoughtful approach to designing typography for long-form reading on tablet devices. The template includes support for several viewing distances, portriat and landscape orientations, and a hyphenation library, among other features.
If you’re a book designer looking to experiment with typography on tablet devices, Bibliotype will jump start your design process.
What’s missing from Bibliotype is a way for designers to easily work with real content. If only there was some way to connect Bibliotype to a light-weight, user-friendly, content management system.
Well, now there is. Presenting Bibliotype for WordPress.
As a WordPress theme, Bibliotype becomes a framework for publishing beautifully designed books on the web for consumption on tablets.
Point your iPad here to see the theme in action. Or download BiblioType for WordPress and start designing your own web-based book.
I’ll be speaking about Open, Webby Book Publishing Systems at tools at O’Reilly Media’s Tools Of Change conference next week in New York City. Registration is still open, but probably not for long. The event sells out every year. If you’re planning on going register today and use the Medialoper code toc11med to save 15%.