Creating Ebooks

When I had attempted to gain root access to my Sony Reader, I had damaged it (when I tried to modify a code via adb, after rooting). My friend Tanmoy fixed it for me. I wanted a customized calendar app, however, as you understand, that was no longer possible. However, in the process of creating an interactive ebook, I learnt a lot. I am now capable of creating ebooks in the EPUB format!

I primarily use Sigil, however, for a more professional creation, Adobe InDesign becomes very useful. Along with that, I utilize Adobe Photoshop to create graphics.

Quite recently, I created ebooks for two of my friends – Anish and Avirup – for converting their writings into a publishable format.

Adobe InDesign is a bit complicated and requires:

  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • 128 MB of VRAM
  • An (fast) internet connection
  • 1.6 GB of hard-disk space for installation, and more for other features

Sigil, however, is a much simpler, straight-forward software, and can be used to design standard EPUB format ebooks with CSS coding as well. I think, in the future, if I do make more ebooks, it will be in Sigil, especially because it puts less load on the computer hardware 🙂

Website making: Part 3

Continued from: ‘Website making: Part 2‘ and before that, ‘Website making: Part 1

The shock! Our school also had another team. They had brought a website a few days back which they had designed not by programming but by using MS FrontPage. Thus, it had lacked the modern features like CSS, and looked a bit like Avirup’s ‘Government Website’. But, that day, they were desperate for flash technology. On the day of the competition, on the 7th, they brought something that brought our eyes out. (more…)

Website making: Part 2

Continued from: ‘Website making: Part 1

The home page was done. But, the whole thing was still left. It was a Saturday. I wanted to make a simple, user-friendly, and sophisticated-looking design for most of the other pages. I write in a blog 😛 You know that, of course, but that didn’t strike my mind then. I just surfed the web for more and more webpage designs. Then, came a blog called ‘The Flower Blog’. Actually, it was a tutorial for creating a blog like design. I opened it, and although the page was huge, I knew that this was the thing that would be the standard design for all my other pages. All I needed to do was implement this design and a huge part of my work would be done. Thus I decided to come back home from my maths tuition and start working on the design. I would learn new things as well…
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Website Making: Part 1

Hello! This is gonna be really exciting to describe. 3 weeks ago, our computer tutorial ma’am had asked two boys to get ready for making a website. Unfortunately, she didn’t ask me. I didn’t know much about HTML coding and other stuff then, but I still had the interest of doing it. And, that naturally saddened me a bit. I tried to forget it as much as possible, but it stayed on my mind. Finally, one day when I was entering the computer laboratory in my school, the same ma’am (who also teaches in our school), and our two other teachers were discussing something. (more…)

Computers and stuff

Ah! I am again blogging after a really long time! I have been quite about 3 weeks or so. Well, that’s because my half-yearly examinations were going on, and I didn’t want to blog then, as blogging usually fills my head with loads and loads of new ideas to write about. Anyway, that’s the past. The exams were okay. Chemistry was horrible. Others went okay, not really good, or good… 😛

Now about my present situation. (more…)

New Notebook

My new notebook has arrived! Now I am blogging from the notebook itself! We went to the airport to bring my aunt and my brother today. We didn’t even have to wait for long…perhaps 10 minuted or so. I spent that time reading the Kite Runner. Anyway, just when the flight had arrived we went up to the conveyor belt, and we found them waiting to collect their bags! We waived our hands frantically just to make them see us. That is the moment that I enjoy the most whenever they arrive here. After they came home, Kundan(my brother) went to my room and quickly popped out the new Dell Notebook Inspiron! (more…)

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