Chapter 2. CSS 3 Paged Media

CSS3’s new Paged Media spec provides us with a set of tools to craft all book formats—including print—from the same HTML source, establishing a fresh, flexible, and attainable route to single-source publishing. Framed around the research and implementation of a CSS-based workflow at O’Reilly, Nellie McKesson introduces some of the new features in the Paged Media spec that make print-book production with CSS possible. In this portion of the talk, Nellie reviews some of the key pieces in the Paged Media spec, such as the page and box models, generated content, folios and running elements, floats, and printer elements (bleeds, crop marks).

Further Reading

"Building Books with CSS 3," by Nellie McKesson, A List Apart, Issue 353

CSS 3 Paged Media Module, W3C Working Draft