So iBooks author proves both friend and foe. It allows you to self publish any work you desire (at a price) and provides a different multi-modal medium to write in. However, the program is filled with templates and restricted formatting which limits personal expression. That said, the certain templates provided can aid less tech-savvy people and provide something visually aesthetic whether or not they’re promoting personal hobbies (cooking) or constructing a text book for educational purposes. Luckily there are various video tutorials to guide you through the creation process.
Today we chose five numbers between 24-144 (page numbers) and those five pages represented different objects that must be integrated in an experimental work in iBooks author.
My five items were:
– Airedale terriers
– The buoys
– The last but not least (snake)
– Flags of the world in egg shapes
– Our early unlimited inboard hydroplanes of seattle seafairs 1951-1954 gold cup races.
A seemingly odd mixture, I chose to produce the story in the perspective of a small town boy from Alabama with a sweet and quirky family.
I’m both in favour and not of the program, but like Photoshop, I imagine it’s just something that needs to be played around with. I think because of the nature of the final major assignment, I’d feel more comfortable approaching iBooks author than a HTML depending on difficulty level.