Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Subtitles in EPUB 3

Update: I should have been clearer that the “bare” use of subtitle without referencing a scheme is really suboptimal. Using already-defined properties/definitions and referencing them explicitly (like the ONIX codelist example below) is a much better technique, but I did … Continue reading

Safari Books Online is Hiring! Marketing Coordinator Position (Events) – Sebastopol, CA

Marketing Coordinator (Events) Position is located in Sebastopol, CA   Detail-oriented marketing coordinator responsible for assisting with management and implementation of event marketing, social media correspondence, and creation and distribution of sales support materials.    Responsibilities Conduct and summarize event … Continue reading

Safari Books Online is Hiring! Quality Assurance Engineer based in Sebastopol, CA

QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER This position is located in Sebastopol, CA. Safari Books Online is looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer to join our team in Sebastopol. The ideal candidate will provide Quality Assurance of web-based software products in an ecommerce … Continue reading

Free Webcast Recording – Parts 1 & 2: Build iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

It’s a fact – if you know HTML, CSS and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop your own iPhone apps!    You can design and build apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch with existing open … Continue reading

Covers in EPUB 3

Now that EPUB 3 is an IDPF Proposed Specification it seems like a good time to update some of our EPUB blog posts. One of the most popular was Best practices in ePub cover images, which helped clarify how to include a cover image for most ebook readers. While cover image markup wasn’t specified in EPUB, I’m happy to report that EPUB 3 clearly explains how to include a dedicated cover image. Continue reading

What term is searched most often in Safari Books Online?

In 2010, “Android” was the term most often searched for in Safari Books Online. This year it continues to be at the top. Here are the top 20 search terms in 2011: Android Javascript Sharepoint 2010 Python JQuery PHP Java … Continue reading

Safari To Go 2.0.2 Released

We’ve updated Safari To Go in the App Store, fixing the bug affecting passwords with special characters, fixing a bug that was causing blank pages for some users in some situations, and made some performance improvements for searching and browsing. … Continue reading

Winner of Brand New iPad 2 Announced. Congratulations to Peter Tran!

Our Book and Video Review Challenge just concluded and we have selected a winner! Congratulations, Peter Tran! The Book and Video Review Challenge invited Safari Books Online subscribers to write a book or video review and in exchange for their … Continue reading

Safari To Go 2.0 iPad App Now Available Worldwide

The brand-new Safari To Go iPad App is now available worldwide for free in the App Store. A detailed rundown of what’s been addressed from the 1.0 version is available in this post, and I’ve included screenshots below. If you’re … Continue reading

Book Review: The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes

We launched a challenge that invites Safari Books Online subscribers to write a book or video review and in exchange for their review, we’ll enter their name into a drawing to win an eReader of their choice. We also invited … Continue reading

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