I [want] to ensure that [my next] book looks good on all target platforms, by which I mean ink on paper as well as various digital representations (e.g., PDF, HTML, ePub, etc.) I've noticed that many books containing code examples display, er, suboptimally on one or more digital devices, and I want to avoid that.Over the years, I've heard many complaints about the appearance of code-heavy publications (book or magazine article or blog entry, etc.) on digital devices, but I can't recall any cases of people praising the appearance of a programming piece on the device they use. I'd like to believe that this is just because I'm wallowing in ignorance. If you have read a code-heavy publication on a digital device where you felt the job was done well, please tell me! I'm primarily interested in mobile devices like phones, e-readers (e.g., Kindle or Nook) or tablets. PDF on a large laptop is not hard to get right.
If you have an example of code-heavy publishing done well on a mobile device, please email or post as a comment the following information:
- The device being used
- The title of the publication
- The publisher
- The author
- What about the experience you find especially well done