2 Tools for the ebook makers

A new tool has been released in the past few days that will likely be a lot of help in proofing the code that goes.

CSSLint checks CSS (cascading style sheet) code. CSS is how you control the formatting of a webpage or ebook.  It won't tell you what code works in Epub or Kindle, but it will point out the typos and other basic errors.

While I was at it, I thought it would be a good idea to also show you JSLint. This checks Javascript, a programming language you can use for webpages. Most ebook reading platforms don't support Javascript just yet, so it's not very useful. But you're going to need this tool when Epub3 rolls around.

Before you use them, please keep something in mind. These tools will only check your code for errors. They cannot tell if if the code will do what you want. That's much more complicated and usually requires some degree of trial and error.

They're also web based, so you'll need to copy and paste your code before running the tools.

CSSLint

JSLint

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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