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.



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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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