I wished we'd read the "Apple's iBooks Author: The iTunes of Self-Publishing Apps?" article much earlier in the semester because finally(!) I understand what we're doing in this class. Perhaps it was my lack of listening skills or my lack of technological savvy that prevented me from comprehending what we were doing up 'til now. By the number of questions I ask (about everything, not just what's going on in class), I'd say it's probable that I need fuller explanations than most, so maybe we can leave the explanation with that. All I know is that today's article hit me with something as loud and explosive and akin to Christmas as the Hallelujah Chorus.
Without a doubt, the article we read today is going to be my bible for the next month simply because it gave me my first indication of what all iBooks Author can do and what all we're expected to do for these collaborative and individual projects. I'm honestly wondering how I was ever able to submit a project proposal before reading this article. Because, really: how can you submit a project proposal for something you hope to design with tools you know nothing about? I'm finding out from this article what is and is not possible with my project proposal and how I might go about doing the things that are possible. Something I'm glad I now know?: that I'm going to have to copy my text into iBooks Author with it in PDF form to have it in the fonts that I want. Beyond that, not a lot of the article made sense to me, but it will. It absolutely will. And you can bet that I'll be reading David Girard's other article about Adobe InDesign too.