Quick intro for creating folders on an iPad
Creating our own folders to organize files has always been on top of the wish list for the iPad. With iOS 4.2 we finally have the capability of creating desktop folders to store applications, photos, videos or any other content.
In addition, creating folders on the iPad is an easy way to limit the number of screens we have to scroll through when searching for a file or an application.
Create the folder
Create a new folder by tapping and holding down any of the application icons that you want to organize into a folder. Hold it until the icon starts wiggling.
Drag the icon on top of any other icon which you want to include in your folder. This will cause the home screen on your iPad to fade. A folder display will appear containing both of the application icons which you touched. Read more »
The Baker E-book Framework is a free, open-source platform to create e-books for the iPad. The framework was developed by a team of Italian software geeks, allowing designers and web developers to transform fixed-width HTML5 pages into an e-book format and subsequently publish the finished product. All publishers have to do is follow the Apple App Store submission guidelines.
The first step involves creating a HTML5 version of your book with fixed width of 768 pixels that works and looks fine using Safari in iPad or via downloadable support CSS at Baker’s site. Keep all files in a flat directory called book and name the html files according to their page number (eg. 1.html, 2.html ….) which is the HPub format. The naming convention is still somewhat strict, but that will change over the next few releases.
Finally download the Baker Framework and follow the simple instructions contained in the readme.txt file:
- Rename the Xcode project
- Include your book
- Include your icon
- Follow the App Store submission instructions
You can check out a sample book created by the Baker folks, 5×15 Tokyo.
Casali and his team hope their creation will lead to more beautiful e-books and digital magazines on the iPad, and for other WebKit-enabled devices later.
You can download the Baker Framework files at the official site, and you can also join the project itself on GitHub.