Talk:Wikijunior draft page layout

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This is a very good start. I am looking at some old books of this sort for kids that my mom has kept around for teaching. I think we can come to some good ideas. I will say that i particularly like the talking tiger and the balloon questions. Maybe each booklet can have a host like that, guiding kids around. Danny 01:03, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Yeah that's what I had in mind. One host cartoon character for each booklet. The only problem I can see with the speech balloons, is that they can't be easily edited. It has to be done in a graphics program. Having said that - plenty of people know how to use a graphics program. Theresa knott 06:02, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)
No worries. I have access to Adobe Illustrator, and custom text boxes and page layouts are a piece of cake. -- user:zanimum
Yeah but i was thinking more of other editors who might want to change the text while the book was in developement. Come to think of it, we could put the speech bubble text in a table at the top of the page in wikibooks. Then you could put it into the speech bubbles when you get the book ready for printing. Theresa knott 02:52, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)
SVG? It shouldn't be that hard to whip up a script that lets you change the text content.... --KinkoBlast 00:34, 24 Feb 2005 (UTC)

If anyone is interested, I have published a beta version (are there beta versions for books?) of Wikijunior Big Cats in PDFhere. Make sure you turn on the "facing pages" option, otherwise it will all look a bit odd.

Munchkinguy -- Where is the best place for me to comment on your layout, here? I'm a new arrival at this project site so please excuse the basic question. Great work, hats off to you!

Keith Fisher 23:48, 13 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]