It really isn’t possible, I suppose. I love the idea of publishing works on e-readers and having them look the same, act the same, and use the same source. But just like browser quirks…no, worse…e-readers from Kindle to iPad’s iBooks use different code and interpret even the same code differently.
I guess that’s one of the reasons I started on this quixotic attempt at building e-books that look good. I look forward to the rise of ePub 3 along with many others in this line of work. It won’t solve all the problems. It might just lead to some better standardization.
Or is that a dream, like building a perfect machine?
I look forward to the attempt. I hope this blog can help others working on e-books, and help both authors and readers understand what a task it is to make these things look good.