NetBSD has several articles that could and are converted to PDF. While the final conversion and its methods is another task, having a nice book layout is necessary.
In this task, you have to research the different styles a NetBSD article would need (i.e., code blocks, other blockquotes, special quotes for commands, for manpages, etc.) and everything around like a front page, the font, etc.
You can deliver the specification either as a Latex style or exactly written with some example images.
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So I have to find and describe all used styles? Should I recommend a good style that can be used in the whole book and should I create a book cover?
with the used and needed styles, you can orient on what the language Markdown defines (like code blocks, blockquotes, etc.).
Then, you should create design patterns how these should look.
In the end, we want to create a design which can be used for a NetBSD book. Currently, we use the standard Latex styles for articles, but something more playful would be nice. Having e.g. a gray box with round corners around code blocks or so...
So all in all, a style as you would give a wiki, but this one should be used for print (and with a focus on being printed only black-white).
You don't have to create a book cover, but you should create a style for headers, maybe even single pages for chapter titles.
I would like to work on this task.
In this can i use some colors ??
or do i have to design a complete layout in black,white and shades of gray...
This task has been assigned to Gauravjeet Singh. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!
sorry for the confusion. Of course you can use colours. You should just notice having high-contrast colours and not much light-on-dark, such that printing the layout on a black-white printer would lead to useful results which are not expensive to print.
But don't feel bounded by that! If you have a design which is not easily black-white-printable, do it nonetheless. We have to find another way for this then.
I now decided to make two layouts:-
one will be in black and white
while the other will be in colour
I am designing the layout in gimp?? its okay or i have to use any other method of doing it.....
You don't have to design two, better focus on one.
You can do it in gimp, but you should also specify which kinds of text are used for which markup.
And you should specify things like font size, font type, etc.
i will upload a gimp file (.xcf) . From there u can check the font type, size etc.
should i write all things in layout..
but by writing these things layout design may disturb ..
Hm, maybe better both. On the one hand, upload a gimp file, on the other hand, write a short text with the definitions. Reading out fonts and other specifications from the gimp file might be wrong.
I just saw at another task that an OpenOffice file was opened differently on two different computers (on one, it was one page, on the other one, two). So the non-graphical things should be textual (margins, padding, font size, colour and type, spacing), and the graphical stuff should be provided as an image.
I have made book design layout in gimp as decided earlier and uploaded the .xcf files and .png files plus a readme file (that contains specifications) here. I designed the layout based on "The NetBSD Guide" and "pkgsrc guide". I just chose a random chapter that contained all types of content and made the layout depending on that. I hope you like it. Have a look at it, if something needs to be changed, tell me and after you find it ok, I will mark my task as completed.
The layout looks nice! Thank you very much! This task is indeed completed.
I just see: You have to mark the task as completed, then I can approve it.
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