What is the first thing you want to see when you connect with a textbook in your web browser? The first time, the one-thousandth time?
This is just one of the many things David Farmer and I have been grappling with where the physical world of books offers little guidance. We don't have any clear answers. (Though for a research article, the answer is easier - title and author, then the abstract). Ideas, desires and advice are welcome, since we will be acting on it.
There is a typical blank slate at http://linear.ups.edu/scla/html/scla.html. What would you fill it with?
- Table of Contents (presumably navigation is already present)
- Huge graphic that looks like a book cover
- Copyright, license, ISBN, URL, Dedication, Contact info,...
- Chapter 1
- Something else
And a related question: what do you like to put in the "front of the book"? Preface, Prologue, Acknowledgments, Table of Contents, "copyright" page (w/
ISBN, etc), ... What else?
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