|02-03-2011, 11:30 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Hello! You may remember me from posting in December about my data processing efforts of Steve Pavlina's blog posts (the long articles, and all the blog posts).
Since then, I have been working on yet another remix project. Or more precisely, YOU will be working on your own remix.
I give you BuildPavlina.com
The idea is that you can create your own PDF ebook with just a few easy clicks.
You can read more: About, and FAQ
Although it does say coming soon, it is ready for use if you are keen. You can login (using your Google Account) and that's it.
Any feedback you have is appreciated, either by posting here or you can email me alfred dot pang at gmail dot com.
More about myself: I have quit my full-time job in October 2010 in order to pursue the startup dream. I have created BuildPavlina.com as a way to exercise my technical chops and of course, as a fan-inspired tribute to Steve Pavlina. I am keenly interested in technologies related to the future of reading: Kindle, ebooks, e-publishing. Please feel free to contact me if your interests are aligned with mine.
|02-04-2011, 12:00 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
My feedback is that linking to a website that hasn't even begun construction, asking me to give you my email, makes me hit the big "x" in the right corner.
Build the website, then come back and link me to it and I'll give it a try.
|02-04-2011, 12:10 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
I probably wasn't so clear in my post. The "front door" says coming soon, but I'm opening up the "back door" for those that are interested.
And yes it is usable right now as advertised:
I probably shouldn't be so shy (i.e. having the front door say coming soon) about having it all working and done - sorry for the misunderstanding.
EDIT: If you are really keen about trying it but don't have a Google Account - you can try it at the demo account (but PDF generation is very restricted).
Last edited by alfredp; 02-04-2011 at 01:00 AM. Reason: adding non-login demo url
|02-06-2011, 10:13 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Brisbane Australia
Not Bad. The interface is nice and clean, and simple to navigate. I only used the demo account, so not sure what extra is on the actual login, however to me the demo user account does esentially what you are saying, without any fluff.
Not to keen on the formatting of the pdf's, it is easily readible, however wondering if it is the most optimal for ebook readers? A lot of the page seems to be wasted.
|02-06-2011, 10:54 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Yeah, this is interesting, but not anything groundbreaking. This website could be created by millions of people, and for that reason I have to say that while the idea is nice, I could probably make pdf's of my favorite articles myself, but I'm sure other people may find it useful, those without technical skills and those who like to read Steve's articles while doing other things.
|02-09-2011, 03:02 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
What a cool idea. Personally, I'd rather read the article on the site itself, but that's just me. Having the ebook format a bit nicer would be good too. Right now, the pages are really short, so it makes each article take up a massive amount of pages. Also, the articles sometimes begin in the middle of the page, which is annoying. If you could restrict each article to starting at the top of a pdf page, it'd be nice.
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