I’m a co-founder of a non-profit organization (bricklayer.org) that developed a system for teaching coding and math by engaging kids in art. I want to write an interactive textbook that will make it easier for kids (and parents) to use our tools and curriculum. I’m a mac person who was very impressed with the Learning Swift ibook developed by Apple. I wanted to create a similarly polished book. I started with ibooks author, then used Hype to create a few animations, and was happy with what I could do with those tools. However, a majority of my target audience will not have an apple device, so I decided to switch to an epub, still using ibooks author. When I exported my book and opened it with (chrome’s) readium, none of the animations worked. Hmm. Then I realized how little I know about this area!
So…at this point I am thinking that creating my book in html is basically the only way to achieve my goal of having a multiplatform interactive product. Is this conclusion correct? If so, are there html book templates? I’m having a hard time finding something useful when I search for these. Most seem to want to convert a pdf to html or create a site for selling books.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.