I’ve been following new developments around CSS Paged Media and PrintCSS for a while now. I never had the chance to test them out in a real word project. Until recently. The publishing house I work for wants to produce personalized novels. Customers can customize (*badum *tsch) their novel in a web fronted written in Python. The output is plain HTML5.
To avoid overhead I set out to typeset the different novels with web technologies. These are my findings:
tl;dr: It pretty much went smoothly. CSS Paged Media is even more convenient than InDesign in some aspects.
Docraptor.com (with Prince XML as the engine) was my Converter of choice.
I would only wish for one missing feature, otherwise typesetting was a breeze.