I an SO freaking happy. I have been working on infrastructure for several projects, including finding public domain graphics, which I posted about on Wednesday. Today I’m talking templates in the area of infrastructure. A big project I’m working on, two of them, in fact, require them; both are e-publications. (UPDATE: Just skip to the bottom for a link to a download site. ) Or skim on to enjoy the jaunty angle of my semantic hat.)
Digression: I’ve never approached graphics and templates in a systematic fashion. It is sort of like” the cobbler’s children have no shoes” sort of dilemma. Infrastructural elements require systemic consideration if you are building an infrastructure that will be able to tapped for many projects. As a semiotician and taxonomy-loving nerd I should be organized, but I’m not. This is a post in and of itself too! I’m just so freaking creative when I think of infrastructure! It gets me all excited!
Basically, I am hunting for Pages templates that I can use on the iPad. (Pages is a document creation and processing application offered by Apple.)
Digression… again: I will spiff some up and maybe even open then up for download, possibly for a teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy fee. I have to quit giving everything away for free. There is a name for girls who do that… collegial. Sheesh, what did you think I meant? But, that’s another topic.
I am working on an iPad 2 so apps on later versions may behave differently from what I experience. I just am not sure about this and do not have time for a trip to the Apple Store to find out.
Pages for the iPad, on my iPad 2, has no ability to create landscape documents. This is utterly stupid. However you can open landscape documents in Pages on an iPad. I found an entire collection of landscape documents which you can download to your desktop, make a folder – that is what I am doing, then send the folder to yourself, open on an iPad and Ta-Dah you have your templates. Just be sure to copy them before you use them or you will lose the template document and only have your altered document.
So where do you get these lovely document templates? At imore.com. You will have to register with the site to get access to downloads, forums, or blogs. If you register I recommend registering with Facebook, Twitter or Open…whatever it is called, because the Captcha for registering with an email is a booga-booga of hassle.