Who we are
Writing is at the heart of civilization. Every step forward in the history of writing has been a major step forward in the history of mankind. The latest one, hypertext and the web, working on any device, in every language, giving a voice to anyone, is bringing profound changes to society, connecting people like never before.
But along the way, something of value was lost. Due to technological limitations, typography and typesetting on the web today remain behind what was common place in printed media. Not merely decorative, many of these styling techniques had been developed over decades, even centuries, to improve the reading experience.
Vivliostyle —from βιβλίο (“book”, in Greek) and style— is here to address that. We take CSS, one of the cornerstones of the web, responsible for how it looks, and extend it to support this rich typography tradition. So that the web can be as nice to read as the nicest books. So the nicest books can be made with web technologies. So that web and print don't have to stay separate worlds.
Vivliostyle supports W3C standards as a W3C member. The following W3C standardization will be particularly important for us:
- Company Name
- Vivliostyle Inc.
(“株式会社ビブリオスタイル” in Japanese)
- ISHIDA Tomoyuki (石田 智之)
- 12 August 2014
4-6 Co-Lab Sendagaya, 1-13-11 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo