Bookdown customization examples?

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#1

Can anyone point me to examples where authors have adapted the base format to enhance the appearance of their book. Most seem to just stick to plain vanilla presentation

TIA


#2

I’m not sure if it’s actually bookdown, but, if it is, then Kieran Healy’s Data Visualization for Social Science is impressively well-customized!


#3

Thanks. Does not have a toolbar with a github link but can inspect some css


#4

He’s also on Twitter @kjhealy, I believe.
Oh, and here! :wave: Kieran!


#5

Hello! Yes, it’s customized bookdown. The aspiration is to put up a template, or even a little package, once it’s done. As you might expect, right now behind the scenes it’s not really fit for human consumption.


#6

Good to hear. Look forward to seeing your work as and when


#7

@kjhealy Has your project progressed as far as making anything public?

Also if anyone else has suggestions from their own work - or others - with CSS or other code, I would be very appreciative. I'm working on something now I'd like to add a bit of pizzazz, or at least distinctiveness, to it


#8

This might not be what you're looking for, but Chester Ismay created the thesisdown package, which uses bookdown as the bassi for a thesis template. I wouldn't say it has pizzazz—it's aimed more at getting a traditionally LaTeX-looking thesis out of bookdown, rather than producing a modern-looking book. But it might give you an idea of what does into making a LaTeX template that works with bookdown :slightly_smiling_face:


#9

@rensa Thanks for suggestion - though not quite what I had in mind