The IDPF announced the Fixed Layout specification on the 15th March 2012. Here it is 17th March 2012 and we are able to have the first IDPF sample fixed layout ePub3 books up for viewing on AZARDI Online.
It was relatively straight-forward to map the IDPF specification to the AZARDI fixed layout method as the match was very close. There are only so many ways fixed layout can be done!
You can view the IDPF samples A Voyage of Life and Page Blanche here on the AZARDI OL demo site.
We have also uploaded the IDPF sample version of Moby Dick with two chapters containing SMIL overlays for those interested in this area of the ePub3 feature list.