We have just been through a small in-house publishing project where the layout capabilities of XHTML and CSS for print was fully exploited. We are in the process of adding 150 new production editors and they have to be fully trained in image processing, proofing and XML production in just a few weeks. It's a pressure-cooker course.
We have our own highly optimized production tools for all aspects of digitization work so the steep learning curves associated with third party desktop applications is removed. But the production teams still have to all be able to talk with the same quality vocabulary, and instantly analyse books, magazines and other content into various structures for processing in IGP:FLIP and production to print, e-books and channel delivered content.
It was essential that the learning process and training outcomes could be quantified. One of the main learning and evaluation tools we decided to use for the knowledge aspects of this program was Flashcards. Good old fashioned printed ones so they can be taken home and used anywhere any time.
We needed to make a lot of Flashcards very fast. They had to be authored, reviewed, and fully pilot tested before going live with users. Creating a lot of flashcard sets is a big undertaking and very detailed work. To the rescue - XHTML and the new CSS-3 box-sizing: border-box in IGP:FLIP.
For those who don't know what box-sizing does, you can read a bit more here. The important point is that Firefox, Safari and PrinceXML all support this powerful CSS feature.