FlexPaper Version 2.1.1 release notes incl Zine (flip book) and annotations

  • HTML5 rendering routine updated (0.7.250)

  • HTML5 rendering routine compressed another 400 kb to 865 kb

  • Improved stability in turning pages quickly for Zine HTML/HTML5 modes

  • Split mode now fully supported in Zine HTML5 mode to reduce bandwidth consumption. Publications are typically split with a tool like pdftk:

    pdftk.exe Paper.pdf burst output Paper_%02d.pdf compress

    The HTML5 rendering mode will use split mode if the following syntax is used when supplying the PDFFile parameter: [*,padding] where padding is the minimum number of digits in the number with zeros’s (0) used to fill. For example a document split into

    Paper_01.pdf, Paper_02.pdf .. Paper_99.pdf, will use the following syntax:
    PDFFile : ‘Paper_[*,2].pdf’,

  • PHP and ASP.NET sample updated to support HTML5 split mode with support for PDFtk as suggested utility for this

  • Performance improvements for Zine (flip book reader) in HTML5 mode

  • Zine in HTML5 mode now uses image thumbnails if they are supplied, to avoid excessive rendering

  • Issue corrected for Safari in Zine (in flip book reader) where the cursor would position itself incorrectly when Zooming in

  • Issue corrected for Zine (in flip book reader) in HTML/HTML5 mode affecting search where the first hit would not always be found
  • Corrected an issue related to text fragments being used from the pdf rather from json file in HTML5 split mode

  • Left and right panels in HTML/HTML5 mode for zine (in flip book reader) now clickable as in flash version

  • Improved performance in rescaling Zine (in flip book reader) in HTML/HTML5 mode using the slider

  • jQuery upgraded to 1.9.1 for FlexPaper Classic and FlexPaper Zine

  • Corrected an issue related to left and right panels in HTML/HTML5 (in flip book reader) mode where they would not show in certain sizes

  • Fixed an issue in Zine/HTML/HTML5 portrait mode where the next button would not work in some scenarios

  • Search abstracts expanding to the left of the flip book viewer now available in the HTML/HTML5 reader

  • Various corrections for FlexPaper annotations BookView mode (InitViewMode : ‘BookView’)

  • Corrections for viewing annotations in full screen where the toolbar wouldn’t show in some cases

  • The HTML mode for the Zine flip book now supports rendering high resolution images when zoomed in with support for sliced pages to optimize download speed and quality

  • Correction for the PHP setup package which causes errors in some file names with spaces in them

  • Zine web server package now includes a java backend example

  • Correction for customizable UI in flash mode where the slider was not reacting when sliding quickly to the low end of the slider

  • Correction for annotations where annotations would disappear when switching back and forth between two page and portrait

  • Reading more improved for iPhone in Zine flip HTML/HTML5 view

  • Fix applied for Zine (flash version) to better manage differently sized pages

  • FlexPaper Publisher now available to Mac users! Make sure the following tools are installed prior to installing FlexPaper Publisher

    if you want to be able to use the full range of formats:

    1) Install MacPorts http://www.macports.org/

    2) From the command line, install the following ports:

    swftools, pdf2json, pdftk, mupdf (you can use the following command to do this: sudo port install swftools pdfjson pdftk mupdf)

As sharp as it gets? Vector graphics in HTML5 flip books


Our journey with SVG goes on and we have progressed further with minimising HTML5/SVG as well as getting vector graphics to render in flip book style publications and done some great progress. We still think there is plenty of improvement left to be done but we would love your feedback and hear what you think. Try our demo below but please note that this demo has not yet been optimised for FireFox.