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

Sunday 31st March 2013

  • 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

Wednesday 6th March 2013

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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.

http://devaldi.com/zine/Flip_Book_SVG.html  

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Crystal clear document viewing in HTML5 using SVG

Monday 18th February 2013

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We believe SVG is here to stay and that the technology is finally reaching a maturity well worth considering in cases like viewing and displaying PDF documents on the web. Only flash has been able to display PDF documents using vector graphics up until this point but we have made some great progress lately in minimising SVG files down to manageable sizes even for very large and complex publications.

As a consequence, we are boosting our efforts to support SVG as an alternative display format and we will shortly be releasing an updated publisher and viewer with support for this fantastic format.

Give it a try already!
http://devaldi.com/adaptiveui/SVG_Document_Viewer.php

Contact us for more information!

FlexPaper 2.1.0 (classic and flip book) release notes

Thursday 14th February 2013

  • Fix for hovering in FlexPaper Zine HTML to allow the user to hover the entire width of the document

  • Zine now allowing mouse down/drag interaction in both flash and html mode as opposed to mouse move when reading in zoomed in mode. Set the zoomDragMode attribute to true in the <general> node of your UI config file to enable this
  • HTML5 now supports split mode if a JSON file is provided

  • A Java back-end admin console now added for FlexPaper accross all builds

  • jQuery upgraded for the FlexPaper Annotations viewer

  • Issue fixed related to the php setup package and its ability to alter the config file in certain environments

  • Issue related to split json files fixed for flash viewer

  • FlexPaper desktop publisher updated to use split mode for publications larger than 500 kb

  • Selections on iPad are now created by holding down the finger just as any other normal document (affecting annotations + viewer)

  • Search result text now localizable in AdaptiveUI

  • Switching from portrait to landscape in touch devices improved for Zine

  • FlexPaper Zine now works for IE8, IE7 even if flash is not present

FlexPaper 2.0.6 for Flex SDK 4.6 now available

Wednesday 13th February 2013

We have just updated our 4.6.0 library for anyone who is using the latest version of Adobe Flex. The previous Flex 3.5 branch will still be updated going forward and still acts as our main branch. 

FlexPaper Desktop Publisher for Windows released!

Monday 28th January 2013

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We are excited to announce our newest addition to our component suite, FlexPaper Desktop Publisher! 
This application will hopefully help a great deal to anyone who does not have the knowledge or ability to use either of our web based publishing packages (currently available for ASP.NET, PHP or Java). 

The desktop publisher is currently available to Windows and will shortly also be available for Mac/OSX users.

You can download the publisher from our download page.