Back in August I asked several designers and developers for their opinions of presenting content within a flip-able, page-turning environment. At the time I wasn’t really sold on the idea, but a new service from Cubedesigners, called Fluidbook, does seem to be a step in the right direction. It seems much easier to view and browse than the previous examples I’ve seen.
Addendum: Additional sources for future reference.
I’m really interested in getting your developer/designer opinions on this type of Flash interface.
The concept of on-line publications with flip-able pages has been around for quite a few years now but has never really taken off. Why? I know my view on the subject but am very curious to know what others think of the concept.
Do you enjoy using publications presented this way or would you prefer to view a standard web page/PDF document instead?
Although the text is a little too small in my own basic example, do you think that you would take the time to read a document/magazine presented this way?
Might the technology be better suited towards certain types of publications, e.g. photography based, “coffee table” books?
Would the page ‘flipping’ begin to annoy you after a few clicks?
Further examples of this concept in use can be viewed at: