Flip or slide – which one is better for ebooks and magazines?

Jani / Tips and tutorials / January 9th, 2015 / 1 Comment »

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Just to be clear from the beginning, I’m talking about the navigation effect – how the page turns on digital books and magazines (not about FlipSnack and SlideSnack, both great Snacktools products).

Flip effect:

The flip effect is great because it makes the magazine or book look and feel like a real printed one and you can add to that a page flip sound to make it seem even more real. From our users perspective, flip is the winner effect, especially for desktops and laptops.

Slide effect:

People consume media today on different devices: desktops, tablets and smartphones. Ebooks and magazines that have a slide effect on mobile devices (tablets and smartphones) provide a better user experience, so when you publish a magazine, you should acknowledge the range of devices people are using.

The good news is that you can have the best of the both worlds! With FlipSnack you will use the flip effect on desktops and then choose your desired effect for mobiles (in landscape mode): flip or slide. We recommend using the slide effect for mobile devices.

Do you prefer the flip effect or the slide?

About Jani

Janina is passionate about PR, digital publishing and online marketing. She loves the seaside, crafts, books, adventures and summer nights.

One Response to “Flip or slide – which one is better for ebooks and magazines?”

  1. Alicia says:

    Love the “flip” effect, too! Wish FlipSnack would add the “flipping” sound back so that it has the cool effect, but for anyone who is looking for it, you can find other online e-publishers who will do it through a simple google search. I plan to wait until FlipSnack adds it back and go with them though, because I love their platform and features the most!

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