[thelist] Archive.org FlipBooks

Mark Groen evolt at markgroen.com
Sat Feb 16 15:09:26 CST 2008

On February 16, 2008 7:50:45 am Randal Rust wrote:
> Archive.org has this fancy feature where you can look at old texts by
> *flipping* the pages. It's just an animation of sorts. Here is an
> example:
> http://www.openlibrary.org/details/adventuresoftoms00twaiiala
> Does anyone know of an existing package that does this? Archive.org is
> using PHP, and it has to rely on some JS like jQuery, YUI or Mootools.

The original author of the script was Jesse Crossen and is now maintained it 
seems by Brad Neuberg who blogs at http://codinginparadise.org/ and has a 
post about that application here:


View the source of the iframe and you'll see some of what is involved. For a 
simpler javascript solution the term to Google for may be better as:

javascript page turn

O'Reilly has an explanation of the effect here in Flash:



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