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3 Ways to Make HTML5 Flipping Magazine

Posted Jul 18 2013 2:35am

Do you want to publish your print version magazine on the web? With the new HTML5 and page flipping technology you could create pixel-perfect page turning html5 digital magazine with cross-browser support. That's mean your PDF magazine can be read on all devices via browsers, such as desktop computer, tablet, smartphone or touching devices. What's more, you don't have to spend unlimited budget to employ specific designers and developers to build such digital magazine, the following ways will help you save a lot of time and money to make such magazine.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
Adobe DPS is the leading solution for digital magazine creations. Many publishers already rely on this software to develop magazines. It is a good tool to transform print publications into interactive, media-rich experiences that help you attract and retain high-value readers and advertisers. The published digital issues are for all leading mobile devices. Pros
Very little workflow change for people familiar with the Adobe products already.
Cons
At the moment the output formats are tablet only: iPad and Android.
A little expensive for most users.

HTML5 framework
Baker is an HTML5 ebook framework for publishing interactive books and magazines which uses open web standards. You create your book as a collection of HTML, CSS, JS and image files. Then to create an iOS app, drop them into a folder with a customised book.json manifest and build using the Baker Xcode project. The best source of features and bugs are on the Github page, this will give you an idea of what is supported and what to avoid.
Pros
There are several Baker-created books and magazines in the App Store already so the framework is working for many people.
Support for Apple's Newsstand is built into the latest version of Baker, so your content can be in Newsstand by default if you choose.
Cons
While there is a sample set of HTML book files to download on Github, there isn't much guidance in terms of what you can or should do to make the most of the platform.

PDF to HTML5 magazine software
Many PDF flip software provides page flipping solution to enable users to create page turning html5 online magazines and give users real reading experience by flipping pages while reading. You don't have to learn complex coding, it always easy to do the magazine creation work in few minutes. Take Kvisoft Flipbook Maker for example, it enable users to combine PDF magazines, videos, images, and swf videos into attractive rich media digital magazine. The output of magazine can be viewed on any devices via mobile broswers.
Cons
Free tools cannot generate multimedia flipping magazine, you have to use commercial tool to do it.
Pros
Easy to develop amazing magazines in minutes.

With the growing number of mobile phones, tablets, and eReaders, why limit your e-magazine audience? Use the ways above to make your HTML5 magazine to broad your audience and extend your sales.

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