Introducing Bookiza — Page flip, adding and removing Pages

Web has traditionally been a scroll. A direct outcome of natural interactions under a pointing device: the mouse.

Introducing Bookiza — Page flip, adding and removing Pages

Web has traditionally been a scroll. A direct outcome of natural interactions under a pointing device: the mouse.

But much has changed since. 

Once we start rethinking interfaces considering the new landscape — touch/tap etc. — a lot of boiler-plate from old-school concepts of web-design go out of the window. It gets simpler, which is hard to eschew. 

A ton of design hacks that we’ve needed for years to just make “the scroll” accessible becomes redundant. For example, simple flipping of pages, like that of a physical book, feels sweet on a touch/gesture surface and is thus a great way to paginate a long webpages. This wasn’t true in 2003, where pagination was better served with numerical equivalents.

It’s not just a On the mobile web, where we often see that an ordinary 5000 word essay, which would be only 4–5 pages long on a desktop, easily becomes an infinite long roll of text that is both painful to read and impossible to reach to the end.

Page flip solves these issues very easily. 

From today, Bubblin allows writers to add pages (or remove) from the stack anywhere into the draft. The pages are counted like shown above, where a page is a container that fits the height + width of the screen; there’s nothing to scroll.