Page curls only work on SWF exports.
Page curls are (thank God!) a dying breed. Flash (SWF) is going away, and is not available on mobile devices. It's a much overused feature that is fortunately dying away.
+1 on Steve's post.
There is zero reason to be doing this anymore. The wow factor is more of
So no page transistion of Any kind works on the internet? (forget page curl, although wow factor still there in some certain market segments that are not as current as cutting edge markets are.)
Spider John wrote:
So no page transistion of Any kind works on the internet?
Depends on what you mean by "on the internet."
In a PDF? Perhaps, but no guarantees. You can't dictate what browser and browser plugin is used, and there are plenty of user-level settings that can affect what happens when your PDF is opened. The page transitions in this demo work for me. How 'bout you?
Bob, your yawn on page curls may be true, but I always sorta liked how that looked. It reminds me of earlier this year I was listening to Sandy Cohen declare that drop shadows were for hack designers. "But I like drop shadows," I protested. If I haven't put a drop shadow on something by 8:30 am each morning, I start to get the shakes!
Yes PDF, sorry did not clarify that...took the assume position.
What you need to give up in order to even attempt it, is not worth it.
You wind up rasterizing every including text in order to use a cheezy
Not worth it.
And I feel that if Apple adopted flash on the iPad - flash would be widely accepted now.
You're so right, Eugene.
At the university where I teach once a year, the curriculum coordinator told me that she couldn't schedule enough Flash classes.
The day after Jobs decreed there would never be SWF on the iPhone/iPhad, she said registrations completely evaporated.
My love affair with page curls dates all the way back to 1995 when KPT (Kai's Power Tools) came out with plug-ins for Photoshop that allowed us to create print page curls.
They were the drop shadows of their day.
And then InDesign made it easy for ID users to create interactive curl/turns.
But with SWF dead, there is no need for the hacks to make turns/curls in any documents.
Sandee Cohen wrote:
That's right Sandee
I also think it's a fad. Never saw the lure of an tablet in any sense or form.
Not a phone, not a computer. An expensive internet machine.
I *get* the tablet. It's all about production versus consumption. Laptops for production; tablets for consumption.
Apple ostensibly killed Flash to save battery life, but they really wanted to make the app business model work—who would bother to buy or download apps if they could run uncurated from a browser? You can't blame Apple for doing it, obviously it's worked out well for them. Everyone thinks that Flash is the source of bad taste on the internet, but cheesy .swf banner ads are now easily replaced by cheesy .js banner ads. Go to Eugene's link and you will see page curl is here to stay.
The sad part is 4 years ago there was some really interesting Flash web work being done—see the www.thefwa.com—fwa still showcases cutting edge web work, but now it's 80% HTML/.js and 20% Flash. The current .js work never would have been considered 4 years ago, but we've gone back 10 years where all of a sudden animated page transitions or rudimentary 3d animations are considered cutting edge.