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page flipping effect


This effect turns the page like a hardcover.

Nice for a book cover, but you can make any page in the book like that.


Like the softpage effect, but without the 'diagonal twist'.

Since it doesn't use css transformations, it's used in page with flash or as fallback on old browsers.

page flipping effect


This effect Softpages folds like a regular sheet of paper.

Drag this edge of the page and see how it folds nicely.

wowBook it's


Create your content with the skills and tools you already know, like HTML, Javascript and CSS.



the way you're used to

Let the book fits into your site's design, and not the other way around.


Basic support for displaying thumbnails.

CSS Sprite thumbnails:

You need to create a CSS Sprite and define a thumbnail size.

They are lighter and faster, but need to rebuild the image whenever you change the page contents and/or the thumbnails size.

Automatic thumbnails:

Automatically created, each thumbnail is a clone of the page that is scaled down to the thumbnail size. They are more resource intensive than sprites thumbnails, but easier to update. Some browsers don't do the "scale down" part very well, leading to less than optimal (i.e., ugly) results.

Change Type:

Change Size:

Only valid with automatic thumbnails.

Change position:


The zoom feature lets your users magnify your content to admire all the minimum details.

Configurable, multiple levels of zoom.

Design friendly : control the size and the position of the book when zoomed.

Deep linking

Create a link to any page and they will work as expected, like this one (opens a new window).

wowBook updates the browser's address bar to point to the current page, allowing your user bookmark what he is seeing and get back later.

Back button support

wowBook doesn't breaks your browser's back button.

Automatic page numbering

Numbering the pages of your book is boring , specially during development. Let wowBook do it for you.

Choose where the numbers start and where they ends.

Customize the appearance and position using CSS.

Slide Show

Turn your book into a slide show.

You can choose if you wanna pause on hover too.



It's possible to use flash in your books, but you will be limited to the "basic flipping effect" on the page that have the flash object (and ONLY in that page).

Currently, most browsers do not handle well the css transformations used by wowbook when applied to a flash object.

and MORE

  • Browser support : browser logos
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Mouse wheel navigation / zoom
  • Play flipping sound
  • Documentation
  • Source code
  • Examples
  • Rich API