PDF Demo

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These demos are made using the dFlip – 3D Flipbook wordpress plugin.

This plugin allows for reading within the existing web page, full screen or to include a thumbnail as below to read in a full window view. The free version is limited to 30 pages, the premium version has no limits and some nice global settings.

Downsides:

  • Unlike a service like issuu it will not optimise our PDF files for us, which means big files will take longer to load, some pages show a loading animation for a few seconds.
  • This will not solve our problem on the Freedom City Comics website as it only works within WordPress. While there is a jQuery version of same available there is no sensible way of implementing it on the university’s T4 content management set up without breaking licencing agreements.
  • We won’t be able to track read time on individual comic pages like in issuu.
  • No passing views via issuu browsing.
  • When we do find a reader that works on Freedom City Comics website the page views will be counted separately. We will have to do some maths to combine analytics for future reports.
  • There is a page turn sound but I turned it off because it’s annoying.

Issuu is $19 a month. The premium version of this plugin is $39 (or less if we get it during a sale) to own forever for a single end product (that being your website).

We will be able to track some stats via google analytics, such as time spent on the web page and web page views – but separately from the comic embedded anywhere else as it won’t be tracking the PDF file itself.

Upsides:

  • This plugin provides the option to allow users to download our PDF if we wish.
  • If you use the share button (three dots connected together) you can link directly to a specific page within the PDF – example linking to page 7 of Freedom City Comics.
  • We aren’t bound to the whims or outages of an external service.

Freedom City Comics

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Spineless

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Spineless
Freedom City Comics
Newcastle… And That