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WowBook, a flipbook jQuery plugin

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WowBook is jQuery plugin that allows you to create a online publication(like a book or magazine) with 2 different page flipping effects.

LAST UPDATE: 26 Mar 2015

  • wowbook now can render PDF files using the PDFjs library! See more info in the live preview.
  • loop during slide show mode
  • tool to help generate a image sprite for thumbnails

Features :

  • doesn’t need flash
  • lazy loading
  • curl page corner on hover
  • automatic thumbnails
  • right to left support
  • 2 realistic page flipping effects, one for hardcovers and other for regular sheets of paper.
  • supports all major browsers (fallback for IE7 and IE8)
  • easy to use: create your content using HTML and CSS.
  • Responsive
  • touch support (including pinch to zoom)
  • Fullscreen
  • Double pages
  • Unclosable book (also called book without covers)
  • Deeplinking
  • links work as expected: create a link to a page or a element inside the book, and the book will show the respective page
  • zoom
  • support browser’s back button
  • slideshow (with option for loop)
  • keyboard navigation (configurable)
  • mouse wheel navigation (configurable)
  • API
  • plays a turning page sound in browsers with support to the audio tag
  • automatic page numbering
  • tool to help generate a image sprite for thumbnails
Updated 15/03/2015:
  • New feature: support for PDF files
  • loop during slide show mode
  • tool to help generate a image sprite for thumbnails
Updated 14/11/2014:
  • New feature: book without cover
  • various bug fixes
Updated 01/07/2014:
  • Pinch to zoom, zoom with fluid animation and book is draggable in zoom mode.
Updated 23/04/2014:
  • New feature: Lazy loading
Updated 13/04/2014:
  • New feature: Right-to-left support
Updated – 8/04/2014:
  • New feature: Fullscreen
  • New feature: Double pages
Updated – 28/03/2014:
  • New feature: Responsive
  • Better performance
Updated – 09/04/2013:
  • New feature: Thumbnails
  • bugfix : zoom wasn’t working properly in IE8 and viewing in documentMode IE7
Updated – 21/03/2013:
  • bugfix : Chrome makes the cover ‘jump’ when you hover next to the cover’s border.
  • bugfix : tap on the page border isn’t turning the pages
Updated – 11/03/2013:
  • curl page corner on hover
Updated – 28/02/2012:
  • support IE10
  • support jquery 1.9.1
  • bugfix on touch support.
  • minor bugfixes on some edge cases.
  • added configuration option ‘zoomMin’

Updated – 26/06/2012:

  • touch support on ipad: drag pages border and swipe to change pages.
  • ‘hardpage’ effect uses 3D when available.
  • bugfix: on IE, images inside a page can prevent the user from drag the page edge.

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11 March 12

Last Update:
28 March 15

Compatible Browsers:
IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome

Files Included:
JavaScript JS, HTML, CSS, Layered PNG

Software Version:


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