The first flash scripts to show a flip book animation on a website appeared a few years ago. The most advanced script was programmed by IpariGrafika in Hungary. A dynamic version with an external xml file based on IpariGrafika’s script was published in 2005 by Steve Palmer on the Blogspace of 76design in Canada.
Today, IpariGrafika still offers the version 2.25 of the PageFlip script for free, but the new scalable versions 3.5 are associated with a paid licence ranging from 25 US$ for one website without source code to 395 US$ for unlimited commercial use with source code included. A special website www.pageflip.hu bas been created to promote and distribute the different versions. Several demonstrations of the pageflip script for artworks catalogs can be seen at the website of Leslie’s Artgallery in Luxembourg.
Two years ago, a script called pagepeel related to the pageflip animation appeared as a new interesting advertising form on websites. Pagepeel is a small animated pageear waving on the top right side of a website. It reveals a hint of something behind it. When a visitor moves the mouse over it, it pulls down like peeling the page down to reveal the eye catching ad design, while not effecting the website.
The pagepeel script is also named pagecurl, magiccorner, adpeel, peelad, eselsohr, flash peel, … There are a lot of more or less well designed pagepeel scripts available on the net, but only a single one is available for free. It’s the pagepeel flashscript developped by Christian Harz from Webpicasso Media in Germany. A scalable version 1.4 was released on june 29th, 2008. A tutorial about programming a pagepeel script is shown on www.pagepeel.info.
In the IE browser, animated GIF’s are stopped running when the pageear closes. Tip : The small image has an x-offset of 3 pixels and y-offset of 1 pixel.