November 18, 2010

A beautifully done HTML5 book from Google

Check out the company’s “20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web,” then check out some background info from the dev team:

We built “20 Things” in HTML5 so that we could incorporate features that hearken back to what we love about books—feeling the heft of a book’s cover, flipping a page or even reading under the covers with a flashlight. In fact, once you’ve loaded “20 Things” in the browser, you can disconnect your laptop and continue reading, since this guidebook works offline.

This is exactly the kind of thing that Adobe should help people create.  InDesign supports creation of similar content running in Flash, but runtimes are just means to an end. (I should note that this is just my opinion, and I’m not involved with digital publishing efforts.) [Via Scott Evans]

Posted by John Nack at 3:11 PM on November 18, 2010


  • Ryan — 6:53 AM on November 19, 2010

    The book doesn’t seem to be working for me. Just skips to the back cover and shows all the credits. Boo. I tried it on Safari, Firefox, and even chrome. No luck.

    [Well, there’s always Flash. ;-) –J.]

  • JoaquinGustavo — 10:19 AM on November 20, 2010

    Hey i just discover this blog and its amazin’, well done! (:

  • JoaquinGustavo — 10:20 AM on November 20, 2010

    btw i just see that book on safari and works pretty well.

  • bindesh — 12:16 AM on July 16, 2012

    very nice :-)

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