HTML5 Online Catalog Page Flips

Project Description

Employees in the vehicle business of any kind are historically used to flipping through large catalogs when looking for spare sparts. One strategy to master the paper-to-web transfer is the conversion of the Parts Europe catalogs to onlne page flip books with extended functionality.

Technical Stuff

  • Based on page flip plugin jQuery TurnJS
  • Catalog data (SOLR database, PDF documents, images) generated by a third party Java application called Blätterkatalog
  • Front end functionality programmed in jQuery and PHP
  • Integrated in single sign on authentication from web site and web shop
  • Live display of item data (pricing, availability, tech specs, etc)

Status

Live since 2013, usually 20 – 30 catalogs online

Future Development

The page flips will be much more closely integrated into the product data which is also used in the web shop. This will take place on several levels.

  • Update to the latest version of TurnJS to improve overall page flip performance
  • Improve the searchability of the catalog content
  • Add further functions
  • Add possibilities of personalisation for the user to enhance the user experience
  • Make it usable on mobile devices
  • etc.

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