After you’re done uploading or creating the content of your flipbook, the next step you have to take is to customize other aspects of it.
From the Design Studio or from the upload page go to Customize and discover all the options you have for personalizing the look and the functionality of your flipbook.
Here's where you can control the options available in your flipbook player, including activating or disabling the sharing, download and print options available for the people who will interact with your flipbooks.
We have a lot to explore together, because with Flipsnack you have so many options!
Appearance and branding options
First of all, you have to choose how your widget/reader will look. More specifically, where exactly certain options, buttons and the navigation menu will be displayed in the “reader”. By “reader” we understand the entire flipbook, with its background. For this you have 2 options to choose from: Classic skin and New skin.
Classic skin is a more simple look, in which your options are (by default) only displayed in the fullscreen mode and they appear above your flipbook. On the other hand, New skin displays options even when you’re not in fullscreen mode and your options appear below your flipbook. Also you know at which page you are from the flipbook, using the navigation bar that displays the page you are on and the total number of pages in the flipbook.
Whether you enjoy the classic appearance or you’d like to adopt a more modern appearance, now it’s up to you how you do it.
Next step is to choose how your background will look. You have 4 options to choose from: Transparent, Solid colors, Textures or Upload image.
For a perfect integration with any website or platform you can choose a transparent background. If you have a specific color in mind or you want to choose your brand color for a more personalized look you can add a HEX code. If you’re feeling creative a texture background is the right choice for you.
You can also upload an image directly from your computer and select if you want to be scale-cropped, centered or tiled.
Hard cover effect
We all love books, so why don’t you apply the feeling of a real book on your flipbook?
Using the Hard cover effect your flipbook cover will look like a book cover, apart from the cover itself, we also add a small border along the edges of inside pages, to give the impression of a real book.
Shadows on pages
If you want to add shadow on your flipbook pages simply check the Shadow on pages check box and the shadow will be applied on all your flipbook pages and cover. The shadow effect gives your flipbook the illusion of depth, making it look more realistic.
Highlights on links
The perfect way to make your links more visible in your flipbook is to apply the Highlights on links effect.
Once the Highlights on links box is selected, your readers will be able to see the links that appear on each page of your flipbook and click on them.
You might see that after the Highlights on links is applied to your flipbook there will be significantly more clicks on it. You can check the number of clicks in Statistics.
By deselecting the Highlights on links box, your readers will no longer see the hyperlinks, but will still be able to click them.
We know how important branding is for you and your company, that’s why you have the option to add your logo for a more professional and branded look for your flipbook.
Simply check Add your logo box and upload your logo from your computer. You can add a link on your logo, for example your website link.
For languages that are written right to left, suchs us: Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, Kurdish, Persian or Urdu, you can change the navigation of the flipbook to be right-to-left by clicking the Right to left orientation check box.
Choosing the Layout style is very important because it shows the way pages are displayed in your flipbook. Let’s see what options best fit your needs.
Single page view - Displays one page at a time in the flipbook reader, regardless of the device size or browser size. We recommend this option if you want to use the pages as slides in a presentation, and for other landscape oriented flipbooks. For landscape flipbooks, if you display both pages, they sometimes look a little bit small and hard to read.
Smart display - It's called "smart" because it provides the best display solution, based on the screen size. It displays one page at a time on mobile devices and 2 pages on laptop screens or computers, balancing readability with the elegance of a real-life looking flipbook. This is the default setting for most flipbooks.
Two page view - Displays two-page spreads always, regardless of the screen size. It's also the only option available for flipbooks designed in Flipsnack Design Studio, with the double page mode enabled.
Now that each layout style was explained, all you have to do is to choose the perfect layout style for your flipbook.
Show controls in normal mode
Let’s talk about controls now. The controls are all the buttons and menus that are featured in the “reader”, surrounding the flipbook itself (the navigation bar, zoom, download, click, etc)
If you’re using the classic skin, you can enable the Show controls in normal mode.
This will allow your readers access to the settings without them having to go into fullscreen mode.
The Navigation bar will allow the reader to navigate by dragging the bottom scroll, for easier access. You can choose if you want to show or hide it in your flipbook.
Everyone is on social media nowadays and by enabling the Share options, you will allow your readers to share your flipbook via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or send it via email. In turn, you’ll maximize your flipbook’s exposure, and get more readers.
By default, the fullscreen option is on. However, if you wish to disable it because you don’t want your audience to be able to actually read all the content, you certainly can.
This option will enable the PDF download for your readers. As a premium publisher you can download PDFs from your Flipsnack dashboard, even if this option is disabled.
Only premium users can enable PDF download and PDF print.
Enable PDF print
Likewise, if you want readers to be able to print your flipbooks easily, you can enable the PDF print for your readers.
Only premium users can enable PDF download and PDF print.
By enabling the Search option, you will help your readers find the information they need easily and rapidly in your flipbook. Once a searched keyword is found in your flipbook you will be able to see in a new text box at what page it is and by clicking on the indicated page you will automatically be directed to it.
Another option your reader will love is Table of contents. If you have a PDF uploaded into Flipsnack and it has a Table of Contents, it will be autodetected and displayed in the Reader.
Enable Table of contents and your readers will have the option to navigate through your flipbook chapters using the left panel.
Other customization options
By default, this option is turned off, because it allows the reader to flip through the pages and read at their own pace.
However, you can make the pages flip automatically by enabling Auto-flip pages, and type in the number of seconds you want the reader to wait in between page turns.
For a complete life-like, realistic reading experience enable Flip sounds and your readers will hear the sound of paper pages turning.
The flip sounds are available for laptops and desktops only.
If you want to change your tooltip language simply choose the language you want from the dropdown menu.
The languages available for your flipbook tooltip are: Basque, Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, Hebrew, French, Greek, Croatian, Indonesian, Italian, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Finnish, Turkish, Slovakian and Swedish.
By enabling Auto-detect links option any web address, email address and link that you have in your uploaded PDF will be automatically detected and a hyperlink will appear in your flipbook.
After you’ve set all your customization options you can check the Make default box and save precious time, your options will be applied automatically for all future flipbooks.
We really hope you like these customization options and that you'll start using them to make your brand and flipbooks stand out.