Thursday, May 25th, 2006
Amazon.com has always been on the leading edge when it comes to enhanced web technologies, and their latest offering is no different. Next time you’re looking around the site, keep an eye out for the cover images with the “Search Inside” message on them – a click there will lead you to Amazon’s new Ajax-enabled book reader.
Seen here for the Beatles Biography, the reader allows you to check out the various sections (such as the front cover, an excerpt, and the book’s index) with one click to the menu on the left. The content then appears in the viewing pane on the right with controls to page forward or page back without reloading.
The top bar even has other options for different works – the ability to highlight sections, bookmark a page, copy information and print directly from the book.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 1:58 pm