9 Comments March 31st, 2009 by Jonathan
We just released a bunch of new features for PageZipper! Viewing image galleries is now a breeze, and Firefox users can enjoy the Firefox Extension.
PageZipper takes articles which have been split into multiple pages and merges them back to one. So when you get to the bottom of an article, instead of clicking “Next” and staring off into space for 5 seconds while the page loads, just keep on reading. PageZipper will get the next page and add it to the bottom of the page you’re on.
PageZipper is most useful on image galleries. IMHO image galleries that put each image on a seperate page are a blight on the human race. Have you ever been on a gallery that’s so slow you actually click “next” as soon as the page loads, because you will be done viewing the image before the next page loads?? Well PageZipper makes photo galleries work the way nature intended. Just click control down. PageZipper will automatically center the next image in your browser. Continue clicking control down to view the remaining images. Press control-up to view the previous image. PageZipper takes care of figuring out which images are part of the gallery, and which pages needs to load to get those images. It even resizes any images which are too big to fit in your browser without scrolling. All you need to do is press control-down.
Cassie made a super cool video showing how all this works here: http://www.printwhatyoulike.com/pagezipper
PageZipper also seems to have been noticed by the web. It’s been on the pwyl site since December without hardly catching a glance. But a few days ago twitter user @steverubel mentioned it, and since then its been spreading like wildfire. Here are some good write-ups: cnet webware and Technology Bites I love how the internet works like that.