The Treehouse + The Cave

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Fliptych Interface

Blogger Mick thought:

Who invented fliptych? Was it in use by others prior to coverflow?

August 7, 2006 at 6:23 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:


I did (I hope), but the name just came to me. Thought I'd coin it--officially. Certainly sounds better than "the CoverFlow interface".

With so many clones of CoverFlow's browsing metaphor in existence and on the horizon, we need a general name for the principle itself. This allows for clear deliniation between the original concept, and it's various implementations.

For example: "OmniDazzle's preferences dialog employs the fliptych interface".


August 7, 2006 at 9:21 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger missluester thought:

how do you create the effect of the coverflow to rotate in an emerging circular way, where it rotates to a big picture, then fades away,such as in the website,

March 20, 2007 at 6:04 PM - Comment Permalink  

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