When it comes to stay updated about all the news and events happening around the globe, mobile news app Flipboard has been the first choice of smartphone and tablet users, especially in the past few months.
In order to feed the desktop audience with the latest news updates, the company on Tuesday announced the easy-to-use online “news magazine” while making its landing in the web official as a new website.
According to the company, its new website can be accessed from any internet browser.
Flipboard’s news magazine concept become extremely popular among the online readers as the app offered accessibility of the news content just like a magazine. The idea of swiping the page on the smartphone or tab gave a page-turning feeling to the users while scrolling through latest stories and topics.
Even though the users won’t be getting the similar page flipping experience on Flipboard’s web version, but the developers have made the new website and its content extremely accessible via keyboard as well as mouse.
The sources having heavy images, like the National Geographic, are provided on the website in such a manner that the visuals only cover the width of the page, with headlines and caption occupying the above and below space of the image content.
The main feature of the web version is a parallax effect that allows the transition through bigger images a smoother experience for the users as they scroll down the page.
According to the developers, the websites also use a large variety of layouts for latest stories in order to make reading more interesting for the online readers.