I wanted to create a jquery flipbook to show off to potential agents and clients. Sending out photocopies of my work in a hard copy portfolio to potential clients and agents is increasingly becoming an ancient practice. In some cases, it is even considered unprofessional. Can you believe that? An artist sending out paper images is seen as an amateurish move. Least to say, I have a hard time wrapping my mind around this concept. Yet, to make it as an artist, I have to adapt to the world around me. So, putting my ideals to the side, I started a long research process.
The perfect jquery Flipbook
Trying to find a site to create my jquery flipbook, I looked into a variety of sites. I read reviews and signed up for trial memberships at different companies, including:
I never got around to attempting to upload my documents on those sites. So, I cannot honestly say the services are bad nor good. Then, I read about Yumpu.com in a forum I frequent for classic artists. (Yes, I understand the irony of diehard anti-techies getting together on an online format. The only thing I can say to that is an artist’s life can get lonely and my present locale is not exactly known for it’s artistic community.) I immediately went to check out the site to see how easy it was to create a jquery flipbook with its services. I was more than presently surprised.
One of the first things I was directed to this two minute Youtube video on how to create a Yumpu Flipbook (Jquery):
Obviously, I am a very visual person and having a tutorial to watch on how to navigate the site was a perk. Since my time is very valuable, I figured two minutes was not a bad time waster, even if I chose not to use the site. Within minutes I knew I could create a jquery flipbook on Yumpu.com. The greatest part about the site is it simulates the reading experience of flipping through an actual portfolio. It is the next best thing to holding a printed publication in your hand. I was amazed I could find a compromise to my situation, and it was one I felt comfortable using. Literally, all I had to do was register for my free account and, within a few easy steps, upload the pdf files containing my work. The result was a jquery flipbook I am proud to send to others.
Free Account or paid – the choice is yours
I predict a long relationship with Yumpu.com. I have created multiple jquery flipbooks to In fact, I have upgraded my membership with the site to feature my work on my new website, as well as have started a service for fans of my work to be able to browse my portfolio on their smartphones. I have created multiple jquery flipbooks to date, organizing my pieces by genre, as well as creation date, depending on the person I want to share a particular portfolio with for future work possibilities or special assignment pitches.
It goes without saying I recommend the site to my entire network of creative friends, including other artists and writers. I have finally joined the digital age, and I am happy to say it is not all bad. I can hold on to my basic artistic principles and still embrace the future with professional jquery flipbooks to show off my life’s work. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you the best part of all of this. Yumpu.com is free to use. If you live the cliche ″starving artist″ life as I do, where it is feast or famine, that is music to my ears.