The Future of Reading is Open

Today, Scribd is changing the way you read documents online. Over the next few weeks and months, Scribd will convert our entire content corpus — tens of millions of documents, books and presentations — into native HTML5 web pages so that we can offer the best online reading experience. Scribd documents in HTML5 load instantly, support native browser functions (zoom, search, scroll, select text), and deliver an impressive reading experience across all browsers and web-enabled devices, without requiring add-ons or plug-ins.

What does this mean? It means that any document in any format (MS Office Docs, Google Docs, PDF, ePub) will now be readable on any device with a browser. This move — nearly six months in the making — represents billions of pages of content that will become part of the fabric of the web. To find out more, view this presentation (in HTML5):  http://www.scribd.com/html5

The Scribd Open Reading Platform: The future of reading is open. Join us.
-Jared Friedman, Scribd Co-founder and CTO

27 responses to “The Future of Reading is Open

  1. Great Moment to break any frontier. No more limts to culture. ThankYou.

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  3. I think its great what you guys did. My only concern is what about the fonts? Now anyone has access to licensed fonts for free, just by retrieving them from their cache. Any concerns?

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  11. Marc Fiszman

    Was excited to hear about this, but I feel the implementation needs some work. For now, the Flash player is a better experience IMO.

    Fullscreen view is funky. Doesn’t fill the screen entirely like the Flash version. Seems to jump to a predetermined size or something. Whatever it’s doing, it’s not filling the screen.

    The controls are in a bar anchored to the bottom of the screen, rather than being attached to an embedded player. You can scroll away from the document, but the controls are still viewable. Seems weird.

    Unclear how the current document protection options (downloading, printing, text select) will work. They’re not used in this test document.

    Otherwise, looking great!

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  16. Is that No more limits to any culture .That good works ! :D

    • Love Love Love everything about this for you! I have read your blog start to fnisih and am always amazed by what a fantastic family you are. I am a single Mom to a 7 month old baby girl and somedays your story keeps me going. Your amazing and I will share your kickstart project as much as possible. I can’t wait to have my own copy! Keep your chin up Mama! xoxox Kate

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  18. Hypocrites, you even didn’t bother about standards, you only made this for a few specific browsers. Eight years ago people were writing for IE only. Today, you’re writing for IE, Firefox and Webkit only. When you’re putting -webkit-transform and -moz-transform properties in CSS, you should also put plain transform there. I don’t even ask for -o prefix to make this work in Opera, though it would be nice.

    That’s not HTML5. That’s a bunch of hacks for a closed club of three.

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  24. Wow this is amazing I hope to grow up just as happy and free spieitrd as you girls! Im going to show these clips to my nan to give her a little happy boost shes 89. Thankyou x

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