I'm doing a personal project involving the flexbook component (created by Ely Greenfield), and the images I'm gonna put in the book are gonna fill the entire pages.
The average dimensions of the pictures are 500x768 and approximately 300k each.
Right now, when I open the swf generated in my page, the images load just once I turn a page. This create a little lag between the moment page is turned and when the image finish loading.
The way I coded it, I load the images from a different folder so they aren't embed directly in the swf. This way the user doesn't have to load a big file to see the images, and if he doesn't want to check every page, I simply don't load them.
I thought this was a good solution (except for the lag) until I came accross the website the company Zinio, which seems to specialize in online magazines. I preview the digital issue and it took only like 10seconds to load the entire magazine!
Anyone has an idea how it's made, if their application was created using Flex or Flash, and if there's something better then my current solution?
Thanks a lot for your help. Have a nice day.