Optionally disable animated transitions, or improve performance on large displays

On my desktop, I have a 24" 1920x1200 monitor and a pretty powerful graphics card. Google MapsGL, for example, runs perfectly in Chrome. On this machine, Graphic.ly comic page spreads look absolutely beautiful in fullscreen mode. However, animated page transitions are slow and stuttery. This is bad enough that I can't imagine reading anything in this format, and I'm unlikely to spend any money in Graphic.ly until/unless this problem's addressed.

This is pretty unfortunate since you've put together such a great experience otherwise. You might consider either writing a WebGL-based viewer or, as a short-term workaround, offering users the option of disabling page flip animations, which should eliminate the problem.

Also BTW ditch getsatisfaction.com, this text edit control is janky and terrible.
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  • Audrey Zarr (Official Comic Book Gal) November 08, 2011 20:53
    Good afternoon kleesf;

    Overall: thanks for the feedback!
    We discussed this yesterday in our weekly development meeting: the jerkiness of the spread transitions has always been something we have been wanting to iron out. At the base of the issue is our desire to support as many browsers as possible; however (partially due to your above comments so thank you!) we're going to re-evaluate and see if we can move up to a better solution all around. Obviously this is in the research phase so I can't give you any dates. However please do know that we are aware of it and want to improve the reading experience as soon as we can.
    For now, please try the experience in our Adobe Air Reader which you can use on your desktop and see if that serves your purposes better for now.

    I will mention the dis-satisfaction with Get Satisfaction to my manager as well.

    Thanks for trying Graphicly out!
    -audrey
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