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DISCLAIMER: This package is in no way related to nor endorsed by Flipboard, Inc. nor This is just a showcase of HTML5 & CSS3 effect implemented with React.

This package allows you to use the cool Flipboard page swipe effect in your React.js apps.

Please keep in mind that static content will work best with this component. Content like videos and related can produce undesired effects.

It has a responsive option, so you can possibly cover your entire page with it!

Demo GIF

You can play with this demo.


Installation is pretty straight-forward, as you just have to npm install this package:

npm install --save react-flip-page

Then, you can require the module with any way you like, let it be webpack or something else.


This package consists of one single component that does all the work. Simply throw a FlipPage component with some children that will be the content.

    <h1>My awesome first article</h1>
    <p>My awesome first content</p>
    <h1>My wonderful second article</h1>
    <p>My wonderful second content</p>
    <h1>My excellent third article</h1>
    <p>My excellent third content</p>


There are a few properties that define the behaviour of the component, here they are:

Prop Type Default Role
orientation string vertical Orientation of swipes. vertical or horizontal for respectively up/down swipes and left/right swipes
uncutPages boolean false If true, the pages will be allowed to overflow through the container. The original effect is to keep everything inside the container, but you can set this to true to have a more "bookish" effect.
animationDuration number 200 Duration in ms of the fold/unfold animation
treshold number 10 Distance in px to swipe before the gesture is activated
maxAngle number 45 Angle of the page when there's nothing to display before/after
maskOpacity number 0.4 Opacity of the masks that covers the underneath content
perspective string 130em Perspective value of the page fold effect. The bigger, the less noticeable
pageBackground string #fff Background of the pages. This can be overriden in individual pages by styling the component
firstComponent element null Component that will be displayed under the first page
lastComponent element null Component that will be displayed under the last page
showHint bool false Indicates if the component must hint the user on how it works. Setting this to true will lift the bottom of the page 1s after the component is mounted, for 1s
showSwipeHint bool false Indicates if the component must hint the user on how it works. Setting this to true will show an example of gesture to switch pages
showTouchHint bool false Indicates if the component must hint the user on how it works. Setting this to true will show a pointer indicating where to click to switch pages. Works with
style object {} Additional style for the flipboard
height number 480 Height for the flipboard
width number 320 Width for the flipboard
onPageChange function Callback when the page has been changed. Parameters: pageIndex, direction
onStartPageChange function Callback when the page starts to change. Parameters: oldPageIndex, direction
onStartSwiping function Callback when the user starts swiping
onStopSwiping function Callback when the user stops swiping
className string '' Optional CSS class to be applied on the container
loopForever boolean false If true flipping after the last page will return to the first (and visa-versa)
flipOnTouch boolean false If true, the user can flip pages by touching/clicking a top/bottom or left/right zone. These zones have CSS classes: rfp-touchZone, rfp-touchZone-previous and rfp-touchZone-next so that you can style them
flipOnTouchZone number 210 Percentage of dimensions of the zone to touch/click to flip pages
disableSwipe boolean false If true, users can't use the swipe feature to switch pages while flipOnTouch is enabled. Make sure you enable flipOnTouch so they can switch pages, or provide buttons binded to Methods
responsive boolean false If true, the component will be responsive, meaning it will take all the available space. Place the component in a container before to make sure it is visible
startAt number 0 Default start position of the component
reverse boolean false If true, the user must swip in reverse order: he must swipe down/right to see the next page, and up/left to see the previous page.
swipeImmune array [] This array holds the CSS class names that the user can not initiate a swipe gesture from.
noShadow boolean false This disables the inset drop shadow on the inside of the flipping pages.


There are currently three methods that can be called on the component. To call them, you can use the ref attribute in React:

<FlipPage ref={(component) => { this.flipPage = component; }}>


This method triggers the effect and switches to the previous page, if possible.


This method triggers the effect and switches to the next page, if possible.


This methods positions the component to the wanted page index. The page argument should be between 0 and the number of pages. If not, a RangeError will be thrown. Also note that this does not call the onPageChange nor the onStartPageChange callback.


Since this is an open source project and it's far from perfect, contribution is welcome. Fork the repository and start working on your fix or new feature. Remember, it's good practice to work in your own branch, to avoid painful merge conflicts.

Once you think your work is ready, fire a pull request with an understandable description of what you're bringing to the project. If it's alright, chances are high your work will be merged!


This project takes some of my time, and I do it for free. If you're kind enough, you can show your support for my work by making a small donation here:


I would very much appreciate it!


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