If you’re the Church of Scientology, you’ve got a problem that many other more localised organizations don’t have: languages.
The various entities within the Church of Scientology have recently solved this with a flash-based magazine publishing system, that takes magazines and such and puts them in a nifty flash-based interface, with page-flipping animation, etc. It’s got built-in zooming features, web links, and has locale stuff built into it as well, so you can switch languages.
As an example, here is a catalog of Scientology publisher Bridge Publications flash-based holiday catalog:
This is the Japanese Scientology materials catalog, showing some of the page-flipping animation.
For another flavor, here’s the same Scientology catalog, but in Russian:
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Bridge Publications’ Holiday catalog, done in an innovative flip format, in RussianPrior to this whole setup, they had to use some other software-based page-flipping component, but this cut out Mac users, and linux users (LIKE ME!! Argh!). So, this change of theirs to a Flash-based component is a welcome change — especially now that Flash 9 is out for Linux!
The icing on the cake for me is Impact Magazine, which is the publication of the International Association of Scientologists. Unfortunately, this is a member’s only issue, so I’m only going to show the cover:
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Anyhow – just one more nifty item I figured I would show off that makes me proud to be a Scientologist. Have a look!
- Bridge Publications – Publisher of L. Ron Hubbard‘s non-fiction works
- The Official Membership organization of Scientology — the IAS.
- This is Scientology – Presentation by David Miscavige
- The Scientology Holiday Catalog
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