Many of you recently indicated that you would like to participate in our Beta program for the Safari Books Online HTML view within the 6.0 interface. We are writing to let you know that a public Beta is now available. To begin using the new view, simply sign in to Safari Books Online and look for the new HTML button in the content reader.
We have released this new feature in Beta as quickly as possible to ensure that the maximum number of users can test it and provide timely feedback. We know that some features are not yet ideal, and we plan on improving them by the end of the Beta period.
Specifically, we plan to remove the framed interface in the coming weeks, add more robust bookmarking features, and add additional notes and tags functionality. Many users have asked why the framed interface can not be changed more quickly. This is because the new 6.0 infrastructure is designed to offer a Full Screen mode for the Flash reader. With the re-introduction of HTML, we will need to build a version of the platform that does not rely on the framed approach. This will take some time and we did not want to postpone the beta for that development.
We encourage you to begin using the Beta HTML view immediately. During this Beta period, please provide us with your feedback by completing our Beta feedback survey. Your input will help us finalize the HTML view in 6.0, so please take the time to give us your feedback.
Again, thank you for your ongoing support of and passion for Safari Books Online. We value your input.
Director, Product Management