Design, Wireframes, UI/UX
Maintaining an extensive comic book library on a tablet is a challenging task. Comic books are not like reading books or tv shows. There are many ways readers can organise their library — by a character, a series, or a story arc.
Comic book readers today are designed as book readers or user-defined folders. As a result, they make maintaining a massive comic book collection very difficult.
My brother — a software engineer, and I are creating a personal comic book reader that can be a better alternative to the ones on the market today.
The library section is a central part of the app. The library enables users to read comic books in their preferred order without making them organise folders in one specific way.
The user can choose in which method to organise his library — by main series, character, or story arc.
Organising the library in different ways can enable the user to read storylines in his preferred order. For example, A Marvel fan would like to follow the complete Avengers' characters timelines and not just Avengers books.
I stylised the folder with large headlines that divide it into sections.
The headlines are created based on related comics and folders — such as anthologies, spin-off, and other relevant content.
The download section enables the user to download multiple comic books at the same time.
The homepage is the hub for the users bookmarked, downloaded, and read comic books.
A black checkmark in the upper-right corner is indicating if the book is available offline, and the circular progress bar is showing the user's position in the book.
I designed the comic book reader with book readers conventions in mind.
The reader changes directions to left-to-right or right-to-left depending on the content. The user can download the comic directly from the reader, and scale and adjust how the pages fit the reader.
Page preview, numbers, and bookmarked pages are available in the bar blow.