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Say hello to the new obooko website!

Posted by Tim Johnson

Developer with Obooko website on screen

Our new-look free ebooks website is finally here! We hope you like the fresh, contemporary design.

The much-loved old site had been around for a few years and badly needed a revamp, not only to bring the design up-to-date, but also to ensure the backend coding works and responds better in web browsers on smaller screen sizes, especially on mobile devices.

Designed and developed in the UK, the new Obooko website is built to be quick, stable and secure on desktop computers, tablets or phones; so you can enjoy the same book-browsing experience wherever you are at any time of the day.

Screenshot of dual menus and book viewing options

The site has been designed with You in mind and you’ll be glad to hear we listened to your feedback and have added a quite a few user-interface improvements, which include:

Your personal account page

Here, you can change your email address and password, pick up messages from the Team, and even close your account if you wish. We hope you never do of course, but the option is there.

Option to select category book views

This is one of the most requested features by our members and hopefully will make your ebook selection process a little easier. By selecting from the option menu top right of the standard book grid on any category page you can now also view:

  • Latest books first
  • Earlier book first
  • Books in ePub format only
  • Books in Kindle format only
  • See books in a list view

Fiction and Non-Fiction menus separate

No more confusion, you can go straight to the menu of your choice and select the category you require.

Log in from any page

This should make your experience a lot better: the login form is now a pop-up overlay, so you no longer have to move to a separate page to log in.

What’s more, we have upgraded author accounts to include many more user-friendly features too.

Because the site is new, there may be a few teething problems, so we hope you will bear with us while we attend to any design or coding issues.

This website is for YOU, so if you have any ideas or suggestions for further improvement please let us know.