The HTML5-powered feature designed by Onswipe will let you flick, swipe and tap to your heart’s content, with animations that are as beautiful as they are fluid. If you have your iPad handy, check out this page as an example. If you use a WordPress back-end on a self-hosted blog, there’s a plugin you can download to gain this functionality. [WordPress via Mashable]
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