A web and mobile friendly way to show off your Electric Zine Maker zines on itch.io.

Features:

  • Radical 3D page flipping action
  • Keyboard and mouse/touch input
  • Web and mobile friendly
  • Compatible with all EZM templates as of August 2020
  • Will be updated when new EZM templates are introduced, I promise.

Turn pages with arrow keys or A/D, or click/tap on page edges.

Download EZMreader.zip, drag your EZM save file PNGs into the pages folder, and follow the instructions in the readme.

The older turn.js version is still available for download, but be aware that it's not mobile friendly and does not have keyboard support.

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Updated 2 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryTool
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(8)
AuthorJeremy Oduber
Tagselectric-zine-maker, html5, zine
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen, Smartphone

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

EZMreader.zip 3 kB
OLD ezm turnjs.zip 291 kB

Development log

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Hello! I love this concept, but when I downloaded and followed the instructions in the readme, this happened:

Is this my end, or yours?

Hi, I believe you're trying to open the file in Windows directly. Try opening it with Notepad, that should allow you to edit it. If you have something like a code editor or Notepad++ that would be even better.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I'll add a clarification to the instructions 

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Wow okay thank you - that probably would have been obvious to most others (I have very little experience using js) but I really appreciate the clarification!

Hello, I am new to this stuff and am finding this quite difficult to follow.  Is this the only way to get the zine so it can be read/viewed online properly? Not trying to be critical or anything like that, just honestly kinda lost here.

Thanks

Hi, Electric Zine Maker allows you to export as a PDF, which is great for sharing person to person but not as easy to host online etc. I made this so you can just drop in your saved images from EZM and have a nice looking and feeling digital booklet anyone can read. It's not exclusive or anything. Anyone is free to make their own app or website or whatever to show off their zines however they please. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to help.

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i copied over my pages without changing the file name and the reader is still blank? i checked the script and the page names match the ones in the ezmreader file but im not sure why they're not showing up

-update- i downloaded the older script and the old one works, but for the new one all the pages seem to be blank

Hi, I tested it on the most recent version of EZM and everything still seems to be working as it should. Are you testing it on your local machine? Modern browsers don't let you load local resources such as images for security reasons. Have you tried uploading the project to an itch.io test page to see if it works there?