You mean something other the the Adobe Reader browser plug-in that works
with linked PDF files?
Yes, I was wanting to create an online reader similar to the others out there like the zino reader or something like this:
These types of magazine readers are usually Flash applications. You convert the PDFs to image files for each page and the Flash controls the paging effects, sounds, zoom, etc.
If you want to *create* an online reader, then you are talking about
Windows|Mac|Linux desktop programming to create a client plug-in for
browsers. ColdFusion does not really do this.
That example you provided to is just FlashPaper. Just such a client,
plug-in tool created originally by Macromedia now acquired by Adobe
[ http://www.adobe.com/products/flashpaper/ There is lots of
speculation if this product will continued to be developed, dropped in
favor of Adobe Reader [ http://get.adobe.com/reader/ or merge the two
products. I am not aware if any official information has been provided
along these lines.
These are not the only such plug-ins, but they are the best known. A
bit of Googling turned up http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/ "PDF
Browser Plugin", but I have never heard of this one before.
I know it's an Adobe Forum, but Flash page is not that good when is comes to pdf magazine viewer. On the contrary, many small sites are doing well in this area.
I've tried Brad Aarron's advice, the axmag.com is a good one with a free online conversion.