Thursday, October 12, 2006

s5: an open-source alternative to Powerpoint

s5 is an open-source slideshow alternative (down with ppt!). It uses Javascript to drive the presentation of XHTML divs (which represent the seperate slides) and CSS to tie the view together. Here are some links:
Here's how to use it: All of the content is placed in a file at the root of the s5 directory (the example that comes with the .zip is called intro.html). Launch this in a browser to start the presentation. Another file to edit (if you want to customize the layout) is s5/ui/default/pretty.css. Otherwise, it's probably a good idea to leave the files alone if you value a working presentation.

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