Saturday, August 13, 2005

Slideshows Without PowerPoint?

I ran across a blog that contained an interesting use of CSS. A slide show format based entirely on XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript. With one file, you can run a complete slide show and have a printer-friendly version as well. The markup used for the slides is very simple, highly semantic, and completely accessible. Anyone with even a smidgen of familiarity with HTML or XHTML can look at the markup and figure out how to adapt it to their particular needs. Well, that may scare you a little, but after you give it a try, it is almost as easy to use as the popular presentation software packages. Anyone familiar with CSS can create their own slide show theme. It does not have all the whistles and chains that might be available, but it has some really cool applications. One application would be to add the slideshow in a web page.

Interesting stuff! Check it out.

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