11 July 2007

The Secret World of S5

Hm, I'd somehow missed this before:

S5 is 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. Anyone familiar with CSS can create their own slide show theme. It's totally simple, and it's totally standards-driven.

Pity I don't have any familiarity with CSS....(Via Luis Villa's Blog.)

2 comments:

Bill Hooker said...

Very cool, thanks for pointing to this. I know several people who might like S5 as an Open Teaching tool, and I will try using it instead of PowerPoint for my next presentation (which will just be a lab meeting, v. informal, perfect test-bed).

Imagine a conference where all the talks were S5 files: no more projector hassles, no more buggering about with PowerPoint on five hundred different laptops, instant publication of abstracts, easy searchable archive...

glyn moody said...

Glad you like it. I was pretty gobsmacked too - not least because it had completely crept under my radar....