Lightweight presentations out of any web page
You want to give a presentation. But you also want the material to be available in a plain reading format. In fact, you want to target the "looks good when read" rather than the presentation mode. And you want the minimum work.
This extension transforms any HTML page into an presentation by hiding unnecessary elements, increasing space between the sections, and adding a direct scroll (using left and right arrow keys) between sections.
Right now it is distributed as a Sphinx documentation generator extension since that's how the
authors use it, but
minipres.js should be usable by others.
- minipres mode, vs normal page, vs plain mode. In minipres mode, try pushing left and right arrow keys.
Sphinx extension usage
pip install sphinx-minipres
Add to extensions:
extensions = [ 'sphinx_ext_minipres', ]
In any rendered page:
?presto the URL to go into slideshow mode
?plainto go into "plain" mode - no scrolling, but remove unnecessary elements from the page (most useful for sphinx_rtd_theme)
&h=3(or so on) to the URL to select the highest (or lowest actually) heading to use as each section
In the slideshow mode, you can use the left and right arrow keys to navigate.
The sphinx extension simply copies
minipres.js to the build and
includes it - there is not much Sphinx specific here.
On an unrelated website with it hard coded, minipres can be loaded
dynamically from the browser console
$.getScript('/path/to/minipres.js') and then started with
Alpha and works. However, it needs to be adapted to work for each
theme/page style, which will limit its usefulness. Currently removes
unneeded elements on
sphinx_rtd_theme but the core scrolling
probably works on others.
Please let me know if you know of other tools such as this.