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What's Slide Show (S9)?

A Ruby gem that lets you create slide shows and author slides in plain text using a wiki-style markup language that's easy-to-write and easy-to-read. More Slide Show (S9) Project Site »


The deck.js package by Caleb Troughton (aka imakewebthings) bundled up into a Slide Show (S9) template pack lets you author your slides in a wiki-style markup language (that is, Markdown or Textile) plus lets you use text filters and helpers for adding comments, macros, includes, syntax highlighters and much more.

Note, the template pack is configured to use the following headers in slides.html.erb:

author: Your Name Here
title: Your Slide Show Title Here

Try It Yourself - How To Use the Template Pack

If you want to try it yourself, install (fetch) the new template pack. Issue the command:

$ slideshow -f

Or as an alternative clone the template pack using git. Issue the commands:

$ cd ~/.slideshow/templates
$ git clone git://

To check if the new template got installed, use the -l/--list switch/command:

$ slideshow -l

Listing something like:

Installed templates include:
   deck.js (~/.slideshow/templates/

Tip: To get started use the included quick starter sample. Issue the command:

$ slideshow -q

Now you will have a copy of the deck.js Quick Starter sample (that is, deck.js.text) in Markdown in your working folder.

title: Getting Started with deck.js
author: Caleb Troughton

## How to Make a Deck

1. ### Write Slides
   Slide content is simple HTML.
2. ### Choose Themes
   One for slide styles and one for deck transitions.
3. ### Include Extensions
   Add extra functionality to your deck, or leave it stripped down.

## The Markup

Slides are just HTML elements with a class of `slide`.

    <section class='slide'>
      <h2>How to Make a Deck</h2>
          <h3>Write Slides</h3>
          <p>Slide content is simple HTML.</p>
          <h3>Choose Themes</h3>
          <p>One for slide styles and one for deck transitions.</p>
          <h3>Include Extensions</h3>
          <p>Add extra functionality to your deck, or leave it stripped down.</p>

## Continued...


## Digging Deeper

If you want to learn about making your own themes,
extending deck.js, and more, check out the

Showtime! Let's use the -t/--template switch to generate the sample slide show. Example:

$ slideshow -t deck.js.text --h2

Note: Use the --h2 option to break up slides on heading level 2 (the default is --h1, that is, heading level 1).

Open up the generated deck.js.html page in your browser. Voila. That's it.

Questions? Comments?

Questions? Comments? Send them along to the Free Web Slide Show Alternatives (S5, S6, S9, Slidy And Friends) Forum/Mailing List. Thanks!