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 Slidy package by Dave Raggett 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 Slidy template pack is configured to use the following headers in
author: Your Name Here title: Your Slide Show Title Here copyright: Your Copyright Here
If you want to try it yourself, install (fetch) the new template pack. Issue the command:
$ slideshow install slidy
Or as an alternative clone the template pack using
git. Issue the commands:
$ cd ~/.slideshow/templates $ git clone git://github.com/geraldb/slideshow-slidy.git
To check if the new template got installed, use the
$ slideshow list
Listing something like:
Installed template packs include: slidy (~/.slideshow/templates/slidy/slidy.txt)
Tip: To get started use the included quick starter sample. Issue the command:
$ slideshow new -t slidy
Now you will have a copy of the Slidy Quick Starter sample
in Markdown in your working folder.
Showtime! Let's use the
-t/--template switch to build the
sample slide show. Example:
$ slideshow build slidy.text -t slidy
Open up the generated
slidy.html page in your browser. Voila. That's it.
Bonus: Open up the generated
to see the W3C Blue theme in action in your browser.
Questions? Comments? Send them along to the Free Web Slide Show Alternatives (S5, S6, S9, Slidy And Friends) Forum/Mailing List. Thanks!