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S5 Themes (Blue, I18N and Pixel) - Slide Show (S9) Template Pack

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 S5 (Simple Standards-Based Slide Show System) templates bundled up into a Slide Show (S9) template pack including three S5 themes, that is, Blue, I18N and Pixel.

Note, the S5 Themes package is configured to use the following headers in slides.html.erb:

theme: blue    # change as needed values include default|blue|i18n|pixel
author: Your Name Here
company: Your Company Here
title: Your Slide Show Title Here
subtitle: Your Subtitle Here
footer: Your Footer Here
subfooter: Your Subfooter Here

Use the theme header to choose your S5 theme. Packaged themes include default, blue, i18n and pixel.

Try It Yourself - How To Use the S5 Themes Template Pack

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

$ slideshow install s5themes

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 list command:

$ slideshow list

Listing something like:

Installed templates include:
   s5themes (~/.slideshow/templates/s5themes/s5themes.txt)

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

$ slideshow new

Now you will have a copy of the welcome.text Quick Starter sample in Markdown in your working folder.

%% Some Headers

Title: Slide Show (S9) 10-Minute Tutorial

%% Let's go.

# Slide Show (S9) 10-Minute Tutorial


* What's Slide Show (S9)? 
* Wiki-Style Markup Language - Markdown, Textile
* How it works - Just press F11! 
* What's S5? What's S6?
* Gradient Themes Using "Loss-Free" Vector Graphics in S9 

# What's Slide Show (S9)?

### What? 

A Free Web Alternative to PowerPoint and KeyNote in Ruby

### Getting Started in 1-2-3 Easy Steps

* Step 1: Author your slides in plain text using a wiki-style markup language
* Step 2: Build your slide show using the `slideshow` gem
* Step 3: Open up your slide show in your browser and hit the space bar to flip through your slides
* That's it. Showtime!

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

$ slideshow build welcome.text -t s5themes

Open up the generated welcome.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!