A Simple Standards-Based Slide Show System (S5)
It's small, neat, and it works. S5 (designed by Eric Meyer
) is just what it says, it's a standards-based slide show system that is (in many ways) simple.
The system uses CSS to produce slides that adapt easily to a wide range of display sizes and formats, it seems to work in most browsers (all those I tried anyway). It is small and a 12 slide show with several graphics takes only 100kb or so.
It's brilliant for putting a slide show on the web, or for emailing to students. It is no wonder it uses CSS so well, Eric wrote the book (Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide
, Second Edition, O'Reilly ISBN 0-596-00525-3)!
The only downside is users must be able to understand how text coding works and change the html contents for themselves to really make it work. For many readers of this blog that will be no problem, but perhaps someone will produce a fill-the-gaps tool for the rest of the teaching profession!
[PS: just to show myself it really works I produced a simple slide show in about 10 minutes, however, in typical tech fashion I had 2-3 minutes of that time with mysterious problems using Mozilla to edit the file, in the end I defaulted to Notepad....