The term "presentation" has almost become synonymous with Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Yup, without doubt it is the sole leader among s/w for presenting stuff and is improving in every version, the only problem being - difficulty in sharing the presentation.
With the emergence of Web 2.0 sites like SlideShare.net
, sharing ppt's on the web has become quite easy. There are several web based alternatives
which are gaining popularity these days. They have the benefit of creating/editing/sharing the presentations entirely on the browser.
However, for web devs, having more flexibility on code would give better control, as they can show code/inline demos in the presentation itself! John Resig's tutorial on
There are XHTML based tools which have pre-built slide show features, the famous ones being: S5 (A Simple Standards based Slide Show System) and HTML Slidy. They provide many features like navigating using keyboard shortcuts, mouse clicks etc., simulating a powerpoint presentation.
With the advent of jQuery, things have become even more easier! The recent release of jQuery 1.4 had a slideshow based on jQuery code, which was awesome.
I had my own presentation template
prepared using coda slider effect and it got good feedback :)
Now there is jQuery presentation plugin specifically for creating presentations! It came floating in my flood of tweets, thanks to Twitter & Trevor Davis (author of the plugin)!
So lot's of interesting options for presenters/modern web devs!
Let's wait for HTML5 for more hi-fi stuff like displaying 3D transitions & making the most of canvas element in the presentation itself!
Hope this article interests budding presenters like me :) Happy presenting!