Create Standards Compliant Slide Shows With S5
There is one warning given about using S5 with Firefox. If you have the AdBlock extension installed, there are known problems with older versions of AdBlock and S5. Be sure you are using the latest AdBlock version and you should be okay. As noted in the comments by Wladimir Palant, the developer of Adblock Plus, this issue is apparently moot.
The overall layout of the slideshow is very clean. It is based on a few <div> tags, and all slides are contained within those. For example, inside the start of the presentation div tag ( <div class=”presentation”> ) are slide div tags ( <div class=”slide”> ). The layout looks a lot like XML when formatted cleanly. I find the “syntax”, if you will, very intuitive; it makes sense and is easy to follow and understand. There is a sample presentation that is nice to help you get started. It is easy to look at and understand. You should be able to quickly gain an understanding for the basics of a slide show. From there, you can add additional formatting and customizations to fit your specific need.
In my opinion, the best part of S5 is its small size and simplicity. The author articulates these points, which I have included below.
I like complex, powerful tools. Why should I use a “simple” slide show system? Actually, the “simple” part refers mostly to the file structure, and also to the fact that you can create a decent slide show system with a few open Web standards. However, it does also express the anticipated simplicity of the slides themselves. Read the full explanation at the S5 FAQ page.
Check out the sample slideshow and give S5 a shot.