Standards-Based Slideshows

For those of you who have never heard of him, Eric Meyer is a css god. And the latest css “breakthrough” I’ve discovered over on his site is A Simple Standards-Based Slide Show.

Basically, the “tool” provided is a slideshow template that you can use to create an XHTML file that (using css and javascript) will play a simple slideshow in a browser. Users don’t need PowerPoint or any plugin in order to view the slide.

So you might be thinking, “So what. I can output HTML files from PowerPoint and publish my slideshows that way.” But this slideshow is contained in a single XHTML file which can be easily printed and is totally accessible. And, of course, it is standards-compliant.

And don’t we all love standards?