Easy SlideShare is an alternative way of reading SlideShare presentations. We wanted to make sure that everybody who wants to read your presentations on-line can do so - regardless of age, ability and web proficiency.
Here you'll find information on how to use, host and change the Easy SlideShare Interface. Please choose what you want to know:
- Reading presentations
- Hosting and changing Easy SlideShare
- Credits and thank you
SlideShare is a great place to publish your presentations on the web. Uploaded Powerpoints and PDFs get converted to Flash movies you can embed in your blogs and web sites.
SlideShare also automatically creates a transcript of the presentation in HTML format, which is quite cool, but hidden far down the page and hard to reach in a screen reader. Easy SlideShare retrieves this information and shows it in an easier accessible manner.
Loading and reading a presentation
Reading a presentation in Easy SlideShare is as easy as adding the SlideShare URL as a slides parameter to address. Say you have the following SlideShare URL:
To use Easy SlideShare to read it, you do the following.
If you don't want to do that by hand, you can use the following bookmarklet.
Using a bookmarklet
Changing the look and feel
All the look and feel of Easy SlideShare is defined in the
easyslideshare.css file and uses YUI grids for browser serialization and main layout.
If you want to host Easy SlideShare yourself, all you need is a server with PHP and cURL enabled. Most servers these days will allow for this.
Credits and thank you
All the code, visuals (for what they're worth) and documentation by Christian Heilmann.
Thanks must go to the SlideShare team for providing a great service and to Artur Ortega for doing some late night screen reader testing.