Create HTML Slideshows with POD

POD is an easy to learn structured markup language aimed to write documentation for Perl modules. PodWiki uses this language as its markup and therefore I wanted to use it for HTML slideshows as well.

        Create HTML Slideshows with POD
            Pod::S5 0.09
            Pod::HTMLSlidy
            Pod::AxPoint 0.04
            Fullscreen slideshow

 

Pod::S5 0.09

Pod::S5 is a perl program which parses a POD input file and generates a ready to use HTML slideshow. The slideshow generated uses S5 by Eric Meyer as presentation engine. It is a fabulous system using XHTML, CSS and Javascript. Take a look at the example presentation on his page to get an impression what it looks like and how it works.

You can get the latest version of Pod::S5 from CPAN.

I maintain also a local copy here: Pod-S5-0.09.tar.gz.

Take a look at the example presentation and the POD Source s5.pod.

Please note, Pod::S5 supports syntax highlighting of various languages using the perl Module Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate if it's installed.

Ryan King came up with a new site devoted to development of S5 s5project, which aims to continue development of S5. The latest version of this site will be part of the next Pod::S5 version.

Pod::HTMLSlidy

Another framework for HTML based slideshows is HTML Slidy by W3C. I am planning to write a Pod::HTMLSlidy tool based on Pod::S5 soon.

Stay tuned.

Pod::AxPoint 0.04

Another tool for creating slideshows is AxPoint which is part of the content management framework AxKit. Although it generates PDF files, I decided to write a wrapper for it to make it possible to write AxPoint presentations in POD.

In fact I had the idea before I knew of S5 - however, you may download the tool anyway.

You can get the latest version of Pod::S5 from CPAN

I maintain also a local copy here: Pod-AxPoint-0.04.tar.gz.

Take a look at the example presentation and the POD Source axpoint.pod.

Fullscreen slideshow

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