Slide Show Help

This slide show can be driven in the same way as Power Point. To advance to the next slide click pretty much anywhere on the page with the mouse, or press the space bar. You can move forwards or backwards through the slides with the Cursor left, Cursor right, Pg Up and Pg Dn keys. The font size is automatically adjusted to match the browser's window width, but you can also adjust it manually using the "S" key for smaller and the "B" key for bigger. You can also use the "<" and ">" keys. Before printing, use the "A" key to toggle between current slide and all slides. Use the "F" key to switch off/on the bottom status line. The "K" key toggles the use of mouse click to advance to the next slide. You can use "C" to show the table of contents and any other key to hide it. Press the "H" key to view this page. Use the "F11" key to toggle the browser's full screen mode. Note that not all keys are supported in all browsers, as browsers may reserve some keys for browser control and this varies from one browser to the next.

Firefox users may want the autohide extension to hide the toolbars when entering full screen with F11.

If you would like to see how Slidy works, use View Source to view the XHTML markup, or see this longer explanation, which also explains additional features. Each slide is marked up as a div element with class="slide". CSS positioning and percentage widths on images can be used to ensure your image rich slides scale to match the window size. Content to be revealed incrementally can be marked up with class="incremental". The linked style sheet and scripts were developed as a Web-based alternative to proprietary presentation tools and have been tested on a variety of recent browsers. Integrated editing support is under development. Please send your comments to Dave Raggett <>. If you find Slidy useful, you may want to consider becoming a W3C Supporter.

You are welcome to make use of the slide show style sheets, scripts and help file under W3C's document use and software licensing rules.