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Open-Source Slideshare alternative

Sunday, February 05, 2012

There were 2 reasons for me to create an alternative to slidehsare's slide-show plugin :

  1. My uncle had a 170MB PPT file which is over-the-limit of Slideshare's 100MB size limit.
  2. My previous company's CEO wanted to display 6 slideshows on the company's homepage and 6 slideshare plugins was being extremely heavy esp on the flash part.

So I created a simple slide-show using jQuery as a jQuery plugin. There are some advantages as well as disadvantages.


  • This is completely customizable using CSS.
  • Flexible slide size
  • Unlimited slides


  • The slides are all images though, not HTML on the inside. Images would consume more space than HTML sildes.
  • You need to export the slides to images, which you can do using Open Office.
  • Require basic programming knowledge in HTML, CSS & JavaScript to embed this.

An example of this :

Usage :


The other options for effect are fade, flip and slide

This project is on github :


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