Instant HTML5 Presentations How-to [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Create presentations using HTML5 and run them straight from your browser
  • Easily publish presentations on your website by using modern web technologies
  • Extend reveal.js with custom JavaScript code

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 64 pages
Release Date : February 2013
ISBN : 1782164782
ISBN 13 : 9781782164784
Author(s) : Davi Ferreira
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Web Development, Open Source, Web Development

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Instant HTML5 Presentations How-to
  • Instant HTML5 Presentations How-to
    • Creating our initial presentation (Simple)
    • Customizing our presentation (Simple)
    • Adding speaker notes (Simple)
    • Installing and using Sass (Advanced)
    • Theming (Medium)
    • Setting up slide transitions (Simple)
    • Connecting slides (Simple)
    • Creating vertical/nested slides (Simple)
    • Using fragmented views (Simple)
    • Adding Markdown content (Simple)
    • Customizing slides with global state (Medium)
    • Working with custom events (Advanced)
    • Using reveal.js JavaScript API (Advanced)
    • Plugins and extensions (Medium)
    • Exporting our presentation as PDF (Simple)
    • Server-side speaker notes (Advanced)

Davi Ferreira

Davi Ferreira is a passionate web developer with 15 years of experience. He has worked with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript since the very beginning of those technologies. He is currently working as a senior software developer at, the Internet branch of Brazil’s biggest media conglomerate Globo, home of shows like Big Brother and The Voice. Davi is also a resident writer at, one of the most important websites about front-end development in Brazil. He writes mostly about JavaScript and HTML5.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Create an excellent presentation using reveal.js
  • Customize your presentation using reveal.js embed options
  • Build a custom presentation theme using SASS and CSS3
  • Interact with the reveal.js JavaScript API
  • Use reveal.js custom JavaScript events, add speaker notes (both client and server side), and even write a custom JavaScript function that will display an elapsed time clock
  • Create a custom presentation navigation bar using HTML5 and CSS3
  • Export your HTML5 presentation in PDF
  • Customize the presentation using global states, link directly to slides, and create content fragments that display sequentially

In Detail

Presentations are no longer limited to platform specific software. You can now create stunning slides and display them on a web browser using modern technologies like HTML5 and CSS3.

"Instant HTML5 Presentations How-to" will show you how to create beautiful, functional presentations that can run on the latest web browsers. You will learn how to customize and add special effects using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript by following a set of engaging, hands-on exercises.

You will start by creating a basic presentation using reveal.js, working your way through customization so that you can tailor it your specific needs. You'll then move on to create a custom theme for your slides, add an elapsed time clock, modify slide transitions, create a navigation bar, and much more.

After going through the exercises in "Instant HTML5 Presentations How-to" you will be able to create a fully functional presentation that will run on all modern web browsers on any platform.


Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Get the job done and learn as you go. A how-To book with practical recipes accompanied with rich screenshots for easy comprehension.As a Packt Instant, this book aims to provide short, fast and focused information to help you get the results that you need.

Who this book is for

This book is ideal for those with basic front-end development skills who want to create beautiful HTML5 presentations using the reveal.js library. We assume that you know how to create and edit HTML documents. You also must know how to link CSS files and have some minor knowledge of JavaScript. For some advanced recipes, readers are expected to know how to run commands on a terminal.

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