Slide Show (S9) Gem Now Supports Syntax Highlighting and Headers for Gradients, Title, etc

Hello,

I’ve published an update to Slide Show (S9) - a Ruby gem that lets
you create slide shows and author slides in plain text using a
wiki-style markup language that’s easy-to-write and easy-to-read.

What’s new?

The Slide Show (S9) gem now supports headers that let you set
options in your source e.g. use

title: Microformats - Adding Semantics to Your Web S. - Web 3.0 in
Action

to set the web page title. Use

gradient-colors: green lime
gradient-colors: #0e1f5b #3b5998
gradient: top-bottom black grey

to set the style and/or colors for your gradient background theme.

Use

code-theme: blackboard
code-line-numbers: false

to select the Ultraviolet syntax highlighting theme and turn off
line numbering. Thanks to zimbatm (*1) for sending in patches for
fixing the slideshow gem executable on Unix and on getting started
with syntax highlighting using the Ultraviolet (*2) gem.

To use/turn on the experimental syntax highlighting in your slide
shows specify the language using #! ruby after the code block e.g.:

{{{
#!ruby
puts “syntaxes:”
puts Uv.syntaxes.join( ", " )

puts “themes:”
puts Uv.themes.join( ", " )
}}}

Finally, I’ve created a new mailing list/forum for free web slide
show alternatives such as S5, S9, FullerScreen and friends. Join us @
http://groups.google.com/group/webslideshow

Find out more about the Slide Show (S9) gem @
http://slideshow.rubyforge.org

Cheers.

(*1) http://oree.ch
(*2) http://ultraviolet.rubyforge.org

Hello,

To test the new code syntax highlighting machinery powered by the
Ultraviolet (Uv) gem I have create a mini slideshow tutorial. For your
enjoyment I have included some “Rubyize this” examples - the 5th
Edition from RubyFleebie and the RubyCamp 2008 Vancouver Edition. To
show syntax highlighting for other languages than Ruby I have added
some Hello World samples from Ada, C, Erlang to Java and PHP.

More @ http://slideshow.rubyforge.org/syntax.html
The textile source resides @
http://slideshow.rubyforge.org/svn/samples/syntax.textile

Questions? Comments? Send them along to the Free Web Slide Show
Alternatives - S5, S9, FullerScreen and Friends forum @
http://groups.google.com/group/webslideshow

Cheers.

PS: S9 Bonus Tip: Replace .html with .svg to check your background
gradient theme in your browser. Try
http://slideshow.rubyforge.org/syntax.svg (Note, better browsers such
as Firefox, Opera, etc. required with built-in vector graphics
machinery).

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