Christian Heilmann, one of the most persuasive of Mozilla’s evangelists for HTML5 wrote a blog post titled “Why I don’t write my slides in HTML.” It’s a good read. In it he provided a list of places where he sees HTML slide tools falling short. These days, Christian spends much of his life giving presentations on HTML so slide tool developers who ignore those points do so at their peril.
I’ve remixed Christian’s list and used it as a scorecard and feature checklist to guide further development of Simple HTML Slides. If it’s possible to satisfy all (or at least most) of those requirements then I can be confident that Simple HTML Slides are actually useful in the real world of hard core presenters.
Check out the Simple HTML Slides Project Page to see a working presentation that has a slide with video on it, all embedded in a WordPress post.