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How to use Webby and S6 to generate KeyNote or PowerPoint-like presentations with gradient themes in plain text using a wiki-style markup language

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What’s Webby? Webby is a free, open source tool (in Ruby) that lets you build websites in plain text using the wiki-style markup language of your choice (such as Textile or Markdown.) Webby also lets you build KeyNote or PowerPoint-like presentations. (More Webby Project Site »)

Unfortunately, out-of-the-box Webby’s built-in presentation template (that is, webby-gen presentation <yourfolderhere>) uses the S5 package. Let’s roll our own Webby template to use the S6 package instead.

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Written by Gerald

February 20th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

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RedCloth Cookbook: How Tos, Recipes, F.A.Qs - Using the Ruby Plain Text to Web Markup Gem

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What’s Textile? What’s RedCloth?

Textile is a wiki-style markup language that’s easy-to-write and easy-to-read and that lets you author web pages in plain text. RedCloth is the Ruby gem that lets you use Textile in Ruby.

Using RedCloth

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Written by Gerald

August 16th, 2008 at 6:15 am

Slide Show - A Free Web Alternative to PowerPoint and KeyNote in Ruby

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I’ve uploaded slideshow v0.1 - 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. You can get started in three easy steps:

  • Step 1: Author your slides in plain text using a wiki-style markup language
  • Step 2: Generate your slide show using the slideshow gem
  • Step 3: Open up your slide show in Firefox with the FullerScreen browser addon
  • That’s it. Showtime!

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Written by Gerald

February 18th, 2008 at 3:45 am