Friday, December 15th, 2006

Slide Share: You Tube for Presentations

Category: Prototype, Showcase

Slide Share is a community sharing site for slide presentations.

It has mimicked a lot of the YouTube features, and has some nice ones such as the translation of slides.

The feel is nice and interactive, and it appears to be powered by Prototype and Script.aculo.us.

SlideShare

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am
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Good idea
It uses Prototype and script.aculo.us and more I think it’ a Ruby On Rails application.

Comment by seb — December 15, 2006

In my opinion it’s stupid to compare PHP to Ruby on Rails, hence PHP is a language and RoR is a framework. Instead of abandoning PHP, you might just as well download a framework with the same features. Same result, less effort.

Comment by Andy — December 15, 2006

(Andy) PHP is too a framework, because it provides easy tool to access database, to modify graphics, etc.

Comment by Lupus Michaelis — December 15, 2006

… well Lupus, than every high level scripting/programming language is a framework of machine code … sure, ANSI C too … do You agree ?

However, I think that this post doesn’t talk about RoR against PHP, just talk about this new site/service and I think it’s quite cool, well done Slide Share “some language plus protaculous” guys, good graphic and useful idea :-)

Comment by Andrea Giammarchi — December 15, 2006

Hey!

So for the curious out there, I can confirm that slideshare.net is built with Ruby on Rails. We use Prototype and Scriptaculous, but we’re also not afraid of using Flash when necessary (for rendering the presentations, for example).

-Jonathan Boutelle (CTO, SlideShare)

Comment by Jonathan Boutelle — December 17, 2006

Its very good work..

Comment by Okan Ozkan — February 23, 2007

It’s an innovative idea to do so.
But it seems that its PowerPoint to Flash player should be optimized for better control like progess bar referring to YouTube.

Comment by William — June 28, 2007

An innovative idea to share presentations.

But maybe the PowerPoint to Flash player should be optimized for better controls like progess bar referring to YouTube.

Comment by William — June 28, 2007

I’ve found another site http://www.myplick.com It’s quite a bit faster than slideshare in terms of both converting and playing back the presentations.

Comment by Peter Joeliz — October 25, 2007

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