AJAX-S – Make slideshows with Ajax

I recently stumbled upon Ajax-S, which is a short for AJAX-Slides. AJAX-S uses an XML format for the actual data which is being presented and XSLT to transform it into it’s final presentational form in order to provide strict separation of content and presentation. Now the best part is, it is available for free download and hence will be helpful for the developer minds.

The idea came to me because I wanted a lightweight slideshow based on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, but I also wanted to separate the data of each page from the actual code that presents it. Therefore, I decided to move the data into an XML file and then use AJAX to retrieve it. The name AJAX-S is short for AJAX-Slides (or Asynchronous JavaScript and XML Slides, if you want to).

After the recent release it supports incremental rendering, non-JavaScript users and also offers a printable version and fixed many other bugs. :)

2 Responses to AJAX-S – Make slideshows with Ajax
  1. James
    February 16, 2006 | 5:30 pm

    Thanks for the link and review of the Ajax Slideshow script – use ful stuff !

  2. Robert Nyman
    February 12, 2006 | 9:12 am

    Thanks for the mentioning!

    AJAX-S actually supports HTML or XML as the format for the data, where the HTML formatting one has become my own favorite and the one I used in my two latest presentations.

    While we’re at it, I also really recommend taking a look at ASK – AJAX Source Kit.