Want to develop web content that looks great in a presentation and works well with the free LiveSlides add-in? Follow these guidelines:
One URL per slide - The LiveSlides add-in is only capable of displaying one URL per slide. If you want to spread your web content across three slides, you’d need to break your content apart to be accessible by three URLs.
Assume the user won’t interact with your content - Presenters spend most of their time showing your content and explaining it to an audience, not interacting with it. This means the user likely won’t scroll through your content, log in, complete a form and submit data, or click on any content.
Keep content “above the fold” - Any content that’s “below the fold” in LiveSlides won’t be displayed unless the presenter interacts with the web content to scroll down.
Don’t password protect content - The last thing a presenter wants to do in front of a huge audience is to be interrupted by a login screen. We recommend protecting content using hard-to-guess obfuscated URLs. Note that if the presenter shares the presentation PPTX file; other people will be able to see the URL and access the content.
Don’t display ads or pop-ups - Don’t litter your content with ads, pop-ups, or other advertising or administrative debris that detract from the message or break a presenter’s flow.
Use RESTful GET URLs - When LiveSlides displays content in the slide, it will execute a
GET request on the URL specified in the placeholder. Your website shouldn’t rely on the user having a session to display your content. The LiveSlides browser does respect anchors in links.
Enable HTTPS - HTTPS is required to display web content from web-based slide applications like Google Slides or Office.com. Also, many presentations are given on public Wi-Fi networks in hotels or convention centers that may inject unwanted code or text into your content if its not protected via HTTPS. To ensure the integrity of your content, enable HTTPS on your web server and redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS.
X-Frame-Options header for HTTPS content - Setting the
X-Frame-Options header may prevent your web content from being displayed on web-based slide applications like Google Slides or Office.com. We recommend disabling the
X-Frame-Options header on content that will be presented. Most web servers have this header disabled by default so this is rarely a concern. Read more about X-Frame-Options.
Once you’ve optimized your content for display in LiveSlides, be sure to add the LiveSlides button API to your website, so your users can download your content in a PPTX slide with one click.