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Create Mind-Blowing HTML5 Presentations!

Bring your photos to life in an amazing HTML5 slideshow in Dreamweaver. The Slideshow photo gallery is built with jQuery, is CSS based and uses HTML5 W3C standard elements like the Canvas and CSS3 Transitions, when available, for the highest animation quality and no Flash at all – so it runs on all iDevices smoothly!

Choose amazing effects from the famous director, Ken Burns to slowly zoom and pan across your photos, or use the many transitions available. The slideshow includes navigation controls in many styles so it perfectly fits your site.

The extension has been discontinued, please get HTML5 Slideshow 2!



  • Amazing Ken Burns moving effect – It enables a widely used technique of embedding still photographs in motion pictures, displayed with slow zooming and panning effects, and fading transitions between them.
Ken Burns moving effect
  • Extensive Random Ken Burns - Now you can not only choose a random start and end position for the Ken Burns effect but also a random start and end factor!
random Ken Burns
  • HTML5 Animations with Canvas, CSS3 and jQuery – No Flash required!
HTML5 Animations with Canvas, CSS3 and jQuery
  • Rich choice of slide transitions – You can choose between Fade, Reveal, Push, Slide or Random transition for your slides.
slide transitions
  • Cool looking navigation control - Available in many styles and fully stylable with CSS.
navigation control
  • Title and description for each slide - A cool title and description can be displayed as additional slide info.
Title and description for each slide
  • Full control of the position of title and description as well the navigation controls
Full control for postition of title and description
  • Discover the power of HTML5 Canvas control - When available it is used to display the Ken Burns effect providing you the best quality ever.

  • CSS3 Transforms are used on iDevices like iPad and iPhone - Take advantage of the build in hardware acceleration and give you the maximum performance and greatest experience.
iPad and iPhone compatible
  • You can make HTML5 slideshows directly from dynamic sources like a Recordset, an RSS/ATOM Feed fetched with Feed Genie ASP/PHP, or even a Spry DataSet! By combining HTML5 Slideshow now with Feed Genie ASP/PHP, you can make slideshows directly from your Picasa / Flickr Photo Albums! Or just choose the featured photos!
  • Live preview of the total slideshow in Dreamweaver - With a single click on the preview button you can see a preview of your complete slideshow.
live preview in Dreamweaver
  • Integrated DMXzone Resizer - Now resizing all your images super fast to a regular size for the slideshow and bigger size for display the image in DMXzone Lightbox.
Integrated Resizer
  • Timed transitions on slides and text - You can specify the duration of the slide, the text and the transitions.
Timed transitions on slides and text
  • Easing enables special movement effect - Apply easing to your transitions. This way you can create effects such as elastic movement, accelerated movement and much more.
  • Add clickable links to your slideshow - You can add link to every image of you slideshow. If you have the DMXzone Lightbox extension installed you can automatically generate Lightbox links.
Clickable links in slideshow
  • Great Dreamweaver Integration - Interactive dialog in Dreamweaver with all the options you’ll need.
Dreamweaver integration
  • An inline property inspector -  The property inspector enables you to change several options after you’ve created the slideshow
Inline property inspector
  • Fully Controllable by behaviors - You want to navigate to specific position, start or stop the Slideshow - it can be easily done with the Control HTML5 Slideshow behavior.

Behavior connector
  • Search Engine Friendly - HTML5 Slideshow is made in just HTML5, CSS and jQuery it can be nicely indexed by all search engines and web spiders.

  • Fully cross-browser compatible - Create stunning slideshows even in Internet Explorer thanks to the DMXzone’s clever use of feature detection and fall back. For example when the HTML5 Canvas control is available it is used, but when it is not available the slideshow falls back to use regular image tags.

Advanced HTML Editor 3 Integration

  • HTML5 Slideshow and Advanced HTML Editor 3 integration - Have a look at our HTML5 Slideshow fully integrated into the Advanced HTML Editor 3.
  • Expandable options dialog - Collapse and expand the options you need for your slideshow.

  • Direct image upload from your computer - You can upload images directly from your computer with the help of Pure PHP Upload 2/ Pure ASP Upload 3 and even resize them with Smart Image Processor ASP/PHP 2.

  • Image upload from your Image Gallery Add-on - If you have the Image Gallery Add-on set in your editor, you can upload from the gallery the images that you've selected.

  • Images upload from your File Manager Add-on - If you have the File Manager Add-on set in your editor, you can select the images directly from the manager.

  • Drag & Drop (Firefox and Chrome) - Drag one or many images from your personal folders and drop to upload them automatically for the slideshow.

  • Timed transitions on slides - We offer various combinations of transition effects, image placement and transition duration for your slides. 

  • Title and description - You can add title, URL and description to the images that you've uploaded. Once you've done it edit the title position, transition effect and duration in order to create the slideshow that you've always wanted.

    • Navigation - You can choose which type of control to enable in your image sliders.

    • Ken Burns effect - The HTML5 Slideshow will allow you to use Ken Burns effect and edit its position and zoom factor.

    • Fully editable settings - If you decide to change any setting at some later point, you can do that from the user friendly interface, where you can set up how the navigation will work and many other options.



    Basic Usage

    Basic HTML5 Slideshow

    Creating Basic HTML5 Slideshow
    With this movie we will show you how to create a basic slideshow using HTML5 Slideshow.

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    HTML5 Slideshow Video

    Attach Videos to your Images in HTML5 Slideshow

    With this movie we will show you how to open videos in DMXzone Lightbox by clicking HTML5 Slideshow images

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    HTML5 Slideshow Video

    Randomize and Shuffle your Images in HTML5 Slideshow

    With this movie we will show you the new Random and Shuffle options that had recently been integrated into the HTML5 Slideshow.

    custom controls in HTML5 Slideshow

    Using Custom Controls to Navigate the HTML5 Slideshow

    With this movie we will show you how you can use custom controls in order to navigate the HTML5 Slideshow.

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    Combined Usage

    HTML5 Slideshow Video

    Open Tooltips in your HTML5 Slideshow

    With this movie we will show you how to show Advanced Tooltips when the mouse goes over an HTML5 Slideshow images.

    HTML5 Slideshow Video

    Open HTML5 Slideshow in a Lightbox

    With this movie we will show you how to show your HTML5 Slideshow in a nice DMXzone Lightbox popup.

    html5 slideshow and dmxzone lightbox

    Combining HTML5 Slideshow with DMXzone Lightbox

    With this movie we will show you how to open your HTML5 Slideshow images in DMXzone Lightbox.

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    Type: Behavior
    License: External link
    Product: Dreamweaver 8, Dreamweaver CS3, Dreamweaver CS4, Dreamweaver CS5/CS5.5 and CS6, Dreamweaver CS5.5, Dreamweaver CC+
    Platform: Win XP/2000/2003/2008/7, Mac OS X
    Browser: Opera 8, Opera 9, Safari 2.0, IE 7, Firefox 3.6+, Opera 9.5, Safari 3, Chrome 9+, IE 8, Safari 4+, Opera 10+, iPad
    Used Technologies: jQuery, CSS
    Screen Shot: External link
    Tags: html5,slideshow,css,jquery,dreamweaver


    Version 1.5.1

    • Included the latest jQuery 1.11.1
    • Improved for Dreamweaver CC 2014
    • Improved for DMXzone Extension Manager

    Version 1.5.0

    Version 1.2.4

    • Full Dreamweaver CC and Extension Manager CC support
    • Included new Behavior Connector with restyled UI and better Mac OSX Support
    • Updated the automatic file copy and update component for better Dreamweaver CC support
    • Improved compatibility with the latest jQuery
    • Included latest jQuery 1.10.1
    • Improved Windows 8 compatibility

    Version 1.2.3

    • New integration with File Genie ASP/PHP! Now you can use any folder as dynamic image source!
    • Improved integration with dynamic data
    • Improved DW integration
    • Improved installer for DW CS6

    Version 1.2.2

    • New responsive capabilities! Now you can specify width 100%,image placement fill or fit and the slideshow will automatically resize itself to fit your desktop or mobile device browser! 
    • Improved behavior connector events and compatibility with the latest jQuery
    • Latest jQuery 1.7.2 included
    • Improved installer for DW CS 5.5+

    Version 1.2.0

    • Now also available as Advanced HTML Editor 3 Add-on!
    • Improved Dreamweaver Interface and context help
    • All options in Dreamweaver now generate valid JSON config

    Version 1.0.6

    • Included latest jQuery 1.6.3
    • Fix for fade effect in older Internet Explorer versions

    Version 1.0.5

    • Improved Dreamweaver UI
    • Smaller JavaScript files by better compression
    • Improved jQuery version recognition and include
    • Improved related files include method
    • Improved working in Dreamweaver templates
    • Compatibility now with site root relative links Dreamweaver option for making all includes site root relative

    Version 1.0.4

    • Included new jQuery 1.4.4
    • Improved depended file includes
    • Improved includes and cleanup of styles

    Version 1.0.3

    • You can make HTML5 slideshows directly from dynamic sources like a Recordset, an RSS/ATOM Feed fetched with Feed Genie ASP/PHP, or even a Spry DataSet! 
    • By combining HTML5 Slideshow now with Feed Genie ASP/PHP, you can make slideshows directly from your Picasa / Flickr Photo Albums! Or just choose the featured photos!
    • Optimized image preloading
    • Native support for Spry as data source

    Version 1.0.2

    • Improved IE positioning and Ken Burns
    • Improved iPad support, now the slideshow is smoother and faster than ever!
    • Smart linking to case sensitive styles folder

    Version 1.0.1

    • New option for starting with random slide
    • New option to shuffle the slides first

    Update Procedure:

    Just open a page using the HTML5 Slideshow. You will see a progress bar indicating new files are being copied. After that a dialog will popup with the list of the new files. Depending on if you have remote site defined and you have site synchronization enabled, the files will be automatically synchronized or you will be presented an option to upload all files.

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    DMXzone Does it again

    July 14, 2010 by Mikel Bullis

    HTML5 Slideshow does not disappoint! It took less than 5 minutes to go live with our first slideshow... this tool is just what we are looking for to replace our flash animations.

    The extension is loaded with additional features that we hadn't event thought of but will be great for flexibility in the future.

    Excellent work, Excellent Support... and a great value for the price. 

    easy setup - perfect result

    July 20, 2010 by Greta Garberini

    One suggestion for the title of the popup (enlarged picture). There should be the title of the picture instead of the path/filename.
    One small thing: Carful with UTF-8. in my case the meta tag came after the numerous javascript includes, so that the names with special characters were displayed incorrectly:

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset="utf-8"" />
    <!--[if IE]><script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="../dmx/lib/excanvas-compressed.js"></script><![endif]-->
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../Styles/dmxHTML5Slideshow.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../Styles/dmxHTML5Slideshow/dark_matter/dark_matter.css" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../dmx/widgets/Lightbox/styles/default/style.css" />
    <script type="text/javascript" src="../ScriptLibrary/jquery-latest.pack.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="../ScriptLibrary/jquery.easing.1.3.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="../ScriptLibrary/dmxHTML5Slideshow.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="../dmx/dmx.core.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="../dmx/widgets/Lightbox/dmx.lightbox.js"></script>

    Great Product, and Great Support!

    August 20, 2010 by Shon Hall

    We are moving our web animations away Flash, so that we can be more compatible with mobile devices, so were looking for a good replacement.

    Came across HTML5 Slideshow, and love it! Works great, and is very easy to configure, unlike Flash that can take hours to do the very same thing! Now, we can update images all we'd like without having to fight programming in Flash! Sweet!

    There were some issues with the initial release, but, they were all over getting the bugs worked out and releasing new updates in a super timely manner! These guys are on the BALL!! It should get a 5 star rating, just on their support service alone!

    The ONLY thing keeping me from giving it a complete 5 star rating, is that I'd really like individual control over each image, so that we can pan right on one image, and then pan left on the next image, or what-have-you... Otherwise, this is simply awesome!

    Again, their support deserves absolute KUDOS for working out the bugs so effectively!! Great job, guys!!

    re: First Slide

    June 28, 2011 by Dane Henas

    Great plug in. On my wish list would be to have control over at least the first slide so that I can have it linger longer as a still image at first and then have it start to move. How hard would that be? ;-)

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