12 Impressive JavaScript & HTML5 Presentation Frameworks

The growth of websites is somewhat perpetual. Today there is hardly a single business that does not have some form of website coverage. Now, more and more people are becoming website designers. Website development is in continuous flux and new techniques are also being introduced. There are many businesses that strongly require the implementation of presentations on their websites. Presentation can be defined as organized, visual details engineered to create an overall impression; usually positive one way or another.

Languages like Javascript, HTML5, and others help to embed features into various web pages. But these languages can be time consuming, so web developers have found a flexible way to use them within web pages.  That flexible method works through the aide of frameworks. WordPress is a well-known open source platform, providing the flexibility to use presentations within web pages.

There are lots of JavaScript and HTML5 presentation frameworks available for creation of modern layouts for web pages requiring presentation features. These frameworks are the simplest way to create presentations for browsers and facilitate web development in an easier way.

Below is a review of 12 JavaScript and HTML5 presentation frameworks:

1) Presentation Framework –  Deck.js

Deck js is one of the most advanced HTML Presentation Frameworks.  It has new features and functionality.

Slides come from basic HTML and the deck core module keeps track of them. Deck instructs how to transition between slides. Meanwhile extensions use core events and methods, allowing the freedom to add what’s wanted and leave out what isn’t. Included are themes and templates.


2) Presentation Framework –  Tacion.js

Tacion is A jQuery Mobile framework for making real-time presentations. It has features like syncing and uses Pusher to create a sync channel. Moving arrows or swiping allows transition between slides.

Syncing is a means by which the presenter and his audience remain in sync. Syncing is a distributed sort of presentation that can engage the audience in new ways.


3) Presentation Framework – Fathom.js

This .js presents JavaScript in its native environment. You can write your slideshow in HTML, fashion it with CSS, and control it with JavaScript. When finished, it allows you to easily and quickly sync the video of your presentation. It comes with built-in keyboard, mouse, and scroll bar navigation.


4) Presentation Framework – Impress.js

This is an impressive HTML and JavaScript presentation framework with a stylish interface and creative functionality. If you’re bored using slides-based presentations, impress your audience with stunning visualization.


5) Presentation Framework – Reveal.js

This is an HTML presentation framework, providing modern slides that help create a unique slideshow. If you don’t know code, that isn’t a problem. There’s a full-feature visual editor.  For Point of View, just press ESC to enter the slide overview. There are many more impressive features.


6) Presentation Framework –  Presenteer.js

Presenteer.js an HTML5 presentation tool that works in a single line of code. It works like VAR presentation. You can create the HTML and style it with CSS, then on page load make instances for all presentations.



7) Presentation Framework –  Jmpress.js

Jmpress is a very good presentation framework. It can pan, rotate and scale with most modern browsers. Some of the more impressive features include: nested steps, animations, printable options, presenter notes, templates, ajax-loaded steps, keyboard controls, routing, zoomable steps and plugins.


8) Presentation Framework –  DZ Slides

One can create slides with HTML5 and CSS3 using DZ; slides made of text, images or videos.  Slides behave like transitions with independent resolution: CSS3 can do that. DZ slides are a single HTML file; an HTML template. These bring together all the features in order to transform a simple HTML5 page into a presentation.


9) Presentation Framework –  slides

Presentation Framework allows creation of an impressive slideshow and presentation with HTML. You just make slides in plain old HTML, and the framework presents them for you. You can create themes and layouts with CSS.


10) Presentation Framework –  Slides Google Code

This is the presentation everyone is talking about today. It’s an interactive slide deck written completely in HTML5, and showing off many of HTML5’s features.



This is a starting point for building wonderful multi-device web experiences. You can begin your project with a Web Starter Kit; though you’ll need to follow the Web Fundamentals Guide. The web Starter Kit is an easy way to embark on a new project.

11) Presentation Framework  – Perkele.js

This is a JavaScript slide framework. It features WPO Basics.



12) Presentation Framework –  HTML Slidy

HTML Slidy comes with an accompanying style sheet. If you happen to be a member of the W3C staff, you must include a W3C icon. Features include a single consolidated file for less editing complication. An up/down/left/right arrow for traversing backwards and forwards is also provided. Slidy gives a good contrast between foreground and background.



There are many slide framework programs to choose from. All have good features and are mostly easy to use. Slides can really make the difference, turning an ordinary, lackluster website into an impressive, interesting and dynamic user experience.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2014 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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