Bad news. The server hosting The Ruby Toolbox went bust on the evening of June 7th. While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.

For the time being, here is a very stripped down version of the Ruby Toolbox's contents.

Update June 13th: I'd like to invite you to join the discussion on the future of the Toolbox on github. You can also get in touch directly on Twitter.

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 Github LeaVerou/CSSS
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ShowOff is a Sinatra web app that reads simple configuration files for a presentation. It is sort of like a Keynote web app engine. I am using it to do all my talks in 2010, because I have a deep hatred in my heart for Keynote and yet it is by far the best in the field. The idea is that you setup your slide files in section subdirectories and then startup the showoff server in that directory. It will read in your showoff.json file for which sections go in which order and then will give you a URL to present from.

 Rubygem showoff
 Github schacon/showoff
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 Github cykod/CoderDeck
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Create slides with Markdown

 Rubygem slidedown
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 Github geraldb/s6
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Parade is an open source presentation software that consists of a Sinatra web app that serves up markdown files in a presentation format. Parade can serve a directory or be configured to run with a simple configuration file. * Markdown backed data > This ultimately makes it easier to manage diffs when making changes, using the content in other documents, and quickly re-using portions of a presentation. * Syntax Highlighting > Using GitHub flavored markdown, code fences will automatically be syntax highlighted, making it incredibly easy to integrate code samples. * Code Execution > Slides are able to provide execution and show results for JavaScript and Coffeescript live within the browser. This allows for live demonstrations of code. * Web > Slide presentations are basically websites -- they run in your browser from your desktop. This allows for a wide range of possibilities for customization and expandability. * Basic Templating and Color Schemes > Several templates and color scheme options have been provided to help you get started. While Parade does not currently provide anything near the variety of many other presentation packages, it is well-suited for basic presentations. * Design Flexibility (pros and cons) > Unless you're skilled in CSS/Animations, you will likely have a harder time creating presentations with as much polish as other programs provide. However, this approach also makes Parade incredibly flexible if you do understand CSS/Animations.

 Rubygem parade
 Github burtlo/parade
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Slide Show (S9) - A Free Web Alternative to PowerPoint and Keynote in Ruby

 Rubygem slideshow