[nycphp-talk] [OT] live slide-show delivery via browser only

Allen Shaw ashaw at
Tue Oct 31 12:43:01 EST 2006

Hi All,

I'm looking for a free/OSS (preferably PHP-oriented) solution to this 
problem:  Deliver paged content (eg., typical still-frame slide show) to 
any number of viewers via the web browser only, while providing only the 
host/operator with the controls to advance the slides in real time;  and 
don't require the user to have anything other than a decent Internet 
connection and fairly modern browser.

If nobody knows of an existing package like this, it seems it would be 
fairly simple to build, no?  Page-forward/back/jump commands could be 
sent by the operator to a database or file on the server, and some 
Javascript in the viewer could be monitoring the server for those 
commands and then adjust the display accordingly. 

Question: Is this
a) so self-apparent and easy that nobody's bothered to develop a package 
for it?
b) much more complicated than I've explained and thus potentially a 
waste of time?
c)  contained already in some fairly simple CGI package you know about 
and I don't?


Allen Shaw
Polymer (

Allen Shaw
Polymer (

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