An image slider is not something that is usually associated with online Help. It’s a website thing right? Well maybe not. Let’s check out Nivo Slider.
The jQuery plugin Nivo Slider is a beautiful way to show images in any Web page and best of all it’s easy to use and it’s free. So why not think about adding an extra touch of pizazz to your web-based documentation?
Perhaps the slider could be used on a home page, with links to different sections or topics, or even to represent a number of steps using a series of images? Nivo Slider can be set up to display captions, thumbnails, and with a little CSS know-how any aspect can be customised. There are also plenty of other settings to play with such as slide transitions.
The slider is a no-no for printed documentation, but if it’s used carefully in your projects it adds a neat touch of interaction with your readers and breaks up the static text on the page. It might even help your documentation to stand out from the crowd!
Installation is straightforward and it’s all explained on the Nivo Slider website, with details of all options, settings, and themes. However, I have produced a working demo that’s already baked into a RoboHelp project, so feel free to view the live demo below or download a copy to play with.