Enter the SlideShare Theater
There's a great UX debate about scrolling vs clicking, I used to feel that the SlideShare experience could benefit from a scrolling mode where the user doesn't have to take deliberate clicking actions in order to continue viewing the presentation.
Scrolling I feel comes more naturally and keeps the users in their reading flow.
Now, it wasn't possible to make such a radical change in the SlideShare player just based on theory, I needed a practical example to prove it so I went ahead and made SlideShare Theater, it's a Chrome extension that provides a distraction free natural scroll based experience to SlideShare users.
The extension was well received within and outside SlideShare and discussions to include this mode in the main player started.
PS: A dark/light mode switcher is coming soon!