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MDX Deck

Award-winning React MDX-based presentation decks

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Getting Started

npm i -D mdx-deck

Create an MDX file and separate each slide with

# Hello

This is my deck

The End

Add a run script to your

with the MDX Deck CLI pointing to the
file to start the development server:
"scripts": {
  "start": "mdx-deck deck.mdx"

Start the development server:

npm start

Use the left and right arrow keys to navigate through the presentation.

Using MDX

MDX uses Markdown syntax and can render React components inline with JSX.


To import components, use ES import syntax separated with empty lines between any markdown or JSX syntax.

import { Box } from 'theme-ui'


Read more about MDX syntax in the MDX Docs.


MDX Deck uses Theme UI and Emotion for styling, making practically any part of the presentation themeable. It also includes several built-in themes to change the look and feel of the presentation.


MDX Deck includes built-in components to help with creating presentations, a

component for adding speaker notes, a
component for the document head,
components for persistent header and footer content, and a
component for adding multiple intermediate steps in a single slide.

Read more in the Components docs.

Third-Party Components

These optional libraries are intended for use with MDX Deck.

  • CodeSurfer: React component for scrolling, zooming and highlighting code.
  • mdx-code: Runnable code playgrounds for MDX Deck.
  • mdx-deck-live-code: Live React and JS coding in slides.

Note: please check with version compatibility when using these libraries.


Each slide can include a custom layout around its content, which can be used as a template for visually differentiating slides.

// example Layout.js
import React from 'react'

export default ({ children }) => (

import Layout from './Layout'

No Layout

Custom Layout

The layout component will wrap the MDX elements within that slide, which means you can add custom layout styles or style child elements with CSS-in-JS.

Presenter Mode


Option + P
to toggle Presenter Mode, which will show a preview of the next slide, a timer, and speaker notes.

presenter mode screenshot

The presentation can be opened in two separate windows at the same time, and it will stay in sync with the other window.

Keyboard Shortcuts

| Key | Description | | ----------- | -------------------------------------------- | | Left Arrow, Page Up, Shift + Space | Go to previous slide (or step in Steps) | | Right Arrow, Page Down, Space | Go to next slide (or step in Steps) | | Option + P | Toggle Presenter Mode | | Option + O | Toggle Overview Mode | Option + G | Toggle Grid Mode

CLI Options

-p --port     Dev server port
-h --host     Host the dev server listens to
--no-open     Prevent from opening in default browser

Videos & Articles


See how others have used MDX Deck for their presentations.

Usage Examples

The following examples will open in CodeSandbox.


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