Yesterday we added a new region to Danland 7.x, the Slideshow region will allow you to create slideshows without touching the .tpl.php files.
Currently we have not released a version that includes the region, and the following is the code that we add:
<?php if ($page['slideshow']) : ?>
<?php print render ($page['slideshow']); ?>
</div> <!-- end slideshow -->
<?php endif; ?>
We also will add a new region to Danland 6.x, hopefully we can release the latest version of Danland immediately. See our latest commits here.