Create geek slideshows
I heard one day that consultant finish to see the world into bullet points. Abusing of ppt everyday, their brain slowly mutate and they finish them self to behve as a continuous slideshow of concepts. Funny or scarring. It depends.
However, since 1 or 2 years, we observe people making js presentation, homemade or not. This might be a continuation of Google doc presentation growth or simply a consequence of people getting bored by ppt. To build them, you’ll find on internet libraries like impress.js, deck,js or scrollorama. Some website like prezi.com even offer now a real alternative to ppt based on js. To have an overview of available libraries check favbulous website
However, as this might sound unnecessarily complicated to create a slideshow, share it and publish it using js compared to ppt, I built a small mashup of Sinatra, deck.js and haml hosted on Heroku.
The principle is SIMPLICITY.
Sinatra let me publish and organize my slideshows on Heroku. A new slideshow is just a file with multiple sections. Each section is a slide. As I have extracted all the surrounding css/js call in a layout and added haml syntax, a visually impacting slide might be as simple than:
%h1 you wont believe it !!!
Neat, isnt it ?
To try the go on Geek slideshow, fork it on Github and start using it.