Old-fashioned PPT’s presentations are from the 90’s, and let’s face it, we are in the age of the web browser. So, the last time I had to gave a talk, I decided to use a better technical support.
After a quick search for alternatives, I found many options, including well-known libraries, until I finally decided for reveal.js.
- Version control: Given the fact that your presentation is made from source code, it is possible to track changes by using git.
- A better cross-platform support: it does not rely on a particular software in a particular version to be present (web browsers are ubiquitous nowadays).
- Compatibility: WYSIWYG.
- Able to host your presentation in the cloud and access it from anywhere.
Reasons to use it / nice things about it:
- We are in 2014
- Supports Markdown language
To be clear: I am not saying that this is a better alternative because is newer of modern, but because of the advantages listed. In other words, if we count with developed tools at our disposal, it would be a good idea to use them.
Here are some simple and basic examples of presentations I am working on. (DISCLAIMER: they might be in different languages, and the page is in progress).