Presentations with reveal.js

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.

It is wri­tten in Ja­vaS­cript wi­th good CSS the­me­s, and it does not re­qui­re ex­pert kno­w­le­dge on tho­se te­ch­no­lo­gie­s. In or­der to play the pre­sen­ta­tio­n, you laun­ch an HT­ML fi­le from a web bro­w­ser or ­you can al­so run it wi­th a sta­tic ser­ve­r.

Ad­van­ta­ges:

  • 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).