slides

How to build a slide deck in PowerPoint that isn’t god awful

"Oooh! A PowerPoint Presentation!"

— No one ever

Nobody likes a slide show. I don't even have to back that assertion up with evidence. It's a universal truth — like saying "the sky is blue", "the grass is green" or "The Mummy with Tom Cruise is the worst movie ever made." And if you haven't seen The Mummy reboot, I just saved you and you should be grateful.

It's as if there is some unwritten rule that says: if you do a PowerPoint presentation, it has to be measurably boring on a physical level.

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WebSlides

Looks like a nicely done little system, by José Luis Antúnez for creating presentation slides.

WebSlides makes HTML presentations easy. Just the essentials and using lovely CSS.

An alternative to reveal.js. I like how it utilizes other open source projects.

I always feel like I should be using things like this for my presentations, as someone who normally very much likes working in HTML and CSS. But for some reason, I always reach for Keynote or Slides.com. I think it's a brain-modes thing. When I'm in "I need to work on what I'm going to say at this presentation" brain-mode, I don't want to be messing with markup, I just want to write and maybe pluck at some UI controls.

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