impress.js – Whoever said presentations have to be boring
Presented by: ninadsp
15 years ago
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Post event update: A blog post covering everything that I discussed in the session

There have been enough Dilbert jokes about how boring presentations are. Presentation styles have barely changed in the past 20 years inspite of improvements in available technology.

It is now time to throw the slide deck out of the window, and learn to tell a story. I will be covering the basics of how to use impress.js. I will NOT be covering tips and tricks of how to present.

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  • Don’t you think impress.js is very highly dependant on the browser ??
    I felt it was totally browser incomptible.

    • @Prashant: True that. As of now, impress.js promises to work only on Chrome. But, if you’re good enough at CSS, why not fork it and help with cross-browser compatibility? ๐Ÿ™‚

      On that note, I’ll see if I can delve into the internals during the talk. Could be a good starting point for you and me to start contributing.

  • Yes true ! ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me help a bit into the browser compatibility ! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have you had a look into jmpress ?? , the jQuery version of the same ?
    Not pretty popular as yet , but has improved compatibility as it’s developed using jQuery.

  • Frankly speaking, I think this product doesnt have a strong business case and may never be successful. No offense meant – but usually, people comfortable with coding do not do much of presentations, and people who do a lot of presentations (Sales, marketing, managers etc), are not too technical. Hence, I do not see much of a market opportunity for a presentation tool which actually forces the user to write code. I am not a techni guy and I attended this session hoping to get a cool tool to present but had to leave midway ๐Ÿ™‚

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