[Live-demo] Maintaining and translating the OSGeo-Live presentation

Barry Rowlingson barry.rowlingson at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 07:48:04 PDT 2012

On 27 October 2012 15:21, Luca Delucchi <lucadeluge at gmail.com> wrote:
> Today I worked a little bit on presentation and I obtain something
> really interesting for my point of view, before spend other time on
> it, I would like to show you the firsts results [0]; I only add some
> sphinx markup language and install hieroglyph [1]
> What do you think?
> I really like it, but there a "lot of work" to do:
> - add logo for each software
> - remove some text and add some pictures
> I'll wait some days to have some feedback and know if this should be
> the right way to follow...
> [0] http://lucadelu.org/osgeo_slides
> [1] http://yergler.net/projects/hieroglyph/slides/

 Adding pictures - and people look at your pictures more than they
read your text in presentations - is a pain. That's why I start with
the pictures.

 Doing presentations non-wysiwiggy with a tool that doesn't understand
pages is going to fail when text overfills the slide without warning.
These HTML presentations are fine if you are doing three or four
bullet points per slide, but once you try and do anything else,
especially free text and images, it becomes a lot of work to get it
all on. I've had the same problem doing slides with LaTeX. It is good
discipline to put only three or four bullets per slide, so maybe you
should rewrite the text for every slide to be that.

 When I did the talk, I mostly just had the screenshots, and kept the
text as my speech. There's no need to put the text on screen and then
read it out - unless you are targeting web pages for this rather than
a live audience of course...

 With the background you've used the grey text gets lost in the
darker, busier areas of the background.


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