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Re: [O] HTML5 presentations

From: Eric Schulte
Subject: Re: [O] HTML5 presentations
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:38:55 -0600
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Matt Price <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 8:14 AM, zwz <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Those days I came across two tools which I thought interesting and
>> helpful if could be combined with org-export in some way.
>> 1. Deck.js: a js lib for making modern html presentation. See
>> http://imakewebthings.github.com/deck.js/#intro for more info.
> I would really like to see an exporter for this, in part because
> Drupal integration for deck.js is underway.

Having just walked through the introduction I will say that deck appears
to be the most polished of the html presentation engines I have yet
seen.  It would be nice to see some support for fitting html exported
from Org into deck.

> We already have several html5 presentation modes described on worg:
> http://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/non-beamer-presentations.html
> but there are lots of html5 methods out there; here are some resources:
> http://slides.html5rocks.com/#landing-slide
> http://usepow.com/about/#
> http://code.google.com/p/html5slides/
> http://code.google.com/p/sfeir/source/browse/trunk/html5-slides/
> so here are a couple of questions:
> - is one of these frameworks better than/easier to work with than the
> others? Can any of them be shared on slideshare or another archiving
> service?

I don't know of any standout in the space of html presentation engines,
and it seems to be fast-moving at the moment.

> - can we standardize on a feature-rich exporter

Given that, it may be wiser to continue supporting Org-mode integration
with as many of the engines as possible and wait to see if one naturally
rises above the competition.  Or, said another way, my opinion is that
it may not be a good idea to try to standardize on a single html
presentation engine at this time.

> and start building a useful interface to it (e.g., on e that allows
> users to specify transitions & so forth in a property)?

This can happen without limiting to a single exporter.

> - what would be the best starting point for a new exporter?
> Jambunathan has the generic html exporter, surely that could be a
> starting point? But the simple html5presentation exporter (see link
> above) produces pretty good presentations already.

I had a very good experience using the existing html exporter to
generate S5 presentations.  All that was needed was a little bit of
post-processing and judicious use of existing export customization
options.  I like this approach because it relies on existing Org-mode
functionality which is known to work well, and because it does not
require as much extra maintenance moving forward as would a whole new
export backend.

> Anyway, I'm very glad to see these possibilities emerging in recent
> months. I'm  looking forward to the end of powerpoint! If I never have
> to use OOo Present again it'll be too soon...

here here! -- Eric

> Matt

Eric Schulte

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