a quick python helper that generates a big.js presentation
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Big.py

After wondering on twitter what the best HTML5 presentation system was, I had a few people mention that big was a solid presentation generator.

However, I wanted to use markdown to curate and handle my presentations and big didn't handle markdown. There was a fork that use markdown. I wanted to keep my content separate for curation purposes, so it didn't work for me.

Instead, I wrote a helper: big.py.

Installation

Get the source:

git clone https://github.com/harperreed/bigpy.git
cd bigpy

Using virtualenv and mkvirtualenv (if you want) set yourself up:

mkvirtualenv bigpy

Install some dependencies:

pip install -r requirements.txt

Put the script in your virtualenv:

python setup.py develop

You'll now be able to type:

bigpy -h

You can always just run it from the source directory like this if you prefer:

python big.py -h

Usage

$ bigpy --help

Usage: bigpy [options]

Options:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -s SLIDES.md, --slides=SLIDES.md
                    markdown file holding your slides!
  -c big.css, --css=big.css
                    big stylesheet
  -j big.js, --js=big.js
                    big javascript
  -m MODE, --mode=MODE  mode: remote, local[default: remote]
  -t TEMPLATE_MODE, --template_mode=TEMPLATE_MODE
                    template mode: allinone, light [default: allinone]

Generate all in one slide.html from slide.md:

$ bigpy -s slides.md

Attempting to open slide file: slides.md
Remote css/js selected
Pulling css from: https://raw.github.com/tmcw/big/gh-pages/big.css
Pulling js from: https://raw.github.com/tmcw/big/gh-pages/big.js
Parsing markdown file
    Title: Example Slides
    Author: Harper Reed
    Date: November 24, 2012
    Number of slides: 15
Allinone template mode
Writing HTML: slides.html

This will output a slides.html that pulls the latest big.css and big.js from tmcw/big embedded in it.

Generate all in one slides.html from local js/css

$ bigpy -s slides.md --mode local

Attempting to open slide file: slides.md
Local css/js selected
Parsing markdown file
    Title: Example Slides
    Author: Harper Reed
    Date: November 24, 2012
    Number of slides: 15
Allinone template mode
Writing HTML: slides.html

This will output slides.html with a local copy of big.css and big.js embeded in it.

Generate slides.html calling remote js/css

$ bigpy -s slides.md --template_mode light

Generate allinone slides.html

$ python big.py -s slides.md --template_mode allinone

Mix and match to your delight!

Examples slides.md

% Example Slides
% Harper Reed
% November 24, 2012

# use ↔ to navigate
# Big.py
# Big+Python+Markdown
# Big
# *Presentation software* for busy busy hackers
# +text
# +markdown formatting
# as *big* as it can be
# no config
# *1.5k*
# ![Images](http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2506/5757000880_509440308e_z.jpg) images too
# JS+CSS [github.com/ tmcw/ big](https://github.com/tmcw/big)
# Big.py
# Helper script to generate slides from markdown
# PY+MD [github.com/ harperreed/ bigpy](https://github.com/harperreed/bigpy)

Next

No idea. I don't know if i will use this. I just wanted a way to generate big html with a script. It seemed like it should be easy. It was. Only one movie of hacking.

Feel free to fix things as you need them.

Thanks