This is a ridiculous presentation system that works great for creative, hurried people. See the demo for an example of it working.
It makes text and images as big as they can be, gives you minimal
em), and gives you left/right arrows for navigation.
You can skip every step by doing
This is a bundle of all JS, CSS, and HTML code - which means that it's a bit harder to update, but there are no external dependencies here, so no conference-wifi-pwn.
- When you are working locally you can view your slides by opening your presentation in a browser. Remember to save the file as a
</div>around each slide
- You may be used to
emdisplaying as italicized text, but in big emphasized text is green and unitalicized. You can change this default behavior in the header. (Look, Ma-- CSS in action!)
- Paragraph tags aren't displayed in big. This can be a useful place for you to store your speaking notes. (I don't actually understand this, but I've seen it done)
- If you'll have internet access when you present, you can reference images hosted online. If you won't, any images you want to reference will need to be in the same folder as your presentation.
- the demo
- d3-geo by Kai Chang
- THREE.js + geo by Brandon Liu
- FOSS4G: Beyond
- Project It Yourself
- Freeing the DC Code
- WhereCamp Boston (big alpha)
- foss4g (big alpha)
- Python for Random People by @IsaacJG
- Open Data with CouchDB
- anatomy of a web map
- intro to web mapping at open data day
- Yours? Post it in issues.
- bigclicker is a remote control for big
- bigpy lets you use Markdown with big by implementing it as a pre-processing step in Python
- big-themes (website) is a fledgling new repository for big themes. Try one, make one, take one home today.
- Big is awesomer because lambda, mikeal, and BraulioVM contributed to it! And you can too: it's Public Domain, CC0.
- mdznr has a really cool fork with its own demo
Big is totally HTML5! It uses the HTML5 doctype:
It's therefore imbued with standardslicious hypeclouds.
The source looks like:
<!DOCTYPE html><html><head><title></title><link href='big.css' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css' /><script src='big.js'></script></head><body> <div>Big</div> <div><em>Presentation software</em> for busy busy hackers</div> <div>text</div> <div>as <em>big</em> as it can be</div> <div>no config</div> <div><em>1.5k</em></div> <div><em>images too</em></div> <div><img src='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2506/5757000880_509440308e_z.jpg' /></div> <div>JS+CSS <a href='https://github.com/tmcw/big'>github.com/ tmcw/ big</a></div>
- If you put an image as the first thing in a slide, it'll become a tiled background. I abused this power in my presentation on project it yourself
- You can swipe left & right on mobile devices to go back and forth.
If you put something like
time-to-next="5" as an attribute in a slide, the
slide will pass after 5 seconds - useful for ignite talks.