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 keyboard controls 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.
A full presentation looks like:
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Big</title> <meta charset='utf-8'> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=0" /> <link href='big.css' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css' /> <script src='big.js'></script> </head> <body> <div>use ↔ to navigate</div> <div>Big</div> <div class="center"><em>Presentation software</em> for busy busy hackers</div> <div>+text</div> <div>as <em>big</em> as it can be</div> <div data-time-to-next="3">and now it's perfect for ignite talks (wait 3 seconds)</div> <div>no config</div> <div><em>1.5k</em></div> <div><img src='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2506/5757000880_509440308e_z.jpg' /> images too</div> <div data-bodyclass="new-shiny">per slide body classes</div> <div>JS+CSS <a href='https://github.com/tmcw/big'>github.com/ tmcw/ big</a></div> </body> </html>
Here's how you write a single slide
<div>Hello, I am a slide</div>
A slide that automatically advances in 5 seconds
<div data-time-to-next='5'>Life is short but sweet for certain</div>
A slide that changes the body tag's class to 'minard'
<div data-bodyclass='minard'>Winter sucks</div>
- If you put an image as the first thing in a slide, it'll become the slide's 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.
data-time-to-next="5"as an attribute to a slide and the slide will auto-advance after 5 seconds - useful for ignite talks.
data-bodyclass="something"to add a custom class to the body tag. Useful for making changes to one slide at a time.
big.current: the current slide as a number between
big.length: the number of slides
big.forward(): go forward 1 slide. at the last slide, do nothing.
big.reverse(): go back 1 slide. at the first slide, do nothing.
big.go(number): go to a specific slide, given its number.
Presentations with Big
- 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
- What is Dat data management?
- Sam Franklin on Open Source GIS at OSGIS
- Ryan Cooper's "Where's the Story?" from KYGIS2014
- Yours? Post it in issues.
Stuff that works with big
- Draft, a version control and collaboration tool for writers, uses big for its presentation mode
- bigout exports big presentations to PDF
- Slidepad, a docpad server, supports 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-gist is a tool to create presentations even faster, using Markdown and GitHub Gists
- Big is awesomer because lots of people contributed to it! And you can too: it's Public Domain, CC0.
- mdznr has a really cool fork with its own demo
- Calvin Metcalf has a fork that includes on-the-fly Markdown support