What is reveal.js?
You can read everything you need to know about Markdown on this page: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/basics
How to install reveal.js?
- Download reveal.js files to a folder on your computer.
You can find the latest version at the following link: https://github.com/hakimel/reveal.js/releases/
Alternatively you can download the master.zip directly from git: https://github.com/hakimel/reveal.js/archive/master.zip
- Consider the index.html as a start for the development of your presentation.
You can find code samples in the index.html file.
- Every slide is a section
- You can use normal html code, <h3>, <p>, <ul> and so on.
- Images are created with <img src="adress_to_image">
- Links are created with <a href="link_adress">
The easiest way to see what all the possibilites is to look in the index.html file that you got during installation. This contains all the elements you need to know to get well under way.
Pros with reveal.js
? Why should I use reveal.js?
? Is not it much simpler to use powerpoint or keynote?
- Using reveal.js or similar, you have the presentation in a plain text format, open and readable without having to use expensive, licensed software.
- Using reveal.js or similar, you have the opportunity to put your project in versioncontrol since it is only plain text. This makes it easy to collaborate on a presentation.
- Using reveal.js or similar, you only need a browser to view your presentation. Great for presenting on conferences where you cant install software on the presentation equipment.
- If you check-in your presentation on github you will be able to reach it as long as you have connection to the Internet.
- It is easy to share your presentation with an audience that wants to have a copy afterwards. You do not need to convert to pdf, pptx or send files by email.
- You can create a QR code at the end of your presentation with a link to the presentation. Atendees can take a picture of this, and then they can go directly to your presentation.
See it in action
The best way to get the idea is to see it in action.
The developer of reveal.js have a demo page where you can see some of the possibilities: http://lab.hakim.se/reveal-js/
The source code of the demo is the index.html file that you got during installation: https://github.com/hakimel/reveal.js/blob/master/index.html
This was a short introduction showing an alternative way to create presentations. I imagine that a company may create one or more reveal.js templates that are ready to checkout in an internal version control system. These will typically be set up with your company logo, colors, font types, etc.
Good luck ... :)