[Pro] Simple Web Presentations

I’d like to post a “simple” Keynote type of presentation on the web with basic element builds and voice-over.

I’ve tried to find something in the Softpress KnowledgeBase and in FreewayTalk and I feel like I’m spinning my wheels. The SPKB article "Creating stunning (and bullet-proof) presentations with Freeway offers some helpful advice, but falls short of some direction I need.

I don’t want the viewer to have to interact for anything other than advancing the slides (or possibly to advance them automatically). Does anybody know of a tutorial or article that could push me off in the right direction? I can’t even find any literature on Transition FX.


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Hi Robert,
First off here’s the page on the web site where we talk about the Transition FX Action; http://www.softpress.com/products/greatfeatures/scriptaculous/

What sort of thing were you hoping to do with your presentation? As the author of that KB article I’ve done a fair bit of research on the subject and there are many things that you can in HTML, CSS and JavaScript to emulate a Powerpoint type presentation as well as a few (like page transitions) that are a lot harder. You should be able to add in-page animation quite easily with the Transition FX Actions so that objects appear at the right time in the slide.

Regards,
Tim.

On 1 Apr 2011, at 15:49, Robert wrote:

I’d like to post a “simple” Keynote type of presentation on the web with basic element builds and voice-over.

I’ve tried to find something in the Softpress KnowledgeBase and in FreewayTalk and I feel like I’m spinning my wheels. The SPKB article "Creating stunning (and bullet-proof) presentations with Freeway offers some helpful advice, but falls short of some direction I need.

I don’t want the viewer to have to interact for anything other than advancing the slides (or possibly to advance them automatically). Does anybody know of a tutorial or article that could push me off in the right direction? I can’t even find any literature on Transition FX.


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Tim,

First, thanks for the quick reply.

In my Keynote presentations, I tend to not only build but deconstruct elements as well. That is, I bring in picture [A], overlay it with picture [B], dissolve [A], then bring in picture [C] underneath [B].

I’d also like to time a voiceover so that it synchs with these transitions.

I’ve determined that I could probably do all this with Transition FX by simply adding new layers over old. The thing I want to avoid is any need for mouse-overs or clicks by the viewer. The only thing they should need to click for is to advance to the next “slide.”

Regards,
Robert


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Hi Robert,
This is all doable but may require a bit of external markup to get the exact effect you are after. Your biggest challenge will be getting any audio to sync with the animation on screen. This has typically been the realm of Flash and although it has fallen out of favour because it won’t play on an iOS device, it does do very well at delivering audio visual content like this without any headaches.
I would suggest either looking at creating the presentation in Flash or using a tool that will allow you to post the finished piece online. Here are a handful of online tools I just found;

and http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Presentation+Tools
Here’s one of my favourites; http://280slides.com/
Regards,
Tim.

On 1 Apr 2011, at 17:19, Robert wrote:

I’d also like to time a voiceover so that it synchs with these transitions.

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