Re: [newtech-1] Looking for PowerPoint designer

From: Bruce I.
Sent on: Thursday, February 21, 2008 4:30 PM
Let's be honest here.  Powerpoint is easy to use by non-developers (it's target audience), and generates reasonably nice presentations.  While s5 generates very nice looking presentations with additional capabilities (and I also like the idea of the presentations being in an open text-based standard that I can edit myself if my tools turn out to not generate exactly what I'd like to see), until it's integrated with a front-end development tool that views things in that domain space (that being "presentations"), it's not going to be as easy to use.

How many CFOs are going to want to (or be able to) develop a presentation by working with a tool like Frontpage, a tool that is about developing web pages, not presentations (though they can obviously be overlayed) and then take that and move it into the S5 environment for checking and display.  It's just not a workable model for presentation development.

When there's an integrated development environment that works with it nicely, then at that point it can be considered to be a Powerpoint replacement (or superseder).

Bruce


On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 1:17 PM, Asif Youssuff <[address removed]> wrote:
Victor Shamanovsky wrote:
> In a context of this specific case for a basic task of creating a
> presentation:
>
> - in powerpoint it takes 3 clicks to add audio (so the rest of your
> time can be spend on polishing visuals and effects)
> - in s5 it is a developer writing code, testing, debugging, etc.

I'm surprised that you've never heard of GUI web development apps. I
mean, I'm sure you've heard of Frontpage, haven't you?

-Asif



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