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Re: [newtech-1] Looking for PowerPoint designer

From: Asif Y.
Sent on: Thursday, February 21, 2008 4:39 PM
Bruce Israel wrote:
> 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.

All agreed.

However, the opening poster asked for a Powerpoint "designer". That 
tells me that "CFOs" are not going to be making these presentations. 
Actually, how many CFOs actually create presentations to begin with?
If you already have a web designer on staff (and who doesn't!?), s5 is 
easily a drop-in replacement for Powerpoint, especially when matching 
the corporate web site, etc.

Context, people! I never said that s5 would be a replacement for most 
people (for those people, I'd just say something like Keynote [again, 
look at the web page])... just for people who are "designers" and would 
want to make something that doesn't look as mediocre as Powerpoint 
presentations generally look.


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