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Hi Drew, hi all!

Am Sonntag, den 31.07.2011, 18:18 -0400 schrieb drew:
On Sun, 2011-07-31 at 23:05 +0200, Christoph Noack wrote:
Hi Charles, all!

I wasn't able to follow the discussion very closely (being partly
offline) due to some vacation (numerous family visits), so please (all)
bear with me with regard to the template topic.


Howdy, great I was hoping you would pop on with a template.

Oops, then I'm somehow sorry - because I don't want to overrule
anybody :-\ It is just another proposal based on what I perceived during
the last years; and the great work of all others here (it is
unbelievable how easy it is to re-use the stuff made up by Nik and Paulo

Concerning the presentation template, I think less things can go wrong
if we hand out a simple template to (let's say) anybody. The more
"polished templates" (some parts look simply awesome) would be simply
great for our own use - e.g. the design or marketing team.

But, that's solely my opinion :-)

I had a look at the conference templates suggested so far - and although
some parts are simply beautiful, I got stuck a bit. Here are some things
I consider to be issues:
      * the templates are very large (5 ... 7 MB) --> many people who
        cannot attend the conference will need to download the
        presentations afterwards (non-broadband Internet)
      * although highly detailed, the templates add a bit too much to
        the motif --> last time I spoke with Nik he mentioned "lots of
      * High contrast should be a priority, due to the (typically) less
        ideal data projectors ...
      * I've never seen any presenter really care about the presentation
        template ;-) To be serious again, I think its helpful to make
        the (non-marketing people) template as simple as possible
        (because other people will add what they like, and - in the end
        - that's usually not what we like as well).

Cool - when I went to start I looked at the template you posted on the
wiki, way back when - rather expected you might pick that one back up
and run with it though

Do you meant the one I've made in October last year? If yes, then
"hehe", because the new one is indeed based on that. Since we now have
the community logo, the motif and the awesome conference logo some
changes were required.

, so went for the more Baroque No-1_Green. It's
huge and maybe I can trim it, which I'll put a few more days into, but
your right on the points and the more trimmed down model makes sense for
most uses. Anyway sometimes it's fun to be meat eater..*chuckle*, and
I'll make use of it somehow I suspect.

Definitively! I think that's valid for some more people - like
myself :-)

Feedback (especially technical stuff) highly appreciated :-)

I like it - are you going to bring in some of the secondary colors, as
you did in the earlier template then?

I thought a little bit about that - since we've chosen the motif, I'm a
bit hesitant and I think that the basic "green-ish/white-ish" appearance
is better. On the other hand, I really like your idea that we need some
colors to highlight stuff ... so how about adding those pre-colored
boxes and graphic objects that people can easily copy-and-paste?

Otherwise, I fear that we get block most diagrams in the default "Blue
9" or "Blue 8" ;-)))


Drew, thanks a lot for the feedback and the encouraging words ... I'm
sure that we'll, together, deliver something very good for our first
conference. (Which needs to be awesome *g*).


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