1) Create Your HTML files (slides)
- Type and save your slides as individual files, then turn them into HTML
files by adding HTML tags.
Or view and save these slide template files.
2) Add background colors and images, if you choose
Background color information can be found at:
Icons, balls, and lines can be found at:
Some Clip art can be found at:
3) Test your files locally
- Start Netscape and go to File: Open File. Find your first file, open
it, then check your links to other files.
4) Publish your files on the Web
- You can create Web slides, use them on Maze day, and never actually publish them on the Web. But we would love to add a link to your presentation slides on our Maze web page (http://www.uvm.edu/~mtmaze).
To make your slides publically available, as well as easily available to you wherever you are (including during your presentation), you will need to "publish" your web pages. This simply means they must be moved (FTP'd) to a computer that has Web server s
oftware installed and running. There are many computers across campus that are doing this, or you may choose to use your account on zoo for this purpose. To use your zoo account to publish your Web pages:
5) Web Slide Tips
- Here are a few more things you may wish to consider when using the Web for presentation slides:
- Let the slide's title or large text be the link to the next slide. That way you avoid unnecessary buttons and arrows on the screen.
- Make sure the last slide doesn't lead to nowhere. Setting it to link back to the first slide is a good idea.
- Underlines - you may prefer to turn these off (look for "preferences" in the browser's option menu)
- Colors - if you rely on the browser's standard colors for your links, you may wish to set the "already visited" link color to be the same as the regular link color to avoid confusing color combinations
- More room! - consider turning off the buttons and URL bar at the top of the browser, or changing the navigation bar to text-only (all these are in the "Options" menu). That way you will have the maximum amount of screen space for your slides.
- Big=Slow - avoid large graphics and animated images unless you have planned to say or do something else while they are downloading.
- How many dots? How many colors? - monitor resolutions vary as do those of the projectors. Plan your slides accordingly
- Test, Test, Test - Don't be caught by surprise. Test your slide show out on the equipment it will be running on to get a feel for the timing, check the projection, etc. For Mastering the Maze '97 we'll be meeting in Kalkin from 12:30-4:30 on Wednesd
ay, March 19th, for presenters to test their presentations on the equipment that will be used during the Maze.
- Do you trust the network? - while we have had few problems you may wish to download all your slides and images to the hard drive of the machine you'll be using for the presentation. If you do, make sure your links are set appropriately.