Presenting with WebApps
If you talk about WebApps, you might consider to present with a WebApp. My first attempt worked really well. Here is the result (with blind text and dummy pictures).
Yesterday I had the opportunity to give a short lecture at a seminar of co.patient for a health insurance company. In addition to analyses of the client's existing digital offerings, the participants wanted to discuss proposals for new possibilities of digital communication media. So it was obvious to throw WebApps into the ring and point to PWA on the horizon.
Of course, Powerpoint was out of question for this presentation. On a long weekend I sat down and put together the technical basis for the HTML presentation on one day and the contents on the other.
I didn't want to use a big Lightbox-component for the enlargement of the integrated pictures, therefore I used a simple solution just with jQuery:
To make the whole thing a WebApp, a Cache Manifesto is attached and referenced in the head of the HTML file.
In the .htaccess of the domain (here subdomain) the following line must be inserted:
I am extremely satisfied with the speediness and smoothness of the result. The whole thing is responsive and runs in every reasonably modern browser. Navigation is done via swipes on touchscreens, arrow keys on the keyboard, the icons for forward and backward, the menu behind the burger or the dots above. That should do it.
The code and especially the CSS could still be tidied up, I also discovered a few minor bugs. For the next lecture I'll retouch it. In the long term I plan to integrate a presentation engine into this MODX installation, which spits out WebApp presentations and offers a few additional features for convenient editing.
2017-12-13 ∙ WebApps