It will be a shame if this port garners comparable attention to the original impress.js. Looking at both source codes, the meat of the original project is in the smart css3 transformations and related js.
I think this comes from the idea that it will be easier to integrate/extend understand, as much of the complex functionality moves out of the project and into jQuery. That means that often the project becomes smaller and easier to digest.
As a new presentation style, this doesn't impress me any more than a PowerPoint does. It makes me sick flipping and turning through a website, and though I realize it has some potentially cool uses, stuff like this will, for the most part, be abused.
something that promotes the ability for one to be creative should not be suppressed solely for its potential abuse. the impress.js/prezi style of presentations are clever and provide a little something extra to the normally mundane world of slide decks. everyone could just throw things in lists and it would have roughly the same informative impact -- but presentations are more than that. the best presentations should invoke an emotional reaction -- which these style of presentations might make more possible.
Yes, I realize that, but there is still something to be said about the direction animation-heavy websites are going. Because of the novelty of presentation styles like this, I would argue that they're a weaker form of presenting information. It certainly draws the audience away from what's actually on the slides.
For instance, the first time I went through this site, I read the first slide, then flicked through the pages and only upon a second visit to the site did I actually read what it had to say. This obviously isn't the case for everyone, I know.
Perhaps the whole issue is with the naming and the fact that one was based on another's code.
Does anybody have any experience in creating a 3D interface for a business application? It seems that what video games do really well has never transferred over into the "real work" category of software.
Secondly, are impress & jmpress going to cause more 3D interface innovation?
Would a decrease in overall size count as an improvement? If you are already loading jQuery sometimes it's nice to use jQuery "native" libraries because there is less replicated code and consequently smaller files.
Exactly. The first thing I though when trying to return from the Rails, RVM, RSpec & Jenkins presentation this morning was "What an asshole. Why didn't he just use impress.js so I wouldn't have to hit the back button 20 times?"
If you're going to port an application to your own flavor of X, which people are wont to do, please don't miss the most important points. Some of which are easily discernible.