Update : More bug fixes, more stability~ Alpha 3 is now hosted. Do give it a spin. Please note that this is still early and has some distance to go before it can be called stable. Please do log issues on github. Webkit only.
Update: Impressionist is now on github and will be developed openly. Feel free to watch / fork / log issues. Thanks!
I am a big fan of impress.js framework. (If you haven’t tried it yet, do it now )The last few presentations I made were all on impress.js and I was quite blown away by the visually rich stuff that I could create with it. Even though impress takes its inspiration from prezi, I love impress a lot more than prezi. That said, I realized it takes a fair amount of effort and a reasonably good knowledge of HTML and CSS3 to build anything impressive with impress.js. Honestly, I don’t have the patience to code up a presentation and that thought kept worrying me.
Finally, I made up my mind. I decided to give a shot at building a visual tool for impress.js presentations. A tool that is simple enough for even a non tech geek to be able to use, yet cover all the goodness that impress brings to the table. Lofty goal, I know. But, the last 2 weeks of coding has resulted in something that shows promise – something that could be a tool that greatly reduces the effort in building impress.js presentations. A tool that I call – Impressionist.
Here is the first look of what this tool looks like (no, its not ready for primetime consumption, yet – hence I have right now is a screencast.) Do take a look.
I am really looking forward to some help from folks to help me test this out. I being the only developer for this, coupled with the time constraints that I have (This isn’t something that I am doing full time) the best way to get this app to stability is by taking your help in testing this. If you think you could help me with testing impressionist, please drop me a note at hsivaram [at] adobe [dot] com or drop me a tweet @hsivaram.
Note: Some of the bugs show up in the video itself and I am working on fixing them.