Ditch the Defaults

It’s easy to believe that the default layouts, color palettes, and clipart in your slideware of choice will result in well-designed slide masterpieces. Unfortunately, the ubiquity of PowerPoint is also its downfall. We all see those same title-bullets-and-clipart layouts and stick figure graphics every time we open PowerPoint or sit down in a weekly meeting. […]

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Bill Watterson Returns!

You may have already seen it but Bill Watterson returned to the comics page this week for a brief collaboration with ‘Pearls Before Swine’ artist Stephan Pastis. I’ve written before about what a master Mr. Watterson is when it comes to layouts, so it’s exciting to see him return to the comics page in such […]

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5 - Draining Objects

Draining Objects

This week on Advance Your Slides TV I’ve got a tip for making it look like you’re animating just the fill color of a shape while leaving the border intact. It appears that the color is draining from the shape, but you could use a similar technique to create all sorts of effects. As always, […]

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Announcing Advance Your Slides TV

Today is a big day! celebrity news I finally get to share a project I’ve been working on for months! I can hardly contain myself. Introducing Advance Your Slides TV! AYS TV is gonna be a weekly video series in which I’ll share the way I design presentations. Just me, sharing what I know about how to […]

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Seven Fonts That Pair Well for Your Next Presentation

Picking fonts for your presentation can be tricky business. With so many to choose from, how do you know which ones will look good together? The availability of literally thousands of fonts these days makes it easy to become paralyzed by the sheer number of choices. It helps to find ways to cut the possibilities […]

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