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<ul><li><p>for Designing Visually Engaging Slides</p><p>10 RULESAndi Galpern, Product Designer@andigalpernI throw events for @cascadesf</p></li><li><p>@cascadesf cascadesf.com</p><p>Designing the web together</p></li><li><p>Good designbuilds trust. </p><p>Food for thought:</p></li><li><p>Rule #1 Understand Your </p><p>Audience.</p></li><li><p> Rule #1: Understand Your Audience</p><p>Who are these people?</p></li><li><p>Rule #2 Choose legible </p><p>typefaces.</p></li><li><p>Sans Serif</p><p>serif.easy to read</p><p>used for large blocks of copy</p></li><li><p>Serifs were created to makeit easier to read large paragraphs of information.This sentence would be more difcult to read, had it been designed with a sans-serif typeface. Illustration Source: http://www.thepixelboutique.com/</p><p> Rule #2: Choose a legible typeface.</p></li><li><p> Rule #2: Choose legible typefaces.</p><p>Garamond</p><p>Baskerville</p><p>Helvetica NeueProxima Nova</p><p>Antique Olive</p><p>Sabon</p><p>Futura</p></li><li><p>Rule #3 Contrast is your new </p><p>best friend.</p></li><li><p>Make it obvious with contrast.</p><p>(not really obvious but ok.)</p></li><li><p>Make it obvious with contrast.</p></li><li><p>Rule #4 Use high-quality </p><p>images.</p></li><li><p>Whoa! This is pretty!</p></li><li><p>You never know what you are going to get on stock </p><p>photo sites. </p><p> Rule #4: Use high-quality images</p></li><li><p> Rule #4: Use high-quality images</p></li><li><p>Stock Xchnghttp://www.sxc.hu</p><p>Flickr Creative Commonshttp://www.flickr.com/</p><p>creativecommons/</p><p>Free Stock Photography</p><p> Rule #4: Use high-quality images</p></li><li><p>http://www.haikudeck.com</p><p> Rule #4: Use high-quality images</p></li><li><p>Rule #5 Use short</p><p>blocks of copy.</p></li><li><p>Nobody wants to read a giant run-on-sentence filled with endless copy where we often wonder, what is the point of this slide and we have to dissect the message because its not obvious. blah blah blah.</p><p> Rule #5: Use short blocks of copy</p></li><li><p>Make information easy to digest. </p><p> Rule #5: Use short blocks of copy</p><p> Keep it short and simple. Use columns. Get to the point.</p></li><li><p>Rule #6 Define Your</p><p>Color Scheme.</p></li><li><p> Rule #6: Define your color scheme</p></li><li><p> Rule #6: Define your color scheme</p></li><li><p> Rule #6: Define your color scheme</p><p>colourlovers.com</p></li><li><p>Rule #7 Use simple</p><p>animations and transitions.</p></li><li><p> Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions</p></li><li><p>Lets makeeverybody dizzy!</p><p> Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions</p></li><li><p> Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions</p></li><li><p>Weeeeeee!!!!!</p><p> Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions</p></li><li><p> Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions</p></li><li><p>WHOAAA!!!!</p><p> Rule #6: Use simple animations and transitions</p></li><li><p>Rule #8 Organize information </p><p>visually.</p></li><li><p> Rule #8: Organize information visually</p></li><li><p> Rule #8: Organize information visually</p></li><li><p>Rule #9 Do not read your </p><p>slides.</p></li><li><p>Rule #10 Showcase your </p><p>personality.</p></li><li><p>Andi Galpern, Product Designer, @andigalpernI throw events for @cascadesf</p></li></ul>

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