Posted on October 7th, 2013
I always enjoy PHPNW. I think I've been every one of it's six years. This year I was again speaker. I feel I made a slightly better job of it this year. If anyone is looking for the slides. They are here.
You can download a pdf version here
Posted on September 30th, 2013
For my upcoming talk on Guzzle I decided to write it as a web page animated with the help of reveal.js . Overall it's been a remarkably train free and enjoyable way to write a talk.
There are a few of points that I struggled with so I'm noting down my solutions to help anybody else.
In order to use with my apple remote I had to set up iRed Lite with instructions here http://blattchat.com/2013/03/28/controlling-reveal-js-presentations-with-an-apple-remote/
The example presentation is an HTML page making the code server side dynamic with PHP is as easy as hosting it on a web server and renaming the file.
The fonts used are part of the appeal. But they are included dynamically from http://www.google.com/fonts. This means if you present without an internet connection the fonts will fall back on more traditional ones. Care has obviously been taken to try and keep the browser based fonts as close to the google fonts but on certain themes even I can notice the difference. It is possible to download googles fonts and convert them and the include them in the page.
PHP Developer working for Plusnet an ISP based in Sheffield Yorkshire.