Sadly, he declined this invite! Despite this minor setback, I am still going to tell you a tale about the legendary Mr. Norris as an excuse to walk you through building your first truly eye-catching GitPitch presentation. In just a few lines of Markdown and a single git-commit you are going to be able to share a presentation with the world that looks just like this one:.
The only thing you need to follow along with this short tutorial is an account on GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Gitea, or Gogs and a single git repository. This file should be created within the root directory of your git repository. What you see here is plain Markdown. Simple, right? The only bit that might surprise you are the 3-dashes that appear between the two lines of text. This is called a GitPitch slide delimiter. Delimiters tell GitPitch that you want to break the content across consecutive slides in your presentation slideshow.
But we can do a whole lot better with just a little more effort. Using images can greatly enhance just about any presentation. For this reason, GitPitch makes it incredibly simple to add some visual-oomph to your slideshows.
This tells GitPitch to insert a background splash image that fills the entire slide. Would you believe it if I told you we were already done creating our eye-catching GitPitch presentation? Now that all of our GitPitch presentation files are part of our repo we can immediately open our new presentation online using GitPitch. You can open my version of this presentation here:. Simply substitute your Git username and repository name on that URL to view, share, and present your own version of the presentation.
Buyer beware. I feel compelled to publish this warning because if you open my version of this presentation you may notice that it looks a little bit different from your own.
GitPitch provides a wide range of customizations that lets you satisfy your inner-creative needs. This is a topic I will cover extensively in future posts but for now let me just direct you to the GitPitch Wiki as the best source of documentation for how to get going with your own customizations. It is a very simple, yet powerful property file that unleashes some GitPitch magic.
It may take a short while for GitPitch to pick up your latest changes. See the GitPitch caching policy for details. That wraps things up for this short tutorial. I hope you followed along and enjoyed creating your very own GitPitch presentation.
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