A recent post (aggregated on PlanetRDF) pointed to W3Slidy. Fundamentally it’s just stylesheets and some javascript, but it does lower the bar considerably for creating presentations and allows a huge amount of flexability. I’ve written my presentation for ApacheCon US 2006 using the presentation software in Open Office, but W3Slidy looks as though it’s worth a serious look for any future presentations.

While I’ve found the presentation application from OpenOffice to be easy enough to use, I do find myself looking for more control over how/when the various parts of the presentation are displayed. I seem to have sacrificed the fine-grained control I had when using MagicPoint in favour of easier slide creation – a trade that I’m not sure is really worthwhile.