Blazon for Technical Presentations and Training

I recently switched to using Blazon for all my presentations, and I couldn't be happier. Here are some of my favorite features:

  • Markdown
  • Code block syntax highlighting
  • Shared code blocks
  • Line-by-line highlighting
  • Offline viewing

Effortless editing with markdown

Markdown is a plain-text formatting syntax that gets converted to HTML. The rules are simple and easy to pick up. As you type content for a slide, Blazon gives you a live preview of how that content is presented on a slide.

Markdown

Syntax highlighting

Syntax highlighting makes code easier to read, and it's something that developers can appreciate.

Shared code blocks

Need to walk through a lot of code across multiple slides? Blazon let's you create and reference shared files. You can even select which lines from a file you want to appear on a slide. Make a change to a file, and all the slides that make use of that file are automatically updated. Boom.

Highlight specific lines of code

Blazon takes shared code files a step further by allowing you to highlight specific lines of code. This is a killer way to walk through your code.

No WiFi? No problem.

Blazon allows you to download your entire presentation as a self-contained web page with all the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript you need. It even downloads all your silly images and animated gifs.

Pro tip: Your argument is 189.3% more valid when using animated gifs.

Pro features coming soon

Currently in beta, there are a number of features coming to Blazon that make it the tool for speakers and training professionals.

  • Remote Control: Start a presentation and drive it with your phone or tablet. Your speaker notes appear also appear on your device!

  • Audience Follow Along: Give your audience a URL they can use to follow along with your presentation. They can go back and view previous slides, but they can't jump ahead of you!

No-Brainer

Blazon is destined to become the best tool for technical presentations and training. Don't waste any more time coercing PowerPoint or Keynote.