Note: This post has been updated to reflect the new publishing flow in Haiku Deck 2.0. If you have not yet updated your app, be sure to do that here. For getting-started Haiku Deck help, check out the Haiku Deck Tutorial.
The two parts of the Haiku Deck experience—the app and the website—go together like sushi and sake, like Mickey and Minnie, like…
(OK, perhaps we need a snack. Moving on…)
You can certainly create a Haiku Deck right on your iPad and show it off the same way over a power lunch or in a plane, but from our perspective, your Haiku Deck is not experiencing its full glory until you’ve completed these three steps.
Step 1: Create on the iPad
The Haiku Deck iPad app, of course, is where you exercise your creative genius. We’ve put a lot of thought into how to make this experience feel fluid and magical, through the dynamic image search and interfaces that keep typing to an absolute minimum. Instead of being chained to your desk to “work” on a presentation, you can “play” with your Haiku Deck whenever and wherever inspiration strikes–curled up on the couch, on the subway, over a cappuccino. (Tip: If you need more help with creating or editing a Haiku Deck, start with the Haiku Deck Tutorial.)
Step 2: Publish to the Web
When you’re ready to set your story free (which we wholeheartedly encourage), tap SHARE—you can do this from the Main screen or by tapping the SHARE arrow icon from Edit mode (toward the lower left corner) or Play mode (top right corner). You’ll be prompted to give your deck a title, specify the privacy setting, and select one or more categories. When you’re all set, tap the green PUBLISH button.
This step publishes your creation to the Haiku Deck website and generates a dynamic link—think of it as backing up your work to the cloud and making your deck easily accessible from your laptop, your phone, or any web-enabled device. This step also makes powerful features like adding notes and downloading PDFs of your slides available. You can read more about publishing and sharing on our blog.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
You’ll want to sign in to the Haiku Deck website (with the same username and password you use to sign in to the app) to unlock the full Haiku Deck experience. Check the top right corner–if your name is appearing, you have successfully signed in. Click your name to update the contact info that appears on the final slide of each deck you create, to link your social accounts for easy sharing, and to adjust your email preferences.
To view all the decks you’ve published to date, click Gallery, then My Gallery. (If a deck is not appearing in your Gallery, try this.)
Next to each deck, you’ll see how many times it has been viewed. Click this number for more detailed information about your deck views over time. (Tip: Want more views? Share your deck across all your social networks, and don’t be afraid to re-share regularly! Each Haiku Deck you create is a valuable content asset that you can keep linking to.)
Click any deck to open it in Web Edit View, which looks like this:
From here, you can:
- Adjust the privacy setting for your deck
- Add notes to complement your slide text and to make your content richer (and more SEO-friendly!)
- Grab an Embed code for your blog or website
- Download a slick-looking PDF to use as a handout and wow your audience
- Easily share your deck to social sites like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and more
(Optional Step 4: Update Your Deck)
At any point, if you notice some changes you’d like to make, no problem! Even after you have published a Haiku Deck, you can easily:
- Add or change the Deck title
- Select a different theme
- Correct typos
- Add, remove, or change text
- Replace an image, add or update a chart, or change a slide to a solid color background
- Adjust text placement or add text background to improve readability
- Add or delete slides
- Update your contact information
Simply make the change(s) to the deck on your iPad, then republish your deck by tapping SHARE, then UPDATE.
Your updates will now appear in My Gallery. (Tip: If you’re not seeing your changes, try holding down the SHIFT key and refreshing the page to clear your cache.) Any links you’ve sent out already (including blog embeds) will automatically point to the most current version of your deck once you’ve republished.
More Haiku Deck Help
If you have more questions, we’re here for you! For more Haiku Deck Help, drop us a line any time: support (at) haikudeck (dot) com.