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MonthJanuary 2014

Best Business Case Study: Cat’s Print Shop

#hdbestof2013

This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Best Business Case Study: “Cat’s Print Shop,” by Cat Barrett

Artist Cat Barrett illustrates her offerings, from wedding silhouette prints to pet silhouette cufflinks, in a lovely Haiku Deck catalog. Her artfully composed photographs, paired with the striking Tabletop theme, work together to showcase her artwork and packaging. We feel any business, large or small, could take a page from Cat’s Print Shop when it comes to showcasing their products or services. Congratulations, Cat! And be sure to check out all five of the best business case study finalists if you missed them before.

Cat’s Print Shop – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires;

Best Idea Sharing: The Trust Economy

#hdbestof2013

This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Best Idea Sharing: “The Trust Economy,” by Mark Traphagen

In this thought-provoking Haiku Deck, Haiku Deck Guru Mark Traphagen builds on ideas from Rachel Botsman, with a case study from AirBnB, to support the message that “in the new connected economy, trust & reputation will be more important than industrial capital.”

We love how Mark paired big, bold visuals and the Five Seven Five Theme with detailed Public Notes to really bring the idea to life, and the huge number of votes he received is evidence that the message resonates. Congratulations, Mark!

Click to view Mark’s full deck with notes, and be sure to check out all five of the best idea sharing finalists if you missed them before.

#hdbestof2013 Best Idea Sharing: The Trust Economy

Click to view the full Haiku Deck with Notes

 

 

Announcing Haiku Deck 2.4!

New for 2014!

Exciting news, Haiku Deck fans! Haiku Deck 2.4 is now available in iTunes!

New Multiline Slide Type!

If–like many–you occasionally need just a bit more text on your beautiful Haiku Deck slides, your wish has come true!

The multiline slide type is ideal for those times when your presentation calls for a quote, a pithy paragraph, or simply a slightly longer bit of text that you’d like to include in a uniform font size.

Haiku Deck 2.4: New multiline silde type

Sample multiline slide in Haiku Deck 2.4

New Font Color Options!

You can also now change your font color to black (with or without a translucent white text screen) for high-impact slides like these:

Haiku Deck 2.4: New font color options

Haiku Deck 2.4: New font color options

New Text and Image Layouts!

Even better, you can mix things up with cool new text and image layouts like these:

Haiku Deck 2.4: New text and image layouts

Cinematic theme with right justified text

Haiku Deck 2.4: New text and image layouts

Picaresque theme with centered left text block

Haiku Deck 2.4: New text and image layouts

Volterra theme with black text and white screen

Read more and get step-by-step instructions in New Text and Layout Options.

New Languages!

You already know that Haiku Deck is more than an app; it’s a movement! Our amazing creative community circles the globe, and we are delighted to now offer our free iPad app in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. Check out what Haiku Deck fans have to say in all of these languages (and see a whole deck using the new multiline slide type) here:

Haiku Deck 2.4: New support for 8 languages

Click to view the full Haiku Deck with Notes

New In-App Support!

As you use Haiku Deck, you may get a popup asking whether you are loving your experience. If you are having any issues at all, you can now let us know right from the app, and our amazing support team will help you out as soon as they possibly can (really). And if you are loving Haiku Deck (and with all these new goodies, we hope you will love it even more), you can now easily rate or review the app right from your iPad. For a small company like ours, every one really does make a huge difference!

We can’t wait to hear what you think about — and see how you use — Haiku Deck 2.4! Send your creations to gallery@haikudeck.com, or let us know your favorite features in the comments.

 

 

 

 

 

New Text and Layout Options

When we did our user survey last fall, one thing we heard frequently was that you love Haiku Deck, but there are times when you just need a little more control over how the text appears on your slides. Some of you wanted to be able to include a bit more text. Others wanted to change the font color. Many wanted new layout options and more control over where text is placed on the slide, or the ability to show text and image side by side.

Great news! Haiku Deck 2.4 and the latest update to the Web App Beta makes all of these things possible. If you’ve ever felt a bit too constrained by the two-line format, you’ll definitely want to give the new version of the iPad app a try or sign into haikudeck.com and start a new deck.

Here’s how to make use of these powerful new text layout options.

How To Create a Multiline Slide

Select the orange Text icon, then the Multiline Slide type.

Layout options in Haiku Deck 2.4: Multiline slide type

Select the orange Text icon, then Multiline Slide

Simply tap and start typing. Your text will automatically wrap from line to line, maintaining a uniform font size for your entire block of text.

You can also tap RETURN any time to control where a line breaks.

Tip: Solid-color backgrounds can really make multiline slides pop!

How To Adjust Text Background and Font Color

As you type your text, you’ll notice some new editing options at the top of your keyboard if you’re using the iPad app.

Layout options in Haiku Deck 2.4: Text background

White font; text background on

From here you can turn your text background on and off and select white or black font (iPad only right now, but we’re working on it!).

Layout options in Haiku Deck 2.4: Text background

White font; text background off

Tip: If you use a photo background, the text background is often helpful for legibility. Be sure to choose an image that reads clearly, even with the text background on.

Layout options in Haiku Deck 2.4: font color

Black font; text background on

Tip: You can turn the auto-capitalization off (for a mix of uppercase and lowercase) from the Settings gear on the Main Screen of the iPad app.

How To Align Your Text (iPad only)

You can also choose left, centered, right, or full justification, right above the keyboard.

Layout options in Haiku Deck 2.4: Justification

Right justification

How To Control Text Placement

Select the green Layout icon, then the slide layout of your choice. You can center your text block vertically or place it at the top, middle, or bottom of the slide.

Tip: You can also adjust the text background from this screen.

Layout options in Haiku Deck 2.4: Text placement

Select the green Layout icon, then a slide layout

To try a side-by-side layout, select one of the small text blocks. You can place your text block top left, center left, bottom left, top right, center right, or center bottom.

Tip: Some themes can accommodate more characters on a line than others — if you’re using the small text blocks, Volterra, Underdog, and Tabletop are particularly good choices. Read more about themes in Presentation Templates with Pizzazz.

Layout options in Haiku Deck 2.4: Image and text side by side

White font without text screen; right-justified small text block

Tip: Be sure to play with both text alignment (justification) and layout (text block placement) to explore the full range of options and looks. You may need to toggle between the orange Text icon and the green Layout icon to experiment.

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