Carnival of Evolution #45

Here at last is the Carnival of Evolution. Because there were so few bug-based submissions, I had to change my plans and think of a new approach.   I decided this would be a good time to try the new Google Presentation. This plays for me in the latest edition of Firefox, let me know how it works on your browser.

On with the Carnival! It’s awkward, a bit goofy and tongue-in-cheeky, but it does have bugs.

Best viewed full screen, and then advance page by page rather than starting the slide show. Clicking on links should open them in your browser.

Strange as it may sound, I could not build this Google Presentation in Google Chrome – error messages would not allow it. I switched to Firefox, and it behaved normally.’Normal’ means that what-you-see-may-not-be-what-you-get. Normal means that your typing speed will exceed the speed which Presentations can receive them. Normal means that for long or complex projects, you may be better off using PowerPoint.

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NB Also plays well in Google Chrome.

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  1. Bjørn Østman 6 March, 2012 at 2:06 PM #

    Works in Safari. 🙂

  2. Greg Laden 6 March, 2012 at 2:23 PM #

    Interesting and innovative. Thanks for putting this together. You’ve upped the stakes for the rest of us!

  3. Troy Britain 6 March, 2012 at 3:50 PM #

    Works for me, sort of, in Chrome and IE, but not in Firefox (latest version). In both Chrome and IE the slide window opens but the animations only worked in Chrome and the play function did not work in either and I had to manually click through the slides. Firefox is just a blank space.

  4. F 6 March, 2012 at 3:51 PM #

    That’s fantastic! And there is quite a bit of reading fodder here. Beautiful.

  5. Troy Britain 6 March, 2012 at 4:22 PM #

    Wait it’s working now in Firefox (don’t know what changed) at least as well as it did in Chrome. Go figure.

  6. Michael D. Barton 6 March, 2012 at 5:03 PM #

    Well done, Adrian!

  7. Bradly Alicea 6 March, 2012 at 9:39 PM #

    Thanks for the highly-entertaining and technically efficient presentation!

  8. RBH 7 March, 2012 at 4:33 PM #

    Works fine for me in Firefox 10.0.2 running under WinXP Professional.

  9. johncymru 8 March, 2012 at 12:50 PM #

    Works in Opera mobile on Xoom wifi.

  10. Dave 9 March, 2012 at 8:52 AM #

    Nice job and I even enjoyed some of the linked posts that weren’t buggy.

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