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This is a series of high-fidelity slide mockups, with markup preserved offline. Most slide text is styled HTML over static PNG backgrounds. Apologies for the large images, but it's important to see the designs in their final context, with surrounding shapes and colors. --Jim Allman (talk) 21:52, 14 September 2013 (EDT)


Generic backgrounds for Featured Data slides, showing a range of styles, levels of detail, and overall value (brightness). I've added the filename of each background below the corresponding slide, eg, "fire opal" has filename "fire-opal.png".

This format should lend itself to automation, assigning a random/rotating background or allowing an editor to choose. See below for the same approach with a journal cover included, and more customized backgrounds based on the package's data.

Slide-background-previews.png


Some early options for the Featured Data slide. This format could lend itself to automation, but early versions still included a lot of manual curation and grooming of images.

Slide-preview-metamorphosis-pub.png Slide-preview-metamorphosis-data.png Metamorphosis-revised.png


Here we explore different ways to give Featured Data slides a distinctive signature.

Featured-data-corner-badge.png Featured-data-soft-ribbon.png Featured-data-green-ribbon.png Featured-data-ribbon-leftalign.png


The corner badge was an early favorite, so I explored different color combinations.

Featured-data-green-on-black.png Featured-data-white-on-green.png


In the interest of further automation, we've also looked at using generic background images. These would dress up the slides with varying colors and textures, without implying much (if anything) about the real data in these packages.

Metamorphosis-generic-bg-2.png Metamorphosis-generic-bg-cover.png


Since adding the journal covers requires research and (sometimes) permission, it would be great if we can omit the cover like so.

Metamorphosis-generic-bg-no-cover.png


Here are the initial and approved versions of a custom (one-time use) slide announcing the rollout of the Data Publishing Charge.

Slide-preview-watering-can.png DPC-announcement-revised.png