A cute Mozilla XUL app

12 PM December 15, 2005

Piro’s Sakura’s Takahashi Method based Presentation in XUL Returns
is an XUL-based application for giving Takahashi method presentations. I was so impressed that I pseudo-translated the introductory slide deck from Japanese to English.

Mozilla users can see the result by clicking here. (Everybody else… sorry. Install FireFox if you are really curious.)

Many thanks to Piro Sakura and other contributors for making this software available.

Hat tip to Autrijus Tang, who uses a variant of this software. I found the Japanese version via the embedded comments in his OSDC 2005 presentations (link to one of them).

Update: I should’ve mentioned:

  • While viewing the presentation, do a “View Source” to see the code.
  • If you put the mouse toward the top of the page, a menu bar opens.
  • When using this in front of an audience, turn off the browser’s toolbars, and go into full screen mode (F11).

Update 2: Tim points out that there is no good reason to think that “Sakura” is Piro’s surname. Now fixed.

By alang | # | Comments (2)
(Posted to Software Development and javablogs)


At 13:26, 24 Jun 2006 Tim Heaney wrote:

Hi. I just stumbled in here looking for information on making slides (I googled on "xul takahashi" and this blog entry was listed first).

I don't think Sakura is Piro's last name, I think that's his ISP (http://www.sakura.ne.jp/). It says on the web site you have linked that his name is SHIMODA "Piro" Hiroshi.


At 21:05, 25 Jun 2006 Alan Green wrote:

Hi Tim: Don't know what I was thinking. Thanks for letting me know.


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