updated 01:35 pm EDT, Thu August 3, 2006
KeynotePro updates Sonoma
KeynotePro today released a major update to Sonoma -- a theme for Apple's Keynote presentation software, as well as two new EP Edition themes optimized for exporting presentations to fifth-generation video-capable iPods. Sonoma 2 includes up to 53 master-slides (Pro/HD) with more variations on popular layouts from the original, as well as a range of new layout options designed to make the theme more flexible. Sonoma 2 is available in a pro edition which includes Sonoma 2 HD for $30, or in a bundle with two other pro edition themes for $80. The standard edition is priced at $20.
Overlay Objects allow users to easily customize the area surrounding Sonoma's "page" via a simple fill change, with or without the drop shadow of the original design. A supplemental file contains the Sonoma 2 chart palette, two styles of buttons for use in interactive presentations, and style guides.
"Sonoma 2 blends classic print-inspired styling with a color-neutral framework, designed to propel imagery, color and type forward while maintaining a consistent, structured feel," said KeynotePro. "The result is a theme that not only allows you to make your quick-change customizations via a palette change or placing a photo: the design actually encourages you to take that approach to another level, mixing shape-based solid color blocks or contrasting photographic palettes into a diverse array of color and texture."