updated 01:10 pm EST, Wed November 21, 2007
KeynotePro, Sonoma '08
KeynotePro today released Sonoma '08, its newest set of themes for Apple's Keynote presentation software. Sonoma '08 aims to blend classic print-inspired styling with a color-neutral framework. The themes are designed to propel imagery, color and type forward while maintaining a consistent, structured feel. "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," the company said. Sonoma '08 for Keynote is priced at $20, and is available in a bundle with two other Standard Edition themes for $50.
KeynotePro has completely overhauled the Sonoma themes in the transition to Keynote '08, producing a new generation of the themes that are easier to use and customize than previous releases. The updated Sonoma themes feature smaller file sizes than prior versions, and are built entirely with native shape objects and placeholders. Users can change the soft gray background contrast to a tinted variation, gradient, or photo with a simple adjustment on the Appearance slider.
The Sonoma '08 themes include up to 57 master slides (Pro/HD) - a mix of photo-oriented and alternate text layouts, in both standard and "Caption Style" designs. The new layouts are also designed to allow for maximum flexibility with an understated order imposed by the visible framework - allowing for the 'page' panels to take on a clean, highly-designed look and feel within the larger design.