Darker Images = Easy to Read Slides


Occasionally we are asked “why are your PowerPoint slides so dark?” The answer is simple: because it works! We purposely design the PowerPoints so there is a significant color difference between the words and images. This makes the slides easier to read and significantly adds to the worship experience.

A Worship PowerPoint is unlike any other PowerPoint presentation in the world. Within seconds of the slide flashing up on that big screen, several hundred people will start singing the lyrics – hopefully at the top of their lungs! There is no other PowerPoint presentation like it. Functionality is key - the words must be easy to read.

The best analogy is freeway signs. We are driving along at 65 miles per hour and we need the information presented simply and clearly. Homework assignment: start noticing the traffic signs and billboards along the freeway. I know we normally like to ignore them but they are wonderful lessons in functionality.

Notice how the freeway signs use white, simple fonts on darker backgrounds. How both freeway signs and billboards are center justified. Notice how the billboards capture your attention with their images and how they combine those images with their message.But worship slides are much more than functional freeway signs. Done well - they build and strengthen the worship experience.

At Envision Worship each PowerPoint is designed with a stunning image that is specially designed to strengthen the worship experience. We then add white, bolded, sans serif fonts that stand out and are easy to read. This combination increases the functionality and has an amazing impact on the congregation’s worship experience.

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