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vim is a beautiful tool.
Unfortunately, it is about as user-friendly as a radioactive crocodile.
Having a cheat-sheet for a tool with such a complex interface is natural. However, existing vim cheat-sheets are about as pretty as vim itself. They represent real knowledge and effort on the part of the creators, but, to use a term from Donald Norman's The Design of Everyday Things, no existing cheat-sheet for vim affords being used seamlessly. For example, it may seem intuitive to organize a vim cheat-sheet using a keyboard diagram, but think about this: When's the last time you were knee-deep in a project and suddenly pondered, "I wonder what the 'q' key does?"
Okay, okay. So maybe I've done that a few times. (It starts macro recording, by the way). The point is, imagine how cool it would be to have a goal-oriented cheat-sheet for vim, carefully crafted so you can reference it at a glance, visually organized to solidify its interface concepts every time you look. Also, a totally sweet poster that you can hang on your wall and mystify coworkers!
How will the money be used?
~$700: First printing run from UPrinting.com, 39"x27", on 100 lb. matte paper
~$300: Packing & shipping supplies; shipping costs
If funding goes really well, I'll continue to print and sell the posters on a different venue, and work on new cheat-sheets for other stuff as well! I already have ideas and notes for another "advanced" vim cheat-sheet, another specific to vimscript, and a few for various unix tools like readline, bash, and sed.
- (14 days)