Beautiful Vim Cheat-Sheet Poster

Posted by mogra on Apr 27, 2012 3:36 AM EDT
Kickstarter; By Max Cantor
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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!

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