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Re: F9 Launch Banner



Máirín Duffy wrote:
Hey folks,

So it looks like we need a banner for the front page of FPO for the F9 launch. I think Ricky and tw2113 were working taking screenshots of F9 for the website. Do you guys have those screenshots publicly accessible somewhere? I'm thinking we could use them for the banner.

Which size?

Our tagline is: "Fedora 9. Make Waves."

A couple of ideas for the main banner layout to correspond with this:

1) Have three screenshots that are all shined-up and blinged-up in three portal things with small, glowing pieces of sulphur surrounding them. Think three bottles of cold brew in ice, except the gleaming sulphur crystals are the ice and the screenshots are the brew. :) Pro: blingy, easy to do quickly. Con: Tagline is about waves, and this emphasizes sulphur.

The screenshots are places in some perspective planes, and they and the sulphur crystals stay on a water surface, so have reflections and maybe produce some waves.

2) Have three screenshots emerge from the water in a dark cave-like environment (ala http://www.simplenomics.com/wp-images/beowulf'sangelinajolie.jpg). The edges of the screenshots are glowing and cast bright reflections in the rippled water. Pro: fits with tagline, blingy. Con: Might take longer to do.

I think that may be a little to complicated to do and do not fit the look of the rest of the page.

If we keep the banner text-free (no translations to worry about) then we can just have the byline run along top the graphic in plaintext.

Yup, text-free, otherwise you will feel the pain of translations :p

Whatchu think? Any other ideas?

I am for using a simple, clean image, more like your first proposal than the second.

How about something like "people"? I think something like a photo of a group of Fedora contributors, wearing Fedora t-shirts, maybe holding Fedora CDs showing their happiness (partying?). I know it is hard to to, as it require planning, access to people and props but lately I think more and more about showing the faces of people behind Fedora.

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