Ubuntu 12.04 Countdown banner competition

Matthew Nuzum matthew.nuzum at canonical.com
Wed Feb 22 18:06:43 UTC 2012

*Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is just around the corner!*

As in the past, we'd like to create a new countdown banner to share across
the web. If you would like to make a highly visible contribution to Ubuntu,
this is your chance.

Just shortly after the Beta launch (about 30 days before release) we'd like
to launch a new countdown banner that says something like "30 more days
until Ubuntu 12.04 LTS" Each day the banner will decrease by one until the
release day, April 26th. On the 26th it will say something like "It's
almost here" or similar. Then when we do the release the slide will change
to "it's here!" (remember to include the apostrophe in "it's"!)

*How can you help?*

Create a graphic representing what you think the countdown should look
like. It is not necessary to create an entire set of images. Instead, do a
couple to demonstrate your idea. The community and Canonical staff will
choose the official banners and maybe give some guidance in case a change
is needed to polish it up. Lets aim to *get submissions in by Monday, March
12th*. But don't wait until the end, release early, release often, so they


Detailed here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Website/PreciseCountdownBanner but
in essence:

180px wide by 150px high. No PHP or flash. We'd like to make a static,
plain image available but if the community would like to make an animated
or interactive, iframe based image using js and static content we will
gladly consider it.

Starting at the Beta release Ubuntu changes from the code name of "Precise
Pangolin" to "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS" it would probably be inappropriate to
over-emphasize pangolin graphics.

Please attach your suggestions to the wiki page listed above. If you have
questions or would like to discuss this, please email the Web Presence Team
mailing list[1] or hop onto the IRC chat room, #ubuntu-website on freenode.

I can't wait to see your ideas!

[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-website

Matthew Nuzum
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