Re: Become a friend of GNOME button

I may be wrong, but it seems to me, Jaap has something different in mind. What about:

(1) Moving Paul's "embedding code" to a separate page, say "wgo/friends/spread.html". At least the last two badges could also be used by everybody who wants to support the friends of GNOME program.

(2) Offering different image sizes (standard ad sizes) so that they are more prominent and fit into other people's layout.

(3) Linking the "friends/spread.html" page from the main friends of gnome page: "Are you running a blog or website? You can help GNOME also by spreading the word about the Friends of GNOME program."

(4) Making an announcement of the new page (GNOME's main mailing list or a blog on I guess not many people within the GNOME community know these badges exist.

(5) Adding these badges where we can now: in the sidebar of, in a new sidebar of the GNOME Journal, in the footer of, in the footer of, in the footer of, etc..

Later, we might be able to set up a separate (dynamic) infrastructure to serve these ads. Then, we could then switch announcements, maybe even track reactions. But there's no need to wait for that.

Best regards,

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 7:41 AM, Stormy Peters <stormy gnome org> wrote:
I agree we need Friends of GNOME more prominently on the website. I think we will get some of this when we get the "ruler" that shows donations towards our goal.

We do have badges:

And Paul Cutler wrote some html that shows code for embedding it in your website, (We still need someone with web access to incorporate that into the website.)



On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 11:34 PM, Jaap A. Haitsma <jaap haitsma org> wrote:

What about "friend of GNOME" button that links to which people can put on their site/blog?

Furthermore the button can be used on the GNOME site. Currently I only
see a news story about somewhere down on the main page so it does not
really catch attention of many people.

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