Re: Become a friend of GNOME button

Claus Schwarm wrote:
Looks good to me, but I have no clue about GIT either. You may like to
drop the Javascript: Seems as if it's not useful here.

Maybe Andreas can either share his source files for the buttons (I
figure he made them), so we can extend the image variety, or help out
making them.
Sure, here you are!
- Andreas
I suggest to use the following headline:

    "Join Your Friends in Supporting GNOME now."

I'm not quite sure whether "in supporting" is correct. The idea is to
express they _do_ already support GNOME. (Just you are missing.)

For larger images, we could add a subtext:

"On average, they spend $31 during 2009 to help GNOME make a desktop everyone can use. Join now."

The 31 dollar number is calculated from Stormy's statistic file. I used
one-time donors, only. Maybe, we should change that.

For smaller images, we could use shorter versions:

"Join Your Friends.", or "Join Your Friends Today."

I've attached a raw version as a mock-up. I wasn't sure about the font
we currently use, so I just picked one.

Best regards,

On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 11:20 -0500, Paul Cutler wrote:
Here is a patch that adds a spread.wml page to the Friends of GNOME

Inside the page, the copy reads:

<h2>GNOME Badges</h2>

Do you have a blog or website?  Tell others you support GNOME by
proudly displaying a GNOME badge and helping spread the word about the
Friends of GNOME program.

Just copy and paste the code below into your webpage or blog.

And then it links to the last two badges from the thank you page.

This is my first Git patch ever, so please review it, and the HTML.
If the patch should be filed in Bugzilla instead, please let me know.



On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 10:46 AM, Paul Cutler
<pcutler foresightlinux org> wrote:
On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Claus Schwarm
        <clschwarm googlemail com> wrote:
                I may be wrong, but it seems to me, Jaap has something
                different in mind. What about:
I attached the archive per Jaap's second email, but I agree
        with your thoughts below there is more we could do.
(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.
I like both these ideas. I think a vision of good in my
        opinion is some of the things EFF does that are similar,
        though I think they could combine some of their different
Various EFF badges for blogs and such, including different
More banners and buttons (some banners in flash):
Logos: Flash banners: They offer a number of different sizes, from small to big
        badges for blogs and websites to full size banners that are
        standard size for websites that advertise.
Similar sites: FSF "Play Ogg" campaign has different sized badges right on
        the home page:
Firefox: (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."
Again, looking at something other non-profits do: EFF Help Out (including a "Spread the Word" section):
(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..
I've added the "Support GNOME" badge to the footer of GNOME Journal. 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,
I will work on "Spread GNOME" type page over lunch today and
        submit a patch we can review that uses some of these ideas.
Paul 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.)
Best, Stormy 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
                                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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