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Bling

fedoraproject.org banners

The content area on fedoraproject.org right now is not that blingy. Due to particular bandwidth issues, we put small screenshots up that are less interesting than they could be if they were a bit larger. Here’s an idea for a replacement; I think it would be cool to have large banners like gnome.org:

func logo

About Máirín Duffy

Máirín is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She is passionate about software freedom and free & open source tools, particularly in the creative domain: her favorite application is Inkscape. You can read more from Máirín on her blog at blog.linuxgrrl.com.

Discussion

14 thoughts on “Bling

  1. if your going to use those screenshots in the top one, doing something about the aliasing would be nice.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008, 6:54 pm
  2. Reflection

    Hey, the reflection should go into the same direction as the fedora one. Also, I think it would look better if the left edge of the screenshots were 90° aligned.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008, 7:27 pm
  3. Maírín, they’re beautiful!

    Such banners are wanted by me :) .

    They’re great :) !

    You only should do something with screenshots, but the “fedora” text is awesome!


    Livio

    Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008, 7:35 pm
  4. Wow.. I can just hear the bass line

    and the slap-tones.. and just a bid of waka from the pedal. wow… I sooooo want a graphic from you now.

    Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2008, 8:22 pm
  5. its so cool!!

    Its a great banner, i love it, and i feel like making a new mockup for the fp.org template using that banner ‘a la’ gnome.org

    Posted by juankprada | February 23, 2008, 2:46 am
  6. looks nice…

    …but the geometry is disturbing. The point concerning the reflections was already mentioned. What looks somewhat disturbing is that you are using parallel projection, while the more common setup would be to use orthographic projection. Also the vertical edges are slightly aslant. But you already stated that it is only a mock-up.

    Cheers Christian

    Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2008, 2:33 pm
    • Re: looks nice…

      Hey Christian,

      I think you hit the nail on the head – the screenshots are isometric while the background is orthographic! :) I didn’t realize that, thanks for pointing it out!

      Posted by mairin | February 25, 2008, 3:36 pm
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