[maemo-community] Fw: Maemo community outreach flyer reboot - feedback solicited

From: Randall Arnold texrat at ovi.com
Date: Fri Jan 22 17:30:09 EET 2010

> ----- Original message ----- 
> From: "Andrew Flegg" <andrew at bleb.org>
> To: "List for community development" <maemo-community at maemo.org>
> Subject: Re: Fw: Maemo community outreach flyer reboot - feedback solicited
> Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:57:55 +0000
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 14:35, Randall Arnold <texrat at ovi.com> wrote:
> > [I wrote:]
> >> On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 22:50, Randall Arnold <texrat at ovi.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Link: http://maemo-daemons.org/maemo-org_community-flyer1_Maemo5.pdf
> >>
> >> 404 :-(
> >
> > Working here now-- may have been a temporary glitch.
> Quim pointed out that the URL *shown* by your HTML email wasn't the
> URL actually linked to. The one you linked to was:
> http://maemo-daemons.org/maemo-org_community-flyer1_Maemo5..pdf
> Note the double full-stops. Now, who ever said the HTML email allowed
> for better communication? ;-)

I haven't seen feedback from Quim... nothing in my inbox.  Odd.

For some strange reason when I click the link above the extra period shows up before "PDF".  Yet in the previous reply from you it isn't there (for me anyway).  THAT must be the glitch-- I pasted straight from the browser so I blame Ovi.  :D

To all: if you see two periods, just delete one.

> Concrete comments:
> * The slide on page 1 showing corporate/community lifecycle looks
> very heavy with the black background, and very "complicated" with
> all the edges between shapes.

I'll play around with backgrounds, thanks.

> * The Mer logo on a wide black-stripe looks weird.

Agreed.  Not sure what to do there to fill the space on either side... maybe nothing... suggestions welcome

> * The "/community" next to maemo.org should be "/community/" (the
> trailing slash is important in URLs, and without it, this gives
> a 404).

Good point, easy fix

> * The "/community" looks weird on a hard rectangular black
> background.

personal preference.  Others like it.  Not a showstopper either way

> * Some of the wordage on the front page seems a little over-eager,
> but perhaps this is just British cynicism and reticence.

Understood-- but think of this as a sales sheet... at least for the US.  Other regions can water it down or rewrite outright to suit their demographic.  ; )

> * Is a paragraph on the council (bottom of page 2) actually
> necessary?

Maybe not necessary, BUT this is an intro to the community and I want the audience to know it's a true organization.  But I'm open to alternatives

Many thanks for useful feedback!


> HTH,
> Andrew
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