The bi-annual call for designers to get creating Ubuntu release-date countdown widgets has been made.
As in the past, the contest allows users to flex their design digits and create a small 180x150px ‘widget’ that counts down daily to Ubuntu’s release.
Guideline specifics along with submission details can be found on the Ubuntu wiki @ wiki.ubuntu.com/Website/NattyCountdownBanner.
In short the requirements are: -
- Entries should be 180px wide by 150px high
- No PHP or flash
- Ubuntu 11.04 beta changes from the code name of “Natty Narwhal” to “Ubuntu 11.04″ – thus don’t focus on ‘Narwhal’ in your graphics
- Facebook app, Android widgets and other ideas welcome
- The deadline is Monday April 4th
So far only one banner design has been submitted, but it’s genius.
Andra¡s Bognair has taken the layout of Ubuntu’s new default desktop interface – that’s Unity if you’re unaware – and used it as a basis for the countdown. It sounds like it shouldn’t work, but by jove it does: -
Need inspiration? Previous entries can be seen here.
Want a countdown widget for Android? There’s already one available.