The call for creative folks to get designing Countdown Banners - small images ‘counting down’ days until a release that can be embedded in websites - for Ubuntu 11.10 has been made.
As in the past,the ’Countdown Banner’ contest gives anyone willing to flex their design digits the chance to create a small 180px by 150px ‘widget’ counting down daily to Ubuntu’s release that will be seen by millions across the web.
We’ve recently featured a number of 3rd party similar creations here on OMG! Ubuntu! including an Ubuntu countdown widget for Android, a web banner for websites, and even an annoying notification bubble script. .
Designing a Banner
When designing your countdown banner there are a few things to bear in mind: -
- Entries should be 180px wide by 150px high
- Exported as optimised png, gif or jpg or
- iframe (using HTML, CSS, JS and images; and the use of PHP or Flash is not allowed)
- Banners should focus on referencing “Ubuntu 11.10″ in graphics, rather “Oneiric Ocelot”
The banner will need to countdown the days from Beta 2 to final release, meaning: -
- 21 images numbering days ’21′ to ’1′
- 1 image for day 0 saying “Coming Soon”
- 1 further for days past release saying “It’s Here”
Proposals should be submitted to the Countdown wiki page @ wiki.ubuntu.com/Website/OneiricCountdownBanner. Entries need to be ready in advance of Beta 2 (September 22nd) – so you don’t have long!