[Clipart] Tasks for 'openclipart' package

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.com
Fri Jun 25 19:59:05 PDT 2004

On Sat, 26 Jun 2004, [ISO-8859-1] "Áki G. Karlsson" wrote:
> >>mechanism previously suggested. I think it would be a real incentive for 
> >>people to submit their work. Maybe we should go the extra mile of having 
> >>a "display" page open when the thumbnails are clicked where the comments 
> >>would show below the image, similar to art.gnome.org for example. It 
> >>could also take care of issues concerning the display of svg in some 
> >>browsers using an <embed> tag or some such thing (and even display the 
> >>svg horizontally centered and offset from top - a real novelty!).
> >
> >Good idea, I've added it to the roadmap - want to mock something up?
> >  
> >
> I'll mock something up for a 'display' page and send you the URL.

Okay, cool.  

> >Yeah, we had tried to make a logo earlier but had a hard time getting
> >something good so decided to wait until good artists with better ideas
> >showed up.
> >
> I liked the boxes and the OCAL letters. It might be a good idea to 
> repeat the call for logos...

You may be right, but since our collective time is limited, let's put
our focus on doing the releases and getting some of the underlying
infrastructure up to snuff.  Then hopefully we'll have built up the
community large enough that getting a logo will be no problem.

> >Yeah, tell me about it; it's strange having such an imageless site.
> >Really, it's just a matter of needing folks to put some time into it -
> >so far it's just been me and rejon (mainly rejon).  So we definitely
> >have room to get more people involved in jazzing up the site.
> If you care to add me, I'd be more than willing to put in some work. I'm 
> not the best designer in the world, but I make webpages for a living, so 
> that's something.

Okay, I can get you added.  Send me your ssh public key and I'll forward
it to the freedesktop.org admins.  (Same to you Jonadab if you're

> It is not entirely correct that the site has no images.... There are the 
> screenshots, which is something one would expect from an 
> application-specific site. Come to think of it though, there are at 
> least two useful roles for screenshots on this site: Something like the 
> "Inkscape in use" page, demonstrating "sessions", showing the apps that 
> people are using and giving indication of how they're using them. This 
> helps developing artists become more application savvy and is hence 
> useful. The other use is to show screenshots of productivity 
> applications using the clipart. An example I can think of is OpenOffice 
> with the clipart collection set up by fenix's installer, scribus 
> importing OCAL clipart etc. This is publicity, and also useful for users 

*Nod*  You're right that the idea of 'screenshots' is pretty
application-oriented.  I expect once we have an SVG browser, that the
importance of the screenshots will reduce.  However, it's likely that
having some "all at once" or "best of" views would be useful for people
to get a quick idea of what is there.  Also like you say, seeing some of
the applications using the clipart can be good PR all-around.


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