[Clipart] check it
dcarrera at math.umd.edu
Wed Apr 28 23:43:05 PDT 2004
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Jonathan Phillips wrote:
> I completely agree with you. I started to put affiliates at the bottom
> of the site, but maybe it should be bumped up in priority.
I think putting them on a left pannel makes sense. It doesn't take over the
site, but at the same time they are not hidden from view.
> MS does a great job selling stuff! Their branding is crazy-good!
> How else can we learn from their interface for graphics?
> On Wed, 2004-04-28 at 23:36, Daniel Carrera wrote:
>>Jonathan Phillips wrote:
>>>I somehow came across M$'s clipart site. What do you all think about the
>>>primarily text based interface that site uses.
>>This is very difficult for me to say: MS had done a good job.
>>>I think it is hard to decide what to select as there is so much
>>>information on that page.
>>Consider that the OpenClipart page would not contain the information on the
>>right and left panels, or the top headers. All of that is advertisement for
>>MS products. When you remove all of that, the page will actually look kind
>>In fact, I would advocate using a left panel to advertise our favourite open
>>source projects. Making especial emphasis on the projects that someone
>>looking for clipart is likely to be interested in. For instance (in no
>> * Inkscape.
>> * Sodipodi.
>> * OpenOffice.org
>> * GIMP.
>> * KOffice.
>> * TheOpenCD.
>>There was a recent survey to find out the level of awareness of open source.
>> The results were disappointing. The only open source projects people knew
>>about were Linux and OpenOffice.org. Very few people were able to name any
>>This isn't surprising since those are the two projects that are actively
>>advertised by some company. Okay, no one really pays for OpenOffice
>>advertising. But when Sun advertises StarOffice, it is common for them to
>>mention its "open source sibbling".
>>I think that it would be good if open source projects advertised each other.
>> We just have to make sure that it is done well. OpenOffice will be
>>advertising the OpenClipart project. Likewise, OpenClipart can advertise
>>Inkscape, Sodipodi, GIMP and KOffice. Does that make sense?
>>Maybe Inkscape, Sodipodi and GIMP can promote each other.
>>Maybe there is a good way that OOo can help promote KOffice.
>>>I do like how you can select multiple images and they are added to your
>>>basket so that you can download all selected images at the end, and as a
>>>zip file. That is novel!
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