Countdown banners for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Post your ideas for a countdown banner here. Guidelines are:

  • width: 180px
  • height: 150px
  • optimized png, gif or jpg, or

  • iframe containing interactive content (using static html, css, js and images - no PHP)
  • no flash - must work perfectly with only free software

A successful implementation will countdown the days from Beta (aprox 30 days out) to final release. This means 30 images numbered 30 to 1 plus one for day 0 that says "coming soon" and one more that says "it's here" (32 images total).

For reference see the JauntyCountdownBanners

Post your drafts and mock-ups here along with any extra information you feel is useful then send a message to the web presence team mailing list so we can discuss it.


As always, it is very tough to choose a winner and two runner-ups, but it must be done, so here are the winners:

To use the banner on your website, place this code on your web-page and change the $$banner_url to the URL of the banner you'd like to show:

<a href="">
  <img src="$$banner_url" 
          border="0" width="180" height="150" 
          alt="The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon">

The following people also participated by creating a full set of banners which you are welcome to use:


Post your mock-ups and ideas here. Make sure there's enough detail so that we can contact you!


Andrew_30.png Andrew_Almost_Here.png Andrew_Here.png

I feel kind of bad to say that I used a closed source application to make this (Photoshop CS5--Shame on me), but I do like where it ended up. The design is made up of 32 static images in .png format. I've made an archive of all of them (including the .psd) that you can get here:, and you can email me at datadude3(at), and I'll try to get back to you quickly.

Ubuntu has always been my linux distribution of choice, and I used it as my main operating system for almost 2 years on my old laptop. Ubuntu was able to breathe new life into that machine, and in the end, I had it for about 5 years before I had to replace it (And even now it runs Ubuntu fine). When I did replace it, I kept Windows as my main OS (again, shame on me), but kept Ubuntu as a virtual machine. I think Ubuntu has a great community, which is why I decided to give back to it (Even with something as simple as a countdown banner).

Arslan Atajanov

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Hello. This is my first and I hope not the last contribution to the Ubuntu. I have created 32 countdown images using Inkscape. In addition, I have published an archive which includes all 32 images and one .svg file (Link: E-mail: arslan.atajanov(at)


javiergmxd30.png javiergmxd1.png javiergmxdAlmost.png javiergmxdHere.png

Hi!, this is my first contribution to Ubuntu's artwork, I really like Ubuntu since 7.04... (link: The .zip includes 32 cutdown .png images and three .svg templates for inkscape... e-mail:

Gerhard Großmann


The horizontal stripe lets the banner seem lower and wider. Also I tried to be very clean, minimalistic and used a high contrast to attract attention. All renderings, the preview and the Gimp file can be downloaded (at least until April) at For questions, recommendations and reviews I’m looking forward to getting mails via postfach2b(at)

Sanjay Rohila

Sanjay-29daystogo.png Sanjay-almosthere.png Sanjay-itsherenow.png

Hi, This is my first contribution to ubuntu. I just tried to make it not bad. I created three images. I am not a designer but I tried my way. Smile :)

Joe Iwannou

kisses-30days-left.png kisses-almost-here.pngkisses-its-here.png

Joe Iwannou

30-left1.png almost-here-1.pngits-here-1.png

Hi, This is my first contribution to ubuntu too.I made with inkscape all photos

Jose Marcos

pangolin30.png ubuntu_coming_soon.png ubuntu_it_is_here.png

Hello all! here is my contribution for precise countdown banner, I hope you like it!. The images [*.png and *.svg] are available @ and my e-mail is

Jan Žárský

Jan_Zarsky_04.png Jan_Zarsky_03.png Jan_Zarsky_02.png Jan_Zarsky_01.png

Hi, it's my first contribution for countdown banner. The PNGs and SVGs are available here. My e-mail is jan.zarsky(at) There is javascript:

Corbin Davenport


Hi there! I entered the 11.10 Countdown contest last year and I got an honorable mention, so I entered again! I made some visual changes to last year's 'model', but it's mostly the same code. It's orange, with a white Ubuntu logo in the middle. The background is the same as the Ubuntu website navigation menu. The entire widget is one compressed HTML file, so it loads faster than an image of the same size (An image would be 20 KB, my entire widget is 8 KB). It uses CSS3 and a little JavaScript, and is extremely lightweight.

Any website with my old widget embedded has been updated to the new one, and does not require any code change. If you have any questions, please email me at

You can view a demo here: (You can also embed the code)

Anton Zolotuhin

30.png coming soon.png It's here!.png

Hello. I found the information about Precise Countdown Banner and I've decided to participate in it. This is my contribution to the Ubuntu and I hope, that my creativity isn't so bad. Smile :) The complete set of banners you can find here. If there are any questions on these banners you may ask me by mail:

Best regards, Anton

Patrice Maziero

pat_30.png pat_comingsoon.png pat_itshere.png

My first little contribution to ubuntu with the great Inkscape. Hope you'll enjoy! My mail:

12.04, I can't wait !

Hisham Hamza

Hisham_count.png Hisham_comn.png Hisham_here.png

Hello, all!

I've been familiar with Ubuntu since 5.04 (a long time indeed) and I've always hoped to give something back. So, I've recently started to dabble with GIMP (running on Xubuntu 11.10) and these banner attempts are the outcome and my first contribution (hopefully, the first of many).

Hope you all enjoy it. You can throw all those comments and criticisms at hisham(dot)hamza(at)gmail(dot)com.

Cheers and regards,

Hisham Hamza

Vladimir Sojkic

ub1204-cdtw-vld-30-days.png ub1204-cdtw-vld-1-day.png ub1204-cdtw-vld-coming-soon.png ub1204-cdtw-vld-its-here.png

Hello Ubuntu World,

I've done Precise Countdown Banner in GIMP and this banner contains 32 png files which are packed in tar.gz. and you can download it from

It's my first contribution in this project and you can send your messages to my e-mail vladimirsojkic(at)ovi(dot)com

Roberto Pérez Favela

rover30.png rover15.png rover01.png roveritsAlmostHere.png roveritsHere.png

Hi I'm Roberto from Durango dgo. Mexico. I'm glad to share with you my design for the 12.04 countdown banner I hope you like it, I'm certain that a very important part of Ubuntu's future rests on the UI design. Unity is a huge step ahead, along with the new Ubuntu font, and I'm sure that your new icon set will be another great success I'm looking forward to see how the T.V and Mobile projects evolve.

Greatings to all the Ubuntu Community and design team.

You can contact me at or my twitter account @el_rover

da copa

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hello! I am "da copa", I'm from Ecuador I learned of this contest, and here is my work, everything was done in Inkscape and blender and the effect of animation was done through console commands in ubuntu... My email is as I am not a great writer, not know what else to write so this is my job, I hope you like it, and devil take the hindmost; Of course I hope to be the winner. also if something is poorly written excuse me because I speak Spanish thank you

Aditia A. Pratama

30_aditia.png 7_aditia.png comingsoon_aditia.png itshere_aditia.png

Greetings everyone, I'm Aditia from Balikpapan, Indonesia. Here I present you with the design of 12.04 countdown banner. I hope you like it. I run ubuntu mostly for graphic design purpose, I also teach people to use ubuntu and other opensource program. I'm very happy to sharing this with you guys.

Thanks for all Ubuntu developer and all ubuntu design team, hopefully I can join you guys. Thanks Canonical for being so nice Smile :)

The embed code and source file will be available soon in my site at

You can also contact me at or mention me on twitter account @aditia_ap.

Thank you and regards.

Stephen A. Sherwood

1-sasherwood93.png 15-sasherwood93.png 22-sasherwood93.png 30-sasherwood93.png its_almost_here-sasherwood93.png its_here-sasherwood93.png

Hello fellow ubuntu-ers. I'm Stephen from Lancashire, United Kingdom. Here represents my contribution to the design contest for the ubuntu 12.04 countdown banner.

I've been switching from ubuntu and Windows, for college reasons, but have finally landed with ubuntu and I am not using Windows any more. I'm trying to use open-source software and resources, but as you can tell from my contribution it's going slow.

Hope you guys like it.

Thanks to all the ubuntu teams and developers, as well as other contributors.



Javier Mariscal

Mariscal_30.png Mariscal_1.png Mariscal_coming_soon.png Mariscal_its_here.png

Greetings to the Ubuntu community. This is my contribution for the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin edition I've been waiting a long time. The countdown consists in a gear symbolizing the development work, together with the banner "it's here", where I have tried to reflect an geometric and adaptable design.

You can download it from here

Yelena Petrovic

YP30.png YPsoon.png YPhere.png

Hi! That's my personal design for Precise Pangolin countdown banner, hope you like it Smile :)

Download images and source in


30d.png comingd.png 30-2.png coming-2.png

Hi, this is my project, you can contact me at;

Everything was done in blender, the colors were given in gimp ...

I have the banner on the subject of two colors a blue background and one more with colors of ubuntu...

the best man win...

Silviu-Ionut Radu


29_days_left_sir.png 13_days_left_sir.png 07_days_left_sir.png coming_soon_sir.png is_here_sir.png

I took the freedom to make a VERY simple banner for this version. You can see all the images here

Mathias Menzer

I thought about a clock counting the last seconds towards 12:04 .

mfm-precise-02.png mfm-precise-01.png mfm-precise-00.png mfm-precise-here.png

All the pictures in an archive:


Emanuele ''@epuracchio''

1204-countdown-30-epuracchio.png 1204-countdown-soon-epuracchio.png 1204-countdown-here-epuracchio.png

Hello there! This is my first (and I hope not the last) submission to the countdown artwork... Hope my creativity and work will be appreciated! However, here you can find the full archive: Mail:


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