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 $$banner_url to the URL of the banner you'd like to show:
<a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/"> <img src="$$banner_url" border="0" width="180" height="150" alt="The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon"> </a>
The following people also participated by creating a full set of banners which you are welcome to use:
Andrew banner URL: http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner4.png
Arslan Atajanov banner URL: http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner5.png
Jose Marcos banner URL: http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner6.png
Jan Žárský banner URL: http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner7.png
Anton Zolotuhin banner URL: http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner8.png
Vladimir Sojkic banner URL: http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner9.png
Roberto Pérez Favela banner URL: http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner10.png
Yelena Petrovic banner URL: http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner11.png
Javier Mariscal banner URL: http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner12.png
Mathias Menzer banner URL: http://www.ubuntu.com/countdown/banner13.png
Post your mock-ups and ideas here. Make sure there's enough detail so that we can contact you!
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: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5187757/Countdown.zip, and you can email me at datadude3(at)gmail.com, 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).
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: http://ubuntuone.com/3pJxbnreVclBpQEmeh0JXk). E-mail: arslan.atajanov(at)gmail.com
Hi!, this is my first contribution to Ubuntu's artwork, I really like Ubuntu since 7.04... (link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6184592/Ubunto12.04Countdown.zip) The .zip includes 32 cutdown .png images and three .svg templates for inkscape... e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://ubuntuone.com/7DpqjIejP3fAwWhmmECLeB. For questions, recommendations and reviews I’m looking forward to getting mails via postfach2b(at)web.de.
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.
Hi, This is my first contribution to ubuntu too.I made with inkscape all photos
Hello all! here is my contribution for precise countdown banner, I hope you like it!. The images [*.png and *.svg] are available @ http://ubuntuone.com/3B4k5zx16sL24lxLu2zdlI and my e-mail is email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view a demo here: http://corbindavenport.com/ubuntu/ (You can also embed the code)
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. The complete set of banners you can find here. If there are any questions on these banners you may ask me by mail: email@example.com.
Best regards, Anton
My first little contribution to ubuntu with the great Inkscape. Hope you'll enjoy! My mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12.04, I can't wait !
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,
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 http://ubuntuone.com/1hzlMlClrgaWILHluaf6GI
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
Hi I'm Roberto from Durango dgo. Mexico. I'm glad to share with you my design for the 12.04 countdown banner http://ubuntuone.com/1fL2VMuhgcYbYhd9i1JqAH 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 email@example.com or my twitter account @el_rover
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
The embed code and source file will be available soon in my site at FOSSGrafis.com.
Thank you and regards.
Stephen A. Sherwood
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.
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
Hi! That's my personal design for Precise Pangolin countdown banner, hope you like it
Download images and source in http://dl.dropbox.com/u/58823486/YPcountdown.zip
Hi, this is my project, you can contact me at email@example.com;
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...
VERY Simple CDB
I took the freedom to make a VERY simple banner for this version. You can see all the images here https://picasaweb.google.com/109022872935574791572/Ubuntu1204CDB?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCMLE1rz14rCJYA&feat=directlink
I thought about a clock counting the last seconds towards 12:04 .
All the pictures in an archive: http://ubuntuone.com/2rqZgK4MVzBuJKU94MwaaJ
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: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1050779/countdown.zip Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org