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Re: Cover page for Maverick
We don't want to use references to the code names anywhere in the manual, as
they're just development names and the user isn't meant to see them.
I know Ubuntu versions are often referred to by their development name, and
unfortunately even end users seem to have picked this up too - but Canonical
don't mention the development name anywhere when the final release is out
and neither should we to be consistent.
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 10:28 PM, Sayantan Das <sayantan13@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Can we add a picture of the meerkat on the cover? . It wont be a picture
> per say, but more like a watermark. It can be done for every new release
> symbolising the release codename.
> Just a thought!
> Sayantan Das
> On 31 August 2010 10:46, Thorsten Wilms <t_w_@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2010-08-31 at 20:40 +1200, Benjamin Humphrey wrote:
>> > We need to figure out whether we want to design a new cover page for
>> > each cycle, or just update the same one each time. My personal opinion
>> > and original vision was to have a new cover each time, to
>> > differentiate the separate books, keep the style updated as the Ubuntu
>> > theme and branding develops and it also gives us something fresh to
>> > show off each time.
>> Aside of the addition of "Second Edition" and thinner Circle of Friends
>> and wave pattern, this is what we have:
>> Using the same or similar design will signify consistency, stamina,
>> intentness, build trust and reduce the workload.
>> This should still apply to all design considerations:
>> I think the current Ubuntu presentation values precision and confidence
>> over friendliness. The orange is on the aggressive side and has to be
>> used with care.
>> > When people see a new cover, they associate it with something new, a
>> > new book. If we just update the old one and keep using it, we'll lose
>> > that excitement - people won't know whether it's the same old book, a
>> > new book, or a new edition.
>> There's a middle ground. Also, as the content won't be all new, we
>> should not pretend it is. It's about maturing, not starting from scratch
>> each time.
>> > Bearing in mind that aubergine is for commercial and orange is for
>> > community, I feel we should have something bolder and more prominent -
>> > like
>> > this:
>> > While that uses aubergine, we can use Ubuntu orange as the most
>> > prominent colour.
>> Don't forget that we empower others and the cover should be in line with
>> As long as the cover should be printing-friendly, we can't have edge to
>> edge fills and large fills with a white margin can appear clumsy,
>> Thorsten Wilms
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