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Brynn
Hi Friends,
        I'm thinking about starting a tradition of making holiday graphics for
the website.  Like for example, today I spiffed up the logo for Inkscape
Community with some lights (not twinkling, but maybe next year  ;-p ).
https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php  I'm thinking of just something
small and simple like that.  Holly and berries, or something.

        We couldn't do exactly the same thing on the website, because the logo
doesn't work the same way as IC.  (plus it's pretty small)  But there must be
some ways to easily slip in some extra graphics into the website?

        Like maybe in the menu/navigation bar?  (could they be red and green?
or look like snow is piled on them?)  Or the white space between the logo on the
top-left and the search field on the right?

        I saw that cute Inkscape logo with a santa hat in the gallery
(https://inkscape.org/en/~jiawhein/%E2%98%85inkscape-logo-christmas), and that's
what got me started.  But unfortunately, it has a solid white background, which
I don't think could be used for the site.  I requested either SVG or a
transparent PNG, but no answer yet.

        I made some sort of straight lines of lights, one of which might fit in
the white space at the top.  But alone, they're hardly creative.

        Anyway, if someone could explain what those ways might be, where we
could sneak in some cute graphics around holidays, I'll take the responsibility
to put out a call for such graphics before each major holiday.....or maybe just
4 seasons?  Or maybe holidays plus 4 seasons?

        (I still want to see more graphics on the site, in general.  But that's
a much bigger project which I can't take a leadership role right now.  Well, not
unless someone else wants to co-leader it?)

        Thanks for comments  :-)

All best,
brynn


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Re: [Inkscape-docs] holiday graphics for website?

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Hi Brynn,

The poster originally emailed me directly and I asked them to post the
image to the gallery and then post a message to the inkscape mailing
list. Mostly just to see what people were thinking.

I like the idea personally. But I see some challenges to it
professionally.

The biggest consideration for things like this is the both western
centric and perceivably christian/pagan centric traditions. If images
can be targeted, then it makes it easier to just show it for certain
countries etc. If we don't mind being a bit blustering and ham fisted
about it, then putting up a replacement image is just a matter of a
small code update to the website.

Although then you do have to look after the site later when you need it
to come down.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

On Wed, 2017-12-20 at 14:19 -0700, brynn wrote:

> Hi Friends,
>         I'm thinking about starting a tradition of making holiday
> graphics for 
> the website.  Like for example, today I spiffed up the logo for
> Inkscape 
> Community with some lights (not twinkling, but maybe next year  ;-p
> ). 
> https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php  I'm thinking of just
> something 
> small and simple like that.  Holly and berries, or something.
>
>         We couldn't do exactly the same thing on the website, because
> the logo 
> doesn't work the same way as IC.  (plus it's pretty small)  But there
> must be 
> some ways to easily slip in some extra graphics into the website?
>
>         Like maybe in the menu/navigation bar?  (could they be red
> and green? 
> or look like snow is piled on them?)  Or the white space between the
> logo on the 
> top-left and the search field on the right?
>
>         I saw that cute Inkscape logo with a santa hat in the
> gallery 
> (https://inkscape.org/en/~jiawhein/%E2%98%85inkscape-logo-christmas),
> and that's 
> what got me started.  But unfortunately, it has a solid white
> background, which 
> I don't think could be used for the site.  I requested either SVG or
> a 
> transparent PNG, but no answer yet.
>
>         I made some sort of straight lines of lights, one of which
> might fit in 
> the white space at the top.  But alone, they're hardly creative.
>
>         Anyway, if someone could explain what those ways might be,
> where we 
> could sneak in some cute graphics around holidays, I'll take the
> responsibility 
> to put out a call for such graphics before each major holiday.....or
> maybe just 
> 4 seasons?  Or maybe holidays plus 4 seasons?
>
>         (I still want to see more graphics on the site, in
> general.  But that's 
> a much bigger project which I can't take a leadership role right
> now.  Well, not 
> unless someone else wants to co-leader it?)
>
>         Thanks for comments  :-)
>
> All best,
> brynn
>
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Re: [Inkscape-docs] holiday graphics for website?

Brynn
> The biggest consideration for things like this is the both western
centric and perceivably christian/pagan centric traditions.

That's why I said "holiday" and not "Christmas" or "Hanukah" or "Kwanza" or etc.
Most all faiths and religions have some kind of winter celebration - something
for every season.  It's why I also added a suggestion about doing it for
seasons, rather than holidays.  Although then there's the problem with seasons,
when it's winter in the northern hemisphere, it's summer in the southern.

Usually when people decorate their website, they do it for wherever the website
lives.  Because really, it's impossible to please everyone.  I think as long as
it's something small, which does not appear to cram anything down anyone's
throat, it should be ok.  For example, even if there's a little decoration for
spring, but it's autumn where some people live, I think it will still be seen as
a nice graphic.

But mostly, I think it would be sad if we have to say we can never decorate the
website, because it's impossible to please everyone.  /That/ would be sad!

And also, I think we have to start somewhere, with getting more graphics
throughout the site.

Maybe it would be better not to have just 1 graphic?  Maybe there could be a
collection of graphics which represent all the major religions or faiths, and
some kind of script serves them up at random?

All best,
brynn


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Owens
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 4:22 PM
To: brynn ; Inkscape-Docs
Cc: Inkscape-Devel
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-docs] holiday graphics for website?

Hi Brynn,

The poster originally emailed me directly and I asked them to post the
image to the gallery and then post a message to the inkscape mailing
list. Mostly just to see what people were thinking.

I like the idea personally. But I see some challenges to it
professionally.

The biggest consideration for things like this is the both western
centric and perceivably christian/pagan centric traditions. If images
can be targeted, then it makes it easier to just show it for certain
countries etc. If we don't mind being a bit blustering and ham fisted
about it, then putting up a replacement image is just a matter of a
small code update to the website.

Although then you do have to look after the site later when you need it
to come down.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

On Wed, 2017-12-20 at 14:19 -0700, brynn wrote:

> Hi Friends,
>         I'm thinking about starting a tradition of making holiday
> graphics for
> the website.  Like for example, today I spiffed up the logo for
> Inkscape
> Community with some lights (not twinkling, but maybe next year  ;-p
> ).
> https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php  I'm thinking of just
> something
> small and simple like that.  Holly and berries, or something.
>
>         We couldn't do exactly the same thing on the website, because
> the logo
> doesn't work the same way as IC.  (plus it's pretty small)  But there
> must be
> some ways to easily slip in some extra graphics into the website?
>
>         Like maybe in the menu/navigation bar?  (could they be red
> and green?
> or look like snow is piled on them?)  Or the white space between the
> logo on the
> top-left and the search field on the right?
>
>         I saw that cute Inkscape logo with a santa hat in the
> gallery
> (https://inkscape.org/en/~jiawhein/%E2%98%85inkscape-logo-christmas),
> and that's
> what got me started.  But unfortunately, it has a solid white
> background, which
> I don't think could be used for the site.  I requested either SVG or
> a
> transparent PNG, but no answer yet.
>
>         I made some sort of straight lines of lights, one of which
> might fit in
> the white space at the top.  But alone, they're hardly creative.
>
>         Anyway, if someone could explain what those ways might be,
> where we
> could sneak in some cute graphics around holidays, I'll take the
> responsibility
> to put out a call for such graphics before each major holiday.....or
> maybe just
> 4 seasons?  Or maybe holidays plus 4 seasons?
>
>         (I still want to see more graphics on the site, in
> general.  But that's
> a much bigger project which I can't take a leadership role right
> now.  Well, not
> unless someone else wants to co-leader it?)
>
>         Thanks for comments  :-)
>
> All best,
> brynn
>
>
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Re: [Inkscape-docs] holiday graphics for website?

C R
Maybe seasonal motifs would be better. Snow flakes and mittens and skis work nicely. Maybe hot chocolate, snowball fights and other winter activities for a secular holiday season. :) fall might see fallen leaves placed around, flowers for spring and summer. Would be kinda cool to do a Google doodle style artwork to celebrate specific holidays when they come up, which is in lusive rather than exclusive, but obviously that would take a lot more work.

My 2p
-C

On 22 Dec 2017 5:30 am, "brynn" <[hidden email]> wrote:
The biggest consideration for things like this is the both western
centric and perceivably christian/pagan centric traditions.

That's why I said "holiday" and not "Christmas" or "Hanukah" or "Kwanza" or etc. Most all faiths and religions have some kind of winter celebration - something for every season.  It's why I also added a suggestion about doing it for seasons, rather than holidays.  Although then there's the problem with seasons, when it's winter in the northern hemisphere, it's summer in the southern.

Usually when people decorate their website, they do it for wherever the website lives.  Because really, it's impossible to please everyone.  I think as long as it's something small, which does not appear to cram anything down anyone's throat, it should be ok.  For example, even if there's a little decoration for spring, but it's autumn where some people live, I think it will still be seen as a nice graphic.

But mostly, I think it would be sad if we have to say we can never decorate the website, because it's impossible to please everyone.  /That/ would be sad!

And also, I think we have to start somewhere, with getting more graphics throughout the site.

Maybe it would be better not to have just 1 graphic?  Maybe there could be a collection of graphics which represent all the major religions or faiths, and some kind of script serves them up at random?

All best,
brynn


-----Original Message----- From: Martin Owens
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 4:22 PM
To: brynn ; Inkscape-Docs
Cc: Inkscape-Devel
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-docs] holiday graphics for website?

Hi Brynn,

The poster originally emailed me directly and I asked them to post the
image to the gallery and then post a message to the inkscape mailing
list. Mostly just to see what people were thinking.

I like the idea personally. But I see some challenges to it
professionally.

The biggest consideration for things like this is the both western
centric and perceivably christian/pagan centric traditions. If images
can be targeted, then it makes it easier to just show it for certain
countries etc. If we don't mind being a bit blustering and ham fisted
about it, then putting up a replacement image is just a matter of a
small code update to the website.

Although then you do have to look after the site later when you need it
to come down.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

On Wed, 2017-12-20 at 14:19 -0700, brynn wrote:
Hi Friends,
        I'm thinking about starting a tradition of making holiday
graphics for
the website.  Like for example, today I spiffed up the logo for
Inkscape
Community with some lights (not twinkling, but maybe next year  ;-p
).
https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php  I'm thinking of just
something
small and simple like that.  Holly and berries, or something.

        We couldn't do exactly the same thing on the website, because
the logo
doesn't work the same way as IC.  (plus it's pretty small)  But there
must be
some ways to easily slip in some extra graphics into the website?

        Like maybe in the menu/navigation bar?  (could they be red
and green?
or look like snow is piled on them?)  Or the white space between the
logo on the
top-left and the search field on the right?

        I saw that cute Inkscape logo with a santa hat in the
gallery
(https://inkscape.org/en/~jiawhein/%E2%98%85inkscape-logo-christmas),
and that's
what got me started.  But unfortunately, it has a solid white
background, which
I don't think could be used for the site.  I requested either SVG or
a
transparent PNG, but no answer yet.

        I made some sort of straight lines of lights, one of which
might fit in
the white space at the top.  But alone, they're hardly creative.

        Anyway, if someone could explain what those ways might be,
where we
could sneak in some cute graphics around holidays, I'll take the
responsibility
to put out a call for such graphics before each major holiday.....or
maybe just
4 seasons?  Or maybe holidays plus 4 seasons?

        (I still want to see more graphics on the site, in
general.  But that's
a much bigger project which I can't take a leadership role right
now.  Well, not
unless someone else wants to co-leader it?)

        Thanks for comments  :-)

All best,
brynn


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Re: [Inkscape-docs] holiday graphics for website?

Brynn
I like the idea about the seasonal motifs!   (although we still have the 2
hemispheres to deal with)

Had to look up "Google doodle style artwork" (I'm not a google user).  How would
we ever find out about these more or less obscure events (Kazakhstan Republic
Day showed up in my search)? You could almost put one single person whose full
time job is identifying them!

I wonder how google decides who draws the graphics?  Do they just take
submissions?

Like maybe we would put certain guidelines (so that we don't end up celebrating
some rogue regime or something) and just allow people to submit them?  Because
they only "run" for a day, right?  I suppose we could have them up for any
amount of time we choose.

brynn

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Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 1:20 AM
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Cc: Martin Owens ; inkscape-docs ; Inkscape-Devel
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Maybe seasonal motifs would be better. Snow flakes and mittens and skis work
nicely. Maybe hot chocolate, snowball fights and other winter activities for a
secular holiday season. :) fall might see fallen leaves placed around, flowers
for spring and summer. Would be kinda cool to do a Google doodle style artwork
to celebrate specific holidays when they come up, which is in lusive rather than
exclusive, but obviously that would take a lot more work.

My 2p
-C


On 22 Dec 2017 5:30 am, "brynn" <[hidden email]> wrote:
The biggest consideration for things like this is the both western
centric and perceivably christian/pagan centric traditions.

That's why I said "holiday" and not "Christmas" or "Hanukah" or "Kwanza" or etc.
Most all faiths and religions have some kind of winter celebration - something
for every season.  It's why I also added a suggestion about doing it for
seasons, rather than holidays.  Although then there's the problem with seasons,
when it's winter in the northern hemisphere, it's summer in the southern.

Usually when people decorate their website, they do it for wherever the website
lives.  Because really, it's impossible to please everyone.  I think as long as
it's something small, which does not appear to cram anything down anyone's
throat, it should be ok.  For example, even if there's a little decoration for
spring, but it's autumn where some people live, I think it will still be seen as
a nice graphic.

But mostly, I think it would be sad if we have to say we can never decorate the
website, because it's impossible to please everyone.  /That/ would be sad!

And also, I think we have to start somewhere, with getting more graphics
throughout the site.

Maybe it would be better not to have just 1 graphic?  Maybe there could be a
collection of graphics which represent all the major religions or faiths, and
some kind of script serves them up at random?

All best,
brynn


-----Original Message----- From: Martin Owens
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 4:22 PM
To: brynn ; Inkscape-Docs
Cc: Inkscape-Devel
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-docs] holiday graphics for website?

Hi Brynn,

The poster originally emailed me directly and I asked them to post the
image to the gallery and then post a message to the inkscape mailing
list. Mostly just to see what people were thinking.

I like the idea personally. But I see some challenges to it
professionally.

The biggest consideration for things like this is the both western
centric and perceivably christian/pagan centric traditions. If images
can be targeted, then it makes it easier to just show it for certain
countries etc. If we don't mind being a bit blustering and ham fisted
about it, then putting up a replacement image is just a matter of a
small code update to the website.

Although then you do have to look after the site later when you need it
to come down.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

On Wed, 2017-12-20 at 14:19 -0700, brynn wrote:
Hi Friends,
        I'm thinking about starting a tradition of making holiday
graphics for
the website.  Like for example, today I spiffed up the logo for
Inkscape
Community with some lights (not twinkling, but maybe next year  ;-p
).
https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php  I'm thinking of just
something
small and simple like that.  Holly and berries, or something.

        We couldn't do exactly the same thing on the website, because
the logo
doesn't work the same way as IC.  (plus it's pretty small)  But there
must be
some ways to easily slip in some extra graphics into the website?

        Like maybe in the menu/navigation bar?  (could they be red
and green?
or look like snow is piled on them?)  Or the white space between the
logo on the
top-left and the search field on the right?

        I saw that cute Inkscape logo with a santa hat in the
gallery
(https://inkscape.org/en/~jiawhein/%E2%98%85inkscape-logo-christmas),
and that's
what got me started.  But unfortunately, it has a solid white
background, which
I don't think could be used for the site.  I requested either SVG or
a
transparent PNG, but no answer yet.

        I made some sort of straight lines of lights, one of which
might fit in
the white space at the top.  But alone, they're hardly creative.

        Anyway, if someone could explain what those ways might be,
where we
could sneak in some cute graphics around holidays, I'll take the
responsibility
to put out a call for such graphics before each major holiday.....or
maybe just
4 seasons?  Or maybe holidays plus 4 seasons?

        (I still want to see more graphics on the site, in
general.  But that's
a much bigger project which I can't take a leadership role right
now.  Well, not
unless someone else wants to co-leader it?)

        Thanks for comments  :-)

All best,
brynn


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