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From Louis Suárez-Potts <lui...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ASF banner ads
Date Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:31:26 GMT

> On 2014-08 -25, at 17:12, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> On 31/07/2014 Rob Weir wrote:
>> Noticed this:
>> http://www.apache.org/ads/
>> It is a directory of banners that can be added to the website to
>> promote ASF-wide things like ApacheCon.
> 
> With ApacheCon EU now approaching, we could definitely use it.
> 
>> Details are here:   http://www.apache.org/ads/adserver.txt
>> What do we think?  Would it make sense to add this to the home page?
>> If so, where?
> 
> The home page is already quite cluttered. But this could fit in the footer. We currently
have a 203x61 feather on the right hand side in the footer. The logo Apache provides for ApacheCon
would be 234x60, so quite similarly sized. We could accommodate it in the footer, to the left.
> 
> And maybe it's indeed worth adding the code for the iframe inclusion and let the people
responsible for ApacheCon within Apache update the logo automatically.
> 
> I'm also OK with Juergen's suggestion to put it at the top, but I cannot find a way for
it to fit nicely (and the image itself already looks ugly, since it is resized in a bad way).

Perhaps in the downloads section? To remind people or just to inform that what they use is
made by their community, which is vast and interesting.

I tend to think that anything that impedes the delivery of a homepage's message is risky.
This is especially so with something like AOO that is both an enduser product (or set of them)
and a developers' project. 


> 
> Regards,
>  Andrea.

Louis
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