Ubuntu Developer Week Website buttons @ SpreadUbuntu

*** Update ***

Evan and I have kickstarted a campaign to promote the Ubuntu Developer Week (through the Website buttons) in the SpreadUbuntu site. To get your 5 minutes of fame you have to do the following:

  1. Head to the SpreadUbuntu site (the campaign is in the front page)
  2. Log in with the button on the top-right (you do have a Launchpad Account, right? If not get it here)
  3. Pick the number of buttons you have put in a site/blog/wall/boulevard (it’s trust based, do not exagerate, please :)) and submit. You are automagically part of the campaign!
  4. Wait until the poll finishes and see all participants (those at the top are the winners) of the campaign
  5. Enjoy the spotlight while it shines on you (not too much, it has been proven it could give you skin cancer)

Hopefully the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter guys like this and we can get a column there for SpreadUbuntu campaigners that do an outstanding job promoting Ubuntu. we’ll see how this goes…

I have also corrected the HTML snippets that had some weird tags. It should be good to use now. thanks Evan for bringing it up! Daniel, you should probably update the snippets too 😉

*** Update ***

Our Venezuelan hero Efraín always taking initiative while others are asleep, kindly asked the LoCo’s to step up and make a website button to spread the news about the Ubuntu Developer Week coming up at the end of August/beginning of September so we all can put it somewhere and let people know.

Byron Corrales, of Ubuntu Nicaragua fame (now I see why their site looks awesome) used some hours of his life and gave us a nice couple of buttons.

I couldn’t, of course, let the occasion pass me by so I asked Byron to re-license the buttons in CC-BY-SA (instead of NC) and upon his yes I uploaded both his buttons to the SpreadUbuntu site.

You can see them here (the link points at the SpreadUbuntu page of each of them):

Now If you are lazy, like me, you might as well just get the HTML code to add the buttons with the link directed to the UDW wiki page, right?

Well, here is the Orange button:

<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek">
<img src="http://spreadubuntu.neomenlo.org/files/huge/botonorange_0.png"
width="200" height="117" alt="Ubuntu Developer Week – Fall 2009" border="0" />

And here is the Brown one:

<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek">
<img src="http://spreadubuntu.neomenlo.org/files/huge/botonbrown.png"
width="200" height="117" alt="Ubuntu Developer Week – Fall 2009" border="0" />

Remind you that the size of the images can easily be modified. Just change the width in pixels and erase the height attribute and it should be fine! Comments are there to correct my statement if it’s wrong.

If you are the cool type you can change the wiki URL with the URL to the awesome PDF brochure we have, thanks to the unstoppable Daniel Holbach (just change the “https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek” with “http://people.canonical.com/~dholbach/Ubuntu_Developer_Week4.pdf ” in the HTML above. Mind you that the PDF is 539KB)

A screenshot of the button (orange) in my blog 🙂


Now you have no excuse at all not to put it in your website, blog, wall… and help us spreading the word of the coming up Ubuntu Developer Week.

Go UbuSpreaders, you do not have to be a developer to put the button in your website you know. Go!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

~ by huayra on 2009 August 18.

11 Responses to “Ubuntu Developer Week Website buttons @ SpreadUbuntu”

  1. Thank you very much for the post and for include the button in spreadubuntu, It was a pleasure to help the Ubuntu community,

    saludos from Nicaragua 🙂

  2. Don’t you kind of have to be in order to say that you’re going? Of course, I don’t really know what UDW is anyway.

    Also, some of those (“) marks in your snippet are funky sideways ones, and some aren’t. The snippet does not work as it is. I tried using it to make the campaign button. Compare (“) and (”) in gedit. You’re font may make them look identical on here.

    I’m glad to see a good campaign get started. I’m really curious if we will meet any of our goals. My poster one may be too ambitious. 100,000 posters is a lot, but I think that’s how many we need to really see a change. I’m no market analyst though.

    • The UDW is a test ride for the SU site, the way I see it. A fun way of contributing and getting everyone excited!

      Thanks for your ” remark. It should be fixed now (used pre to correct the issue).

      Both campaigns are great adn ambitions are good to have!

      We should try to link the posters campaign with our release parties worldwide. So we can gain synergies from The Karmic release and promote SpreadUbuntu itself under these parties by having a ready made presentation of the site and advocating/marketing work that can be shown by enthusiasts.

      🙂 R

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  4. WOW, they look great!

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  6. Great work Ruben. It is this kind of contributions that fuels our ubuntu spirit. keep up the awesome work and let’s spotlight, and thabks again for making spreaduuntu a great way to share.

    Ub abrazo

    • It really is the least I can do. Just copy paste here and there and put a post in my blog isn’t much.

      What you are adressing is an important point: We have to empower our community with the right tools. Thus the UDW is one tool, SpreadUbuntu another tool, a campaign even another one…

      It really is just about building our options to suit our resources. Scratch our own itch… and the SpreadUuntu itch has bothered me for a long time. So now that Evan and others have made it a reality, let’s use it, because that need is covered now 🙂

      But we’ll find new ones!


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