[Design-team] Latest design team bounty is up!

Jef van Schendel jefvanschendel at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 20:18:44 UTC 2010

2010/7/15 Máirín Duffy <duffy at fedoraproject.org>:
> Hi folks :)
> On Fri, 2010-07-09 at 16:30 -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
>> http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/fedora-design-bounty-fedora-slide-deck-template/
>> This one is for the slide deck template. Please feel free to re-dent,
>> tweet, or do whatever you do to spread the word :)
> It looks like we have our second design bounty ninja. :)
> Here's Emily's work:
> "I’m done! \o/
> "I uploaded the template to the wiki. If anyone wants to take a look at
> the template file and the svg mockup file I used for all the extra
> graphics, you can get them here:
> http://www.fightingcrane.com/emily/fedora/
> "If anyone has any comments or critiques (be gentle! ;) ) just let me
> know. Thanks!"
> Can you folks look over the otp file Emily has provided us and provide
> some critique? I really like the pattern she came up with as well as the
> slide gradient. It gives the slides a nice depth and it makes the text
> easier to read I think.
> ~m
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Hi Emily!

Welcome, fellow Bounty Ninja! :D

Great work on the slides... I love the background pattern. Fun and
Fedora-like, better looking than a plain background yet not
distracting. Excellent. Also love the cute little Fedora-features
bullet points. :)

As for critique... Overall I like it but there's a few small things I
think need a little adjustment. Just ideas, see what you do with 'em!

~ I thought the black from the background gradient was a little too
dark, so I made it dark grey instead. I put a new version in the
edited .odp, but there's an even newer one in the .svg and .png (made
the pattern a little less obvious).
~ If you expand the left border of the "Presentation Title" text to
the left border of the slide, it won't change position anymore when
you change the text (which it did in my OpenOffice). Seems like a
weird bug/setting in OOo...
~ I made the text from the "Questions" slide the same as the
"Topic..." slides, I personally think it looks a little better if
they're similar.

And even smaller nitpicks:

~ The license text in the bottom right corner isn't equally space from
the right border and the bottom. Moved it down a bit to correct this.
~ I changed "Presented By:" to "Presented by" because I think it looks
a little cleaner. Opinions may vary on this though. Darn, I just
noticed it isn't aligned with the text below it now... Needs an edit.
~ Made some other small edits to the layout of the "Questions" slide:
moved the license down a bit, removed the : from "Contact:", made the
Fedora logo the same size as the text next to it and placed it all in
the bottom right corner. Again, just my opinion.

Gosh I sound mean here... I'm no expert so take all this with a grain
of salt. Hope some of it is useful! :)

Looking forward to having you on the team,


Edited slide: http://schendje.fedorapeople.org/temp/Slide%20Deck%20Template%20Jef.odp
Edited background: http://schendje.fedorapeople.org/temp/slide-mockup-1.png
Edited background source:

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