Banner and design series

Sylvia Sánchez lailahfsf at
Thu Jan 21 18:12:48 UTC 2016

OK, that banner looks incredibly boring to me  but I'll see what I can do.
Meanwhile, I'll finish the introduction article and leave it to others for


On Thursday, 21 January 2016, Paul W. Frields <stickster at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 11:06:13AM -0200, Sylvia Sánchez wrote:
> > Ah, okay. I'll make a bigger picture, no problem.
> > But the image itself is alright or should I paint or shoot something
> else?
> This image seems very bright and saturated to me.  But that may not be
> a bad thing if you are trying to highlight the crazy things you can do
> with a tool.
> For a series, though, it would be helpful if the banner is more
> standardized.  That way it's easy for other people to help create them
> for future articles.  Notice how the banners for the systemd series
> has a theme.  Check out the right side of this article and see the
> banners for all the entries in the series:
> Notice also that each banner has wording that tells the viewer what to
> expect in the article.  That's helpful for a series as well.  Each
> featured image banner is used not just on the Magazine site, but also
> in social media to attract readers.  People often look at the image
> before they read any text, and this can draw them to read the article.
> I would recommend having a more "standardized" banner for the featured
> image that sits above the article and in social media.
> But then you could use this type of "artistic" image in the body of
> the article.  That could immediately follow the introductory paragraph
> to show off some output from the design tool.  (That would be
> different from images of the tool itself, which could be in
> screenshots later in the article.)  I think that might be a very
> interesting way to entice people to keep reading.
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