Clem, the man behind Linux Mint is looking to do a little promotion for what I think is a pretty damn good distribution of Linux. With the recent release of Linux Mint 7 â€œGloriaâ€ the OS is really moving forward with some great intuitive additions to the Linux Mint installer as well as their synaptic equivalent.
But Iâ€™m not here to start reviewing Mintâ€¦ yet.
I had a little idea to further the promotion and I think I may spend some of this weekend coding some examples of it to try out on this site and in forum signatures. I think promotion nowadays needs relevance and needs to do and say more than a standard banner image ever could. Itâ€™s voice could probably do with being bilingual as well.
Thatâ€™s why I think json requests/php generated images could be the way forward, or at least the first few steps. Combined with a strong theme and clever use of valid html (biggest pet peeve in the world is the number of â€œwidgetsâ€ available for various platforms which are not coded correctly â€“ flickr case in point) anyone could make use of this and promote the OS they love.
More thoughts to come.