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klhrevolutionist


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Nov 2005, 03:17    Post subject:  Puppy Linux Weekly (Is puppy ready?)  

I have proposed that puppy have it's own weekly or bi-weekly news published in the universal pdf format. This would allow microsoft users who come across puppy to read up on it, as well as inform foundation member's of upcoming event's and to possibly draw funds from such a project and many other possibilities. I personally, would like to be informative about the topics that should or might draw attention. The idea of people such as rarsa, and people like him contributing some tech news would fill a page. A page containing new dotpups, with information regarding what they are used for. A page for the foundation to be able to collectivley be literally on the same page. These are all feasible options. Because we have so much information, this might be a good idea, on the other hand a bi-weekly pdf might be just as affective.
But I think rounding up what puppy brings us every week or bi-weekly
we can help the noobie or the regular because this publication will try and contain as much information and what has been going on.
Like I mentioned I don't want to drown you in my thoughts. But how many distro's actually do this ? Not many. And this would give puppy an edge as well as a re-kindle a standard that reads "Linux is informative". Especially puppy.
With people contributing what they feel would be helpful to puppy's
I will take the responsibilty of putting it all together, unless there are other's willing to help out or take the lead. Which would be really nice.
But for those interested and got ideas let me know.


And who knows maybe puppy is not ready for this yet ?

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raffy

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PostPosted: Sun 13 Nov 2005, 06:31    Post subject: Ready  

It's ready as long as there is someone who would, as you said,
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take the responsibilty of putting it all together

And cheers to you for that!
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klhrevolutionist


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Nov 2005, 06:45    Post subject: roughdraft idea  

I have proposed that puppy have it's own weekly or bi-weekly news published in the universal pdf format. This would allow microsoft users who come across puppy to read up on it, as well as inform foundation member's of upcoming event's and to possibly draw funds from such a project and many other possibilities. I personally, would like to be informative about the topics that should or might draw attention. The idea of people such as rarsa, and people like him contributing some tech news would fill a page. A page containing new dotpups, with information regarding what they are used for. A page for the foundation to be able to collectivley be literally on the same page. These are all feasible options. Because we have so much information, this might be a good idea, on the other hand a bi-weekly pdf might be just as affective.
But I think rounding up what puppy brings us every week or bi-weekly
we can help the noobie or the regular because this publication will try and contain as much information and what has been going on.
Like I mentioned I don't want to drown you in my thoughts. But how many distro's actually do this ? Not many. And this would give puppy an edge as well as a re-kindle a standard that reads "Linux is informative". Especially puppy.
With people contributing what they feel would be helpful to puppy's
I will take the responsibilty of putting it all together, unless there are other's willing to help out or take the lead. Which would be really nice.
But for those interested and got ideas let me know.

Well This is a preview of what I have put together, for collaboration efforts your input is wanted/needed. The one thing I want to remind anybody interested. Is that I am going to hopefully get somebody to create a wikka page devoted entirely to donations and purchasing, I might have to wait on Ian
not sure ? But why I want this, is because I will insert puppy promotion pics,
advertisements to put it simple. And if you all think it is neccesary we can license it.

So download the file and rename it to roughdraft.pdf

Tell me what you think as well as suggestions, and what not.

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jcoder24


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Nov 2005, 10:53    Post subject:  

I like what I'm seeing so far.

Good work!
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aahhaaa


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Nov 2005, 12:06    Post subject:  

KLH- I get a corrupted or invalid notice when trying to open it Confused
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PostPosted: Sun 13 Nov 2005, 20:08    Post subject:  

That's because it isn't a zip. You have to rename it to .pdf (the forum probably doesn't accept .pdf as an attachment)


Looks nice. I'm no fan of pdfs though. Microsoft folks can see html just as well as the rest of us (at least if they use a decent browser Rolling Eyes ). I find webpages easier to navigate too.
But that's just me. I can kind of see where a pdf would be nice.

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PostPosted: Sun 13 Nov 2005, 21:00    Post subject:  

OK- thanks guys, brain set on stun. I thought the .pdf was inside the .zip; of course I could have read KLH's post more carefully... Rolling Eyes
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raffy

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 06:35    Post subject: Banner  

My only suggestion is, if users are expected to print it, that a banner be used instead of a full-page logo.

Also, would the Wiki News banner be useful for this?

Thanks!
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klhrevolutionist


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 07:09    Post subject: given  

Given the tools and the experience that I have. I can only say that with experience comes results. I threw this out here after contacting many foundation members, and having mixed results. But the people that know me here know I will push something if I think it is a good idea, but I know that with your responses & input. I can make a good decision.
This is just a little something I threw together. I have another, but it uses the same logo for the front page and the color scheme is about the same. I am just trying to get input and participation at this point. One person so far said I don't have time, but every now and again I can throw something your way to put in there. If only everyone could write what PizzasGood wrote, then I would start right off. Concerning printing raffy, like I said my experience with office software is zero. I grew up doing carpentry did'nt have time for toy's.
But if there are people willing to pitch in and make sure I am doing everything correctly well we would have an easier time at promoting this ole' dog. So again if there are people willing to contribute please say so, or even throw me a story, article etc. every once in a while say so.
We can get all the technical stuff sorted out after I find out if this is happening.

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 13:47    Post subject:  

I'm a fan of the whole idea, and encourage you to do it in pdf format. The pdf format is more likely to remain unchanged and readable then html, which is in a constant state of change. The other plus is that a pdf will display a lot closer to your original intention than html ever will. I personally hate the process of having to tweak every page to get it to display properly in ten or so different browsers, it's enough to drive someone mad. This is why we have pdf in the first place.

I'll contribute when I can and offer advice where possible. I do think Raffy has a point on the banner, so that's my first bit of advice. I'd say that unless you want to reuse the Newshound logo you probably need a new banner. The color scheme is pleasant for the most part and I see no reason to switch. I'll see what can be done with it if you want me to give it a stab.

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jcagle

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 13:59    Post subject:  

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Looks nice. I'm no fan of pdfs though. Microsoft folks can see html just as well as the rest of us (at least if they use a decent browser ). I find webpages easier to navigate too.
But that's just me. I can kind of see where a pdf would be nice.


I like PDFs. The files can be moved from computer to computer without worrying about what fonts are on there. They are great for sending to Kinkos for printing. And you can view files written in other programs that have been exported to PDF.

PDFs are definitely a graphic designer's friend too, I think.

But maybe it's not necessary to make a Puppy Linux weekly newsletter a PDF. Are we really going to be concerned about the portability of fonts and graphics with this? HTML may be good for the newsletter in this case.
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MU


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 14:16    Post subject:  

I personally prefer HTML (simple one, not Microsoft Excel-export).

The user can choose his own font, it is fast, it can be parsed to be converted in any format.

Don't know how flexible the PDF-converters are already concerning this.

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Auda

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 15:03    Post subject:  

Basic Html would be my pick quite apart from anything else its an open format Yes it can be changed but is that realy important ? The ablitity to cut and paste bits of the weekly to my own private list of usefull tips on puppy linux would be nice
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 16:54    Post subject:  

MU wrote:
... converted in any format.
Mark

http://www.tumorzentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php
Click the little pdf icon on the bottom left.

And that's done using THIS.

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klhrevolutionist


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 21:07    Post subject: understand  

Well, I am not trying to make a newsletter, but an online puppy magazine.
Created by pups for pups. I know nothinbg of html so that is out of the question and also because of webspace. Although I would be willing to host
the html side of the project but I can't even figure out how to upload any pages or files ? So because of my lack of knowledge about html, I will continue of course with Barry's permission.
So if someone wants to mimic some html pages first where is this webspace coming from ? I will continue with pdf format.
I will however be needing someone to take over the LatestNews wikki page.
I'll help out. But I want to focus and get some good templates. So contributers needed. And about the LatestNews wikki page you will have to get approval from Lobster. Over & Out.

Long Live Puppy!!!

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