[okfn-discuss] Open knowledge web buttons
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Jan 18 10:03:11 UTC 2007
I've been thinking for a while that it would be nice to make some web
buttons for open data/knowledge which people could stick on their
website (by web buttons I mean those nice little 80x15 pixel rectangle
that you see reading Any Browser, or RSS or XHTML. To get an idea of
what I mean see the very bottom of http://plone.org/). This would be a
nice way to promote awareness of the issues in general and the open
knowledge/data definition (http://okd.okfn.org/).
As I'm no expert in graphic design I chatted with a friend who told me:
> Two very good, free pixel fonts are Silkscreen and Unibody:
> Silkscreen: http://www.kottke.org/plus/type/silkscreen/
> The latter is probably more suitable for those 80x15 buttons. The
> standard thing with which to do them is 6px Silkscreen, as it happens.
He also pointed me at:
So i wanted to ask:
a) what kind of text should we have, "OPEN DATA", "OPEN KNOWLEDGE",
"OPEN CONTENT" all seem reasonable.
b) should we put a logo of some kind in there? I was thinking that using
something similar to the existing OKF logo but with OKD or ODD (open
knowledge definition or open data definition) might make sense.
c) anyone a dab hand with inkscape/gimp (or photoshop for that matter)
who'd want to take a stab at cooking these up.
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