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Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby exploder on Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:16 am

Have you ever seen Full Circle Magazine? It has articles, pictures, How To's, etc. What if LinuxMint had something along these lines? Maybe have articles about new features, development, community editions, interviews, How To's and some nice graphics. Maybe use the pdf format for distribution? There are always new and improved tools going into Mint releases, a magazine might be a good way to advertise all of the improved usability features that are incorporated into Mint.

Our community editions could be featured with highlights of the features they contain. There are a lot of good features that go un-noticed in reviews. Have articles on how to work around important issues, like the Intel issue and things like that so people are more aware that these things can be fixed. Maybe have something about what goes into the making of our releases and how they differ from the base they are built from. Maybe feature some articles on creating artwork, we have some very talented artists in the community that go above and beyond to help others.

Maybe interview some team members so the community might get to know them a little better. There are plenty of sources of interest to write about and including some screen shots would provide a nice professional look.

Our best promotion will always be the quality of what we release and the community that supports us. This is just a rough idea but with the right people it could help promote Mint in a big way.
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby slider on Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:13 am

Exploder thats the best idea Ive ever heard! Great thinking!

If you do it let some of us know if you need help....
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby johonunu on Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:44 pm

I was thinking the same the other day :D This is great idea and I would like to be involved in it somehow !
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby thx1138 on Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:52 pm

Really a good idea.... Let's do a Mint-A-Zine :mrgreen:
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby dlkreations on Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:55 pm

Just happened to see this post. I am willing to participate if this ever gets off the ground.

I use to be a high school teacher, so if any proof-reading is required for grammatical and spelling errors, I am willing to do this.

A good title would definitely be the key to this, but something that is really catchy. Linux Mint Magazine is too plain, but not counted out. Just a thought though, I think Elegance Magazine would be decent. Dunno, may be a bit corny and wouldn't give the focus of the magazine as it should.

But technically, this would be more of a Webzine vs. a magazine.
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby Carl on Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:15 pm

I think it would be cool if the title had something to do with mints or a play on the word mint
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby exploder on Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:01 pm

Anyone care to try and organise this? :mrgreen:
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby dlkreations on Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:31 pm

exploder wrote:Anyone care to try and organise this? :mrgreen:


This is your idea, you organize it :P j/k

I think this would be an excellent idea and if it can be pulled off, it'll place us a lot higher in the Linux "food chain" so to speak.
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby dakinsster on Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:53 pm

hey guys i have made a front page for the magazine and want your Jugement....

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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby exploder on Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:25 pm

Maybe just one logo but I think you are on to something! Maybe the logo and text with something like, " The magazine by the LinuxMint community for the LinuxMint community" or something to that effect.
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby dakinsster on Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:00 pm

maybe this one is better....

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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby johonunu on Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:34 pm

Here is my try on frontpage for Linux Mint magazine :

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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby exploder on Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:27 pm

johonunu, now that is eye catching! I love the way you have graphics for the stories on the cover! That looks like an online magazine I would want to read!
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby dlkreations on Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:19 pm

I totally agree... very nice job!
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby thx1138 on Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:27 pm

Great artwork :D
This looks like a magazine i would like tu buy :wink:
Btw.: What do you think about a subforum to organize and discuss all magazine related topics?
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby dakinsster on Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:38 am

wow now that is really awsome johonunu.....
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby johonunu on Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:49 am

Thank you all ;)
I have made some corrections on front page of the magazine, added web 2.0 kinda badge to fill some space on the top and moved date and number of the magazine to the center (I am not sure about this). Please comment this if you want that I improve it ! Here is updated version :

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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby miket on Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:43 am

Awesome frontpage, I'd pay for something that looks that good !
I'd also like to see a commercial side to the magazine, interviewing some of the companies that are using/supporting Mint
and get their take on things and how they'd like to see Mint progress in the future.

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johonunu wrote:Here is my try on frontpage for Linux Mint magazine :

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Hope yo like it ;)
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby exploder on Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:28 am

I think this looks like the front page of a professional publication!
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Re: Create an illistrated web magazine

Postby miket on Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:53 am

Hi !

I prefer the date as it was on the 1st version, to the right of the page, but it's a minor issue on an overall excellent design !

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johonunu wrote:Thank you all ;)
I have made some corrections on front page of the magazine, added web 2.0 kinda badge to fill some space on the top and moved date and number of the magazine to the center (I am not sure about this). Please comment this if you want that I improve it ! Here is updated version :

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