[Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

Tobias church.of.emacs.ml at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 14 21:01:27 UTC 2013

First of all, I'm glad there's a Wikimedia Shop. I don't think it'll 
make big money, but even if it's only self-sustaining it's totally worth it.

I also think that generally we should be happy to try stuff out and use 
banners to advertise new services.

However, I share with Mono the worry that large, colorful and 
distracting banners are becoming the standard, rather than the 
exception. I think part of the reason why "big" banners are used is 
because they are easier to create: most banners are created by copying 
existing banners and most existing banners are those huge fundraising 

We should remember that we have banners in all flavours:
* very low key --- 
* short & small --- 
* a bit larger --- 
* do not use! --- 

James, was the banner type/size a conscious decision you made? Or did 
you just choose to go with a standard ("big") banner?


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