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Old 05-08-2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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Making a Linux-related website. Need some hints.


Hi!
I'm curently developing a Linux-themed webcomic and a website (I'm hoping it'll hit the web in a week or two). I want to put some buttons on the main page (like GetFirefox! etc.), which would link to some Linux-oriented, newbie-firendly site. I'd prefer they had their own button made (like Mozilla has). The thing is I need some hints on which sites to link to. Any ideas?

Thanks

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Old 05-08-2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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One of my most-used resources...

Tips for Linux Explorers by Bruno of Amsterdam.
 
Old 05-09-2007, 03:53 AM   #3
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Why not link to sites of projects *you* like. If I see a "VIM" button on a website, I usually think "hey, the author probably likes this editor" and not that "hm .. someone must have suggested he had a VIM button on his page".
 
Old 05-09-2007, 07:00 AM   #4
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If I wanted to link to the pages I like, or just find useful, I would have to make a whole page full of buttons, banners and links. :P And the point was to put one, max two buttons, on the main page.

Apart from that, the webcomic is addressed to a general public and the idea is, that if someone likes my work, he might want to check out, what's the deal with Linux, OSI/FSF and the Penguin( Tux ). I wanted the button on the page to link to a site that could easily accommodate such needs, and help such a person to learn more. Although I have very little knowledge of such pages, since my very first experiences with Linux come from my university, I realize such sites should be promoted. If I had a button leading to SuSE Forums, or LinuxQuestions (pages that I use and like the most), that would not exactly accomplish my goal. That's why I asked for some suggestions

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Old 05-09-2007, 07:58 AM   #5
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Too bad www.linux.org is not very "user friendly", amirite, lol! or you could've linked to that.

I still don't think I get it though. So your website is about Linux, Tux, etc. So someone who likes your work, might want to check out with these things. I think it's a bit of a chicken egg problem. How are people supposed to enjoy your work if they have no idea what Linux & Tux are? Better said: how can they fully appreciate your work? MHO is that they can't. Now, if your visitors *do* have some knowledge about LinuxTuxy before they visit your site.. then your "linking" problems are more or less over, wouldn't you say?

IIWY I'd link to openSUSE, I love the logo.
 
  


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