I'm picturing a 'Pavilion' of sorts.
A website, easy on the eyes, graphic and educational with interactive paths.
It could be as basic or as complex as resources and creativity allow.
Imagine anything from "LibreOffice Impress type presentation pages" to "game-like (I'm imagining Mist-like) scenes".
No banners, no ads, not your average webpage appearance ... something unique and different requiring involvement and/ or interaction.
Picture the Home page
Simple but effective: Perhaps a close-up, perspective view of a large, nicely bound book with title "SolydXK". (As if sitting on Library table waiting to be read). (Or other, something that "kindles the imagination", makes one wonder what's inside).
Could be a nice desktop computer that you turn on, something indicating getting started, something new and peaking curiousity ...
: (Or second scene)
An overall view, perhaps a panorama centering on the "SolydXK Linux" 'pavilion'. (A pavilion, to me, represents something big, something interesting and fun, something that is community yet worldwide - Business and Leisure).
The setting, a modern, clean, generic, international landscape. (Again as simple or complex as desired).
Faint, distant mountains or hills in background, blue sky, forest or woods on the periphery, fields then park-like then some structures then city as moving toward the pavilion in the center. (Symbolic, stylistic, realistic, game-like or cartoon, whatever but artistic and/ or graphic in nature).
Selecting the center (pavilion) takes you to a new page
, large, open, well lit, glass enclosed lobby with three interesting kiosks.
Like an entry to stadium or worlds fair perhaps ...
One kiosk is marked with large K at top, perhaps with SolydK logo and monitor front and KDE logo on side(s),
one is marked with large X at top, perhaps with SolydX logo and monitor front and Xfce logo on side(s),
third is marked with MS at top, perhaps with Win8, monitor on front and symbol indicating windows on side. (Nothing infringing or negative)
From here, the possibilities are endless but selecting one of the kiosks would take you to an entrance, a basic introducton to each.
Going to the MS kiosk would take you to (another page
) the MS entrance and could, in some way, indicate business and games (rides), ubiquitous in nature in the background but with ...
A pay station (toll booth or checkin counter with cash register and many prices listed).
After paying (selecting cash register or wallet) you are taken to ...
roped off waiting lines (like airport security), business and games in background but restrictions etc. in foreground such as ...
Having to address and wade through Bloatware, Promotions, Ads, Sign-ups, Purchases and signing for long Authentication keys (with possible errors and/ or rejections after purchase) ... click each, fill in codes then on to ...
Next waiting line to configure Firewall then go through screening, fenced with metal detector perhaps ...
After that a line to purchase Virus Protection (with RED warning signs), download, register, wade through more promotions, ads, configurations etc ...
Move to next line to "purchase" Office software, PhotoShop, download, register, wade through more promotions ...
Once you finally get in it's a bit slow (crouded) progress, ... more lines/ waiting, perhaps even complex "help" mazes that lead nowhere ... more purchases, ads, malware etc ...
(Point is not to slam MS, it has it's place but it does have cost, restrictions, vulnerabilities and advertising/ bloatware and useless help that rarely has a viable solution, Linux on the other hand does not have all this. Perhaps a tamed down scenerio indicating these major differences is appropriate).
Going to the X kiosk (it's own page
) takes you to wide open entrance, Free to all, which could indicate open, clean, stable, fast, gnome freshness and artistic gnome features, generous supply of things to do and easy access to more well thoughout, "Free Software". All of which are tailored for Business and Home, Photo, Art, Web, Games (PlayOnLinux, Steam), ability to bring new life to older, slower hardware ... etc.
Going to the K kiosk (it's own page
) takes you to wide open entrance, Free to all, which could indicate open, clean, stable, fast, kde freshness and sparkle, beautiful themes, generous supply and access to well thoughout, Free Software for Business and Home, (etc as above), ease of transition from Windows OS ... etc.
Once instide X or K part of the pavilion there could be other kiosks (e.g. an Information kiosk) with links to tutorials, downloads, introductions, reviews etc. ... and, as all good websites, a means to navigate back to lobby, to X pavilion, K pavilion or other (perhaps a Navigaion kiosk if that's the theme).
Just some thoughts of possibilities to peak interest (curiousity), promote getting involved (interactive) and display the wonderful characteristics of Linux in general (Open, Free, Secure (Business, Servers, Home), Community, Growing ...) but specifically SolydX & SolydK (Secure, Stable, Rolling, Regular UP, Nice selection of Software, easily Customized etc).
It's a graphic way to introduce the world to SolydXK and demonstrate how nice it is ...
... all while being Free, Easy to use, Secure, Without Restriction and Compatible with Windows if that's what you want (that's the Linux way). I think something like this cold make SolydXK stand out in a positive way.
The web, of course, is how we communicate concepts and ideas in this day and age.
A website set up to be interactive, somewhat like an RPG or as a Business Presentation (which, could even be an option and use many of the same pages) may seem daunting at first but, as you know, a website is basicly just a set of interlinked pages.
It could be a community project where concepts, ideas, artwork and promotion come together, over time, to let the world know that we are the wonderful world of SolydXK. Done right, it could benefit SolydXK and educate the masses and differentiate SolydXK from the rest of the crowd.
Just a thought ...