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I was reading Robert's blog regarding some essential topics that should be discussed on meta during a site's private beta (and beyond). I think we're doing a pretty good job of raising issues that need to be discussed such as tagging, the final domain name, etc.

One thing that I have not seen come up is how we intend to promote the site once its out of private beta. I think we have a really unique opportunity to shine in that regard, since most of us own and operate at least one web site that receives a substantial amount of traffic.

I think its also safe to assume that most of us operate at least one web site that serves advertisements of some kind. That may not be entirely true, but I think the assumption describes the majority.

What we need are banners, standard size that we can use to promote the site. I am graphically challenged, so I'm probably going to end up paying one of my designers to come up with something. The Photoshop / Inkscape talented, however might be interested in posting some concepts here :)

We don't need the final logo or domain to get started on these, so I propose working on them now.

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I know the fine folks at Stack Exchange have talented and competent designers on staff, but they may or may not understand the quirks of my users. Hence, a gallery of many concepts would be quite useful :)

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Definitely in the pipeline!

You can see the very basic one we have on webapps right now:

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/wp-content/uploads/help-us-grow-this-site1.png

But we need a lot more options, and some with Area 51 stats for the site as well. This is something I'll be working with Jin on over the next few days..

  • With the Area 51 stats, you mean something similar to the existing 'user flair' cards but for the sites? That would be rather cool. – Tim Post Jul 13 '10 at 9:01
  • @tim yes exactly! – Jeff Atwood Jul 14 '10 at 7:32

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