Kerm, nooooooo! A typo in the grey! "...learn to code and to think like a programming with..." Make it "...learn to code and think like a programmer with..."! The two "to"s are a bit redundant, you only need one (parallelism!). Other than that, I'd suggest a tad bit of humor to attract more people, but it looks great!
Trying to bring this back to life for hopefully getting this into a finalized form.

The grey box at the bottom is too dark compared to the rest of the page. And Cemetech itself doesn't offer the books, since we don't sell them. And sadly, our links to those pages that do (from the Tools page) appears to still be broken. Otherwise, I'm liking what's there Smile
So I think I still need to cut down some of those extremely verbose bullet points. I think it's okay if we leave the books on (of course I'm biased!), since I consider them a Cemetech resource in some form. I'll fix the Tools page; thanks for finding out that it was broken!
I completely missed this - would you guys have any issues if I were to print one out and post it at the library I work at? We've got a board anyone can post on here, provided its sensible, and since we have a great many math tutors and college students here, I feel it would be fairly helpful.
No, that's the idea! We just need to make sure we perfect it to get our message across clearly and succinctly before we impose upon people to post it, I think. Smile
I'm pretty good at summarizing if you want any help with that Kerm
Chauronslilsis wrote:
I'm pretty good at summarizing if you want any help with that Kerm
Feel free to take a shot at making those bullet points more concise and post what you come up with in this topic, and that might help to inspire me in the direction we're trying to go with this. No guarantees that I'll use your words verbatim, of course. Smile
KermMartian wrote:
No guarantees that I'll use your words verbatim, of course. Smile
Not my point for doing this Sir. It's your project!
Anyway, I was working on this for like 2 hours or something and I decided to tackle it at a different angle. What I mean by that is, instead of going at it with the perspective "what do we want to put on this for people to see?" I went with the perspective of "what do people want to see?" Of course, "people" refers to mainly math/programming/electronics people and those who want to start learning.
I tried to look at what was posted before as if I was like I was when I first came here, basically an outsider. I did feel like what you were pushing in the previous posts was all about students and teachers. What if someone was neither? Having "for students" and "for teachers" as headings, at least in my opinion, makes it seem like that's where we are geared towards. Now I'm sure that's definitely not the case since I wasn't a programming student (I wasn't taking my college math class yet) and yet I'm here (whether you regret that or not is up to you).
So I decided to omit those headings, and when going over the points for said headings, they seemed really redundant when I got down to brass tax. What I have now (listed below) is just a description paragraph, a list of a few features here, and a plug to the website. Using the exact text I wrote in size 14 font, there's enough room on the page to put the big logo at the top and to plug the kermbooks at the bottom. So, yeah, that's all my ideas.

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Very persuasive Chauronslilsis.
I would hang the poster in my room! (my school doesn't have a public billboard, though maybe my math teacher would take a look see.)
Unicorn wrote:
Very pervasive Chauronslilsis.
I would hang the post in my room! (my school doesn't have a public billboard, though maybe my math teacher would take a look see.)

Heheh, I don't think my school has a public billboard but I think you can get permission to hang stuff, which is why I really want to help get this done because I know this place could help a lot of people. But yeah definitely at least show it to some people (if it's done in time I'm going to show my math teacher)
I also find it very sad I had to google "pervasive" Not that you should stop using that and other big words I just need to vocabulary more heheh
Not to get off topic, but I think he actually meant "persuasive". Wink
Sorry, a misspelling.
elfprince13 wrote:
Not to get off topic, but I think he actually meant "persuasive". Wink

That was my thought heheh
Thanks to Chauronlilsis's suggestions, I made some simplifications and modifications to the flier. I also noticed I didn't fix "programming" to "programmer" in the box at the bottom yet; whoops. Other than that, comments?

That looks pretty solid! Very Happy Nice work Chauronslilsis! One thing that might sound a little better is to combine the first point into one sentence with an "on the", or make the second fragment a sentence. Razz Other than that, I like it! Smile
First sentence has too many ands in it, I think. I agree with Mateo on the first bullet point.. Otherwise, I think it looks good. Smile
Thank you for the feedback guys. I've done even more work simplifying this; what do you think?

Very nice sir Very Happy I like the addition of the little calcs under the beginning paragraph. Makes it more eye-catching.
Third bullet point seems wrong somehow, like the 'We love teaching' is too short or something? Otherwise, we are super close to a keeper Very Happy
Thanks guys. I changed that bullet point to the following; I think it makes more sense. I guess I cut too many words out of that sentence:
- Ask us questions! We can answer your questions about computers, calculators, electronics, math, science, and more.

Edit: With this change, I've handed the flier back over to tifreak, so his time and busy life permitting, we'll hopefully see a news article about it eventually, and I hope everyone will join us in posting a few copies on school and library bulletin boards. Smile
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