grimmwire (grimmwire) wrote in suggestions,

ID badge generator

ID badge generator

Short, concise description of the idea
A personalized LJ-name ID badge generator!

Full description of the idea
I go to a lot of science fiction conventions, and have seen many attendees wearing their LJ names -- scrawled on name badges, or on stickers or ribbons, or even printed out and stuck into clear plastic badge holders. A nicely designed, inkjet-printed and laminated example worn by ckd inspired me to design my own (in Photoshop), which I now wear at conventions.

LJ should implement a form that creates a printable graphic, say 3.5" x 2.25" (size should be user-defined). The graphic would include the user's LJ name, one (or more) of their user icons, and the LJ logo. Perhaps text and background colors might be customizable, to match the user's journal theme. The resulting graphic could be printed out by the user, and stuck into a badge holder, laminated, or made into a sticker or fridge magnet.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Helps LJ users promote their journals in Real World settings.
  • Helps LJ users connect with other LJ users, expand their friends lists, and discover like-minded LJ users at events such as conventions, conferences, Pirate Rampages, etc.
  • Cheap viral advertizing for LiveJournal, can't be bad.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • None I can think of.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • The form should probably be linked off the My LJ page.
  • Size of graphic should be variable, because name badge holders come in a lot of different sizes, as do printable labels.
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