Bug #1551

Create Front-Page SOPA Protest page

Added by Matt Gold over 10 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

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Based on the mock-up Chris has posted in the CAC Subcommittee, can you put together a protest page that should go live tomorrow?

When you have a chance, please let me know whether you anticipate being able to have this up by tomorrow. Many thanks.

commons-sopa.png (120 KB) commons-sopa.png Matt Gold, 2012-01-17 05:43 PM
sopa.html (4.8 KB) sopa.html Chris Stein, 2012-01-17 09:17 PM
bg-header.gif (6.3 KB) bg-header.gif Chris Stein, 2012-01-17 09:17 PM


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges over 10 years ago

  • Target version changed from Not tracked to 1.3.5

Chris, can you please provide the materials you created? (HTML or whatever it was). That way I won't have to start from scratch.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold over 10 years ago

Here's the image Chris uploaded to the group

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges over 10 years ago

Chris's original forum post said that he had the HTML to share. That's what I want, if it's available. It will take me forever to make something from scratch based on this picture.

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges over 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Reporter Feedback

Time was ticking so I went ahead and did something myself. Check out the draft at (you must be logged out of WP to see it).

Keep in mind that there is not time for massive changes, either to text or design. I want to get this up before I go to bed tonight. Thanks for your quick response.

#5 Updated by Matt Gold over 10 years ago

Looks awesome Boone -- thanks so much!

One minor request:

Under Learn More, please edit the text to the following:
You're seeing this message as part of a protest against two bills currently before Congress: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate. These bills, intended to curb online piracy but excessively overbroad, threaten the existence of sites like the CUNY Academic Commons that allow people to share information on the internet.

Otherwise, I think it looks fantastic. Thank you, Boone.

#6 Updated by Sarah Morgano over 10 years ago

Looks great, thanks Boone!

#7 Updated by Chris Stein over 10 years ago

Sorry boone, was doing dinner and getting the kids to bed. In case you want it for whatever here is an HTML file with the CSS in the head. The CSS in there will give you the speech bubble things.

#8 Updated by Boone Gorges over 10 years ago

Thanks, Chris. It's a bit late for me to rework the markup to incorporate your speech bubbles - but I'm going to steal that CSS to use at a later date ;)

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