I’m glad to hear all the comments to reach out for more users is a key goal as was mentioned several times. As active members of FFH there is a lot you can do to get the word out on social networks, emails to groups and individuals, comments on forums and sites, and your own company web pages. AND I want to point to FreeFreehand tools you can use...
Look at this page of publicity materials? http://www.freefreehand.org/spread.html
There are multiple sizes of the FFH logo/badges that you can attach to your website, online comments and on emails to potential members, just as I have as my signature below. This adds a sense of legitimacy to your comments and queries. Also see the added artwork created by Thü to enhance your own website section on Free FreeHand or whatever else. Please use the info in our Mission Statement, which was sent to each Adobe executive, as it contains the nuts and bolts of our timeline and suggestions to Adobe. http://freefreehand.wordpress.com/2010/ ... statement/
Outside of our website, look at the wealth of FreeHand logos available here to enhance your projects:http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en ... =&gs_rfai=
(just be sure the one you like is free for online use.)
There are media stories that can be cited about FreeHand: http://www.macworld.co.uk/procreative/n ... llchandate
and http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/blogs/index. ... 8&blogid=4
and http://news.techworld.com/applications/ ... -by-apple/
And what about this? http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/0 ... tnerships/
Finally, we would LOVE to see independent FreeHand web sites that can be affiliates to what our aim is here. Cross linking with each other will increase saturation and search results. I can envision 3 categories members could create but there are probably more:
- FreeHand In The News. A complete collection of online articles, blogs, and tutorials that is a library of all online FreeHand material. I have a ton of sites collected that I can contribute.
- FreeHand Tips & Tricks. Gathering of members ideas on how to create and work with FH. Somewhat like the old FreeHandSource.com but better and more community based.
- FreeHand Español. Our membership is big with users in Spain, Mexico, South America and with U.S. Latino, so a community site in spanish would be great. Look at how many spanish FH videos are on YouTube!
FFH Staff can only do so much and right now that time is devoted to Adobe efforts, so anyone who wants to step out independently GO FOR IT!
We will support you all we can.