Digital Posters For Everybody!
Small Posters, Big Blunders
So, I realized that the $10 reward tier indicates that backers will receive a digital version of the full-size poster, when I mentioned in an update that I will send out a smaller version printable on standard consumer printers. Mega-thanks to backer delirium_light, who politely pointed out this inconsistency.
I e-mailed all of the people who picked that reward tier to scope out what their expectations were, and the backers have spoken! Over half of the people I asked indicated that they were expecting a full-sized version, so I shall not disappoint. Since the project has been so successful, I'm going to take some extra time to make something for everyone.
Remember, every reward tier includes the digital version. So, here's the scoop for all of you:
What exactly is the digital version?
The digital reward version of the cheat-sheet, also referred to as the "Megabonus Digital Deluxe Happy Blue Sky Vim Time" version, will include the following:
- A high-res letter-sized (8.5" x 11") JPEG (for USers)
- A high-res A3-sized (297mm x 420mm) JPEG (for people from sane countries)
- A high-res movie poster-sized (27" x 39") JPEG
Note that I listed the numerical sizes in portrait format, but the files will be in landscape orientation.
Are the digital versions identical to the "official" printed posters?
All sizes will have a subtle watermark, or note in the corner, or some other way to distinguish "unofficial" printings from "official" ones. I'm not sure what I'll go with yet because I'm not sure what will be the most functional without taking away from the poster's readability or aesthetics. If you have ideas about what you'd like to see, let me know!
The letter and A3 sizes will have the same information arranged differently, to improve readability at smaller sizes.
The movie poster size will be identical except for the watermark/note/etc.
We have given you many, many dollars. I mean, look at all of those dollars. Will you be expressing your gratitude in other ways than cheeky Kickstarter updates?
Yes! As mentioned in a prior update, EVERYONE who has pledged $10 or more will receive a free copy of the letter-sized cheat-sheet. I want to offer some kind of discount on future cheat-sheets as well, but I have to check with Kickstarter to make sure it's kosher first. If you have other ideas, let me know!
Speaking of giving you dollars, can we buy more posters after the funding period is over?
Yes! There's nothing on the site yet, but I will continue to sell this sheet--and others--at vimcheatsheet.com. Viva cheat-sheet!
As a final note: you folks rule. Every single message I received about the poster-size mess-up was polite, articulate, and filled with goodwill (and often good ideas, too)! The backers brought far more than just cash to this project. The end product will reflect not only our collective time and money, but the fruits of everyone's excitement and creativity around this idea. Thanks again to all contributors, present and future!
Cheers and beers (or your nonalcoholic beverage of choice)
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Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
A nifty high-resolution image of the poster that you can print out for personal use. Sweet!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
A bona fide copy of the cheat-sheet printed on 100 lb. matte paper. Please keep out of reach of emacs users, who may burst into flames upon physical contact. Includes high-res image from the $10 reward.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
Two copies of the cheat-sheet, plus your name in the credits listed in the corner of the cheat-sheet. The names will be printed pretty small to keep everything else clear, but they will be there! Includes high-res image from the $10 reward.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
5 copies of the cheat-sheet (BONUS!), plus a unique feedback opportunity. I'll solicit feedback from you about each revision of the poster, and carefully consider your advice as I move forward. Maybe I'm missing something, or the design could be improved by X and Y. There are no guarantees, here: I have strong feelings about the "right way" to make this poster, so I reserve the right to implement 0% of all offered advice. However, I do guarantee that I will listen to you in earnest before deciding what to do. Includes your name in the credits from the $50 reward, and high-res image from the $10 reward.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
5 copies of the poster, including the feedback opportunity described in the $100 reward, and one additional poster on special material (canvas, wall sticker, static window cling, or 14 pt. cardstock) with a personalized thank-you message on it, custom-tweaked to reflect any of your feedback that wasn't used in the final product (within reason). Includes your name in the credits from the $50 reward, and high-res image from the $10 reward.Estimated delivery:
- (14 days)