With Photon we are introducing the Tip of the Day framework . You can see the framework in action by downloading the RC1 java package  or by tubing here .
Features of the framework:
* Animated gifs
* Tip actions
* HTML and/or native SWT content
* RCP ready
* Supports tips from a json file
* Offline or Online tips
* Read/Unread state
If you want to include tips for your project to show off your latest and greatest
, please file a bug for your project and add wim.jongman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
in cc. I will help you get started quickly.