Saturday, January 05, 2008

New Header

For Christmas, my wonderful husband bought me the gift of a professionally designed blog layout. It is not a joke when I write that I have looked at over 100 new blogs in order to figure out what I liked and what I didn't like. And I still haven't decided on a design, or even on who I want to make it.

I decided to fiddle around myself and came up with what you see here. What do you think? Does it capture my blog? Is it too plain? Should I jazz it up some? I am wide open for suggestions.


  1. Thanks for the explanation regarding the Chicago paper. For a brief moment I was in the lime light. I knew about the web site page and I think you're the first to contact me through it.

    Thanks for your kind letter.

    Please stay "tooned."

  2. What a nice gift--I think it looks nice. Is there something in particular you were looking for? It's a nice basic layout but a little standard. But you really can't beat the price of a free template can you?

  3. I went and looked some more adn (I hope this isn't too sticking-my-opinion-in) but I like the clean lines of your header but I would suggest making it smaller. You don't want to crowd out the text and content for the sake of the header. It's hard for people to read that way and deters visits.

    You want as much as you can "above the fold" or above the cut off line of the screen.

  4. Scribbit,
    Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I remember from my school newspaper days the rule about being above the fold... need to apply that here. You are right.

    I tried resizing my header (just a jpg) and it got a litle weird and fuzzy. For fun I should post the list I've made so far about what I like and don't like!


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