Look up ^^^ there – new blog banners!

by DaniGirl on February 6, 2013 · 6 comments

in Editorial asides

I‘ve been hankering for a bit of a bloggy makeover. I’d started playing with new banners three or four times in the last year or so but never managed to put together anything I like. When I started using the new watermark, I thought I’d pull that font into a new header, and eventually I’ll pull the same style into a new header for my photo site as well. (If you’re reading through a feed reader or on the mobile theme, please click through and take a peek! You might also have to clear your cache – my computer keeps calling up some of the old headers even though they’ve been deleted from the server.)

So – what do you think?

There are eight versions right now, and it should randomly rotate through them as you refresh or click on individual blog posts. I pulled together the typewriter and the camera on the left as a bit of a play on the idea of telling stories in words and pictures, and because a blog banner with my Nikon and MacBook didn’t seem quite so visually appealing. And the photograph at the right is just because I like the idea of a bit of variety in the headers, and I think these pictures offer a bit of a riff on my common bloggy themes of family and play and life in Ottawa.

Here are all of the current headers:

Blog banners

Already forgot what the banners used to look like? Here’s the ones I made up back in 2010:

New blog banners

Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear your comments!

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1 Sarah McCormack February 6, 2013 at 9:11 am


2 Sasha February 6, 2013 at 9:21 am

Love them! I sat there refreshing the page to see them all :). Why not put Apple & Nikon logos somewhere on the typewriter & camera??? (PS If you do, I’m officially allowed to steal back that idea when I finally get around to my own makeover :)

3 DaniGirl February 6, 2013 at 9:24 am

Ha! Sasha, that’s a very clever photo shoot idea – I will steal it and you can steal it back anytime. Fun!!

Thanks Sarah!

4 Chantal February 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I love them! Good job!

5 Riza Javellana February 6, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I love the fresh “old” look, Dani. Your blog feels so…. you! Great job!

6 DaniGirl February 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Thanks Chantal! Riza, that’s a lovely compliment. Fresh and old is pretty much exactly what I was going for! :)

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