January 02, 2003

Thou Shalt Not Covet...

...thy neighbors blog header. But I do, I DO! I'm tired of the tired old blue banner. I want color, I want images... like this mini-collage that the nice folks at Mandarin Design show me how to do.

And now, I need some ideas about layout. If you know, off the top of your head, or heck, from any part of your head, about a weblog that has a nice "banner" presentation (preferably using an image), give me a holler, up here in the holler. Then, if Fragments goes all to heck, you know I am walking where angels fear to tread, tweaking my templates.

UPDATE: Ooh, this is getting close at DollarShort.org. Thanks for that tip, geegaw. I see the code I see the code! Now here I sit wondering what I should do next. I don't know who said ignorance was bliss. Seems more like a pain in the acetabulum to me! Can brains greater than a half century old learn new tricks? Can I get there from here? Stay tuned.

Posted by fred1st at January 2, 2003 05:39 AM | TrackBack

http://www.davezilla.com just put up a new header banner this week that is rather nice...

Posted by: COD at January 2, 2003 09:07 AM

I don't know how much of it is replicatable in Moveable Type, but this blog is very well put together.


Posted by: Jeremiah at January 2, 2003 09:18 AM

you may be interested in checking out http://www.glish.com/css/home.asp - not banners, specifically, altho they could easily be incorporated. some very elegant code over that way. and from the little i understand of MT, it should be CSS friendly.

Posted by: beth at January 2, 2003 10:59 AM

Mornin' Fred. Give Ann a try. She has all sorts of stuff floating around. Maybe even a few ideas.


Posted by: anne at January 2, 2003 03:14 PM

You might want to consider using one of your photos taken from soemwhere within Floyd County. In fact, you might want to try something I'd done once -

Four photos taken from the same place during the height of each season. Then use the appropriate photo in the banner for the time of year.

Posted by: DCE at January 2, 2003 05:41 PM

You don't need no stinkin' ideas...you got plenty. You just need a kick start.

Try David Siegel's classic tutorial:


He is the Godfather of high end web design. Follow his links, all of them.

Posted by: feste at January 2, 2003 08:19 PM

Ellen, of Stranger in a Strange Land, has some photos in her banner, and she uses MT. http://ellensjourney.org/stranger/

Posted by: sainteros at January 2, 2003 10:21 PM

I like the graphics that geegaw comes up with. banners beyond the present one are in her img directory.

Posted by: Anita Rowland at January 2, 2003 11:30 PM

One of your photos with a path in it. Blog on!

Posted by: Bene Diction at January 3, 2003 12:03 AM

Hello Fred;
You might also check out Christine's site, right under her banner/header she has some clickable thumbnails, http://www.bigpinkcookie.com ,
also, someone that has always been helpful to me is kristine of http://www.kadyellebee.com , she also is the owner of the Red Kitchen http://theredkitchen.net/ .
LUCK to you :)

Posted by: witchy at January 3, 2003 10:13 AM

Thanks Anita. :) Joe, if I had a digital camera, I would probably try for a layout like Dollarshort's which gives the images more room to breathe than a collage would...

Posted by: Geegaw at January 3, 2003 02:07 PM

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