I changed my blog design. Again. And that set me thinking… WHY did I change my previous ones? At a point of time, the design I had felt fresh and exciting, but I slowly grew out of it, and that forced me to change it over and over again. But I’m surprised at this: I CHANGED MY THEME FOR THE FIFTH TIME THIS YEAR.
Today, I’m going to review some of the headers I previously had and compare them with my new one. You ready?
I intended to use this for Christmas, so it’s obvious why I changed it, but the all black stuff was creeping me out. ICK.
Okay, sorry my dear Amatic SC, but it looked so bad with Aileron that I simply HAD to change it.
I like to keep my header fonts in either all caps or all lowercase letters. Since the font I used was a script, I couldn’t use all caps. The lowercase really stank (no offense, lowercase), so… GOODBYE.
Okay, I must admit that I do like that intertwining effect thingy, but the stickiness of Cabana was getting on my nerves.
I do feel quite sad that I got rid of this, since I spent days and days trying to get that header right, but Bebas Neue and Raleway had a very formal feel, despite my attempts to lighten it up with the texture I used, so it’s gone, guys.
The NOW design has a bunch of awesome features.
Firstly, I noticed that watercolor was trending in the blogosphere, so I tried it out, and I was too tempted to wait to use it.
Second, I NOW HAVE A DIVIDER!!! Yayayayayayay! I’ve wanted a divider since forever and when I found that wonderful arrow that perfectly matched my colour scheme, I lost it.
And third, I have a signoff. Cool, eh? I hadn’t thought about it much before, but there you go.
While making the header, I learned a great deal of Photoshop. I got to know about opacity and color replacement, and seriously, I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THOSE THINGS EXISTED.
Do you guys like my new design over the others?
Are you one of those people who change their design a lot?
What tool do you use for header designing?