I have just uploaded a new header on our website and am wondering what everyone thinks about it, would love some feedback, comments on this. I am in no way a graphic designer so its not my strong point. Let us know what you think. Honesty is best, if you think it sucks let us know, we are big boys so we can handle it but please not too rough. lol.
After much searching I reckon we found a pretty good spot to create our header. I’m sure a lot of you have heard of canva.com, its a great place to create a banner, a header, Facebook and Twitter headers, basically design whatever sort of graphics you have in mind for your webpages, find pictures, download images, they have millions of pictures to choose from both free and pay for images. The header we designed took about 30 minutes to create.
It was a very easy process, find some pictures, arrange some text, select a background colour, resize pics and text to fit and there you have it. Nothing fantastic but we haven’t got all day and total budget spent was $6. Done and dusted. We could have done it for free but you are limited as to what you can choose in the way of pictures. You can also download your own pictures if you have any suitable for your website design. I think $6 was a pretty good setup cost for a very new website header. We could have gone to a graphic designer, but how much do you really want to spend on a header?
If you want to make profits, you really have to try and slash your expenses. As long as its not too ugly, well no ones going to cry over $6, tho you just might if you spend $250 just on a header and make zilch. Maybe later. That $6 was $1 per picture, thats how canva makes their money of free members. They also have paid options which can workout better if you plan on doing a lot of banners, graphics etc.
Would love to hear some feedback on your thoughts as to how fancy do you think your header needs to be? Does it make a difference? I’m sure it does make a difference as the header is usually the first thing your visitors are going to see but there are limits, too bland and it just does nothing for the sites visual experience or at the other end too flashy, could take ages to load pages or distract ones focus, a nice median would suffice, especially at first. Unless you intend on spending thousands and thousands of dollars on web-design then stick to the basics and at least money won’t be burning a hole in your pocket before you even make a cent. Good or good?
So why did I change my last header? Well see for yourself…
Yeah it’s ok, but the size of it (it was small) made it huge when I had too resize to fit into the header space, this made it out of focus and had to be cropped so it wasn’t TOO BIG even tho it was, plus it doesn’t in anyway showcase my site, “Wealthy Affiliate Development” it just makes a statement about being an entrepreneur. Quite a good one too, but I believe your header should be about “Your Site.” Statements can be added to the content on your pages anytime, but make your header about your site. Still not too sure how the general public will react to my new header. We shall see.
So please leave us your comments below so we can gauge just how well our new header added rates with the general user of this website.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post.