Picking a theme you love is the first step. Next, make that theme your own; start with the basics, like a header and/or background. If you’re happy with your header and background, try your hand at a custom widget. Today’s assignment: create and upload a simple header, background, or both. Already done? Try a custom widget.
My blog theme comes with a very simple header, which I like. However I am using this assignment as a chance to create a new, custom header.
I am familiar with online photo editors such as Fotor and PicMonkey. In fact, I used PicMonkey to create the following headers. From a design perspective, I knew I wanted to keep a simple, text-based header. Yet, I wanted a touch of whimsy.
Here was my first option. I was happy with it and I really liked the font. But thought it lacked. I was going for something more directional. The dashed lines looked more like writing paper as opposed to a road or street.
But now I was bothered by the font. It lacked the movement that corresponded with the arrow. So I went back to the drawing board. I found a font that proved to be a better fit. Below is the result, which can now be seen on my blog.
What do you think? Should I have done something different?