Do you like this header?

by Quilst
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Simple question, and if yes or no - why?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kris Turner
    Personally, I'd go with something quieter

    If I ever design a new cover, graphic, or header, I used to spend hours fiddling with some complex design, only to realise that simple never fails and is almost always best.

    I now go with simple first every time and lose those wasted hours on OTT stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy1750
    It's a bit difficult to say without seeing how it looks on your site. However, I'd agree with Alex's comment - it's a bit loud for me!

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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    No. Too antiquated. My first reaction is Superman vs The Hulk
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  • Profile picture of the author artwebster
    It's a virulent green that makes many people want to throw up. It is over bright and should really be hanging outside a knocking shop to make it difficult to recognise the punters going in and coming out. Another problem you have is that shadows that go both ways with no apparent light source are very uncomfortable to observe - even with only one eye.

    Apart from that, I don't like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quilst
    Wow! Such negative response.

    I do agree artwebster about the lightning part.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barbara Wilson
    I can't say that I like it much. For many of the reasons Art gave. But whether it's a good header or not would depend on the type of site it's intended for. I'm probably going to show my age here by using incorrect slang . I guess it could be a good header if it's to be used on some kind of punk site or some site with a funky purpose. With a black background and green text or something. (I don't visit these sites myself. The subject doesn't appeal to me and I can't read them anyway! ) Maybe you should ask someone around 12 years old if they like it - you'll probably get a more relavent opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author lilmechante01
      I'd have to agree with Andy1750, it's a bit hard to say without seeing how it fits in with your website, and what content is on it. I like the concept of how you present "FUNonemom"...very clever If the main premise is "time for fun" then I picture a header that would be more reflective of fun...a little more "whimsical" with colors that "play" together. This one seems too "dark-sided" (unless that what's kind of fun it's about:p).

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      • Profile picture of the author Quilst
        Originally Posted by lilmechante01 View Post

        I'd have to agree with Andy1750, it's a bit hard to say without seeing how it fits in with your website, and what content is on it. I like the concept of how you present "FUNonemom"...very clever If the main premise is "time for fun" then I picture a header that would be more reflective of fun...a little more "whimsical" with colors that "play" together. This one seems too "dark-sided" (unless that what's kind of fun it's about:p).

        bj
        It is supose to be dark fun. Maybe for someone who would have a gaming site server site type -.... maybe...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
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    Nope, don't like it one bit. If I saw a website with header like that, I would click away in a heartbeat.

    Sorry, brutal honesty. Good luck though on the next version.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quilst
    Will you stick around and see my modification of it?

    I just want to see the result this time

    BTW I was thinking of Hulk when I was creating this header - LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
    I agree with Alex. something simpler and quieter would work better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quilst
    Originally Posted by 7digital View Post

    Time 4 Funomenon can make sense if you tie it into the Hulk theme. At first when I looked at it, I knew you ment " phenomenon " but it seemed corny and didn't really make much sense. However, now that you are going to put pictures of the Incredible Hulk to it, it will definitely flow well!
    My tought exactly

    A nice scaring hulk to roar next to it
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  • Profile picture of the author Quilst
    Originally Posted by 7digital View Post

    Your new graphic is nicer. It has almost child-like features to it. I didn't like, " Sky's the limit." I think you could leave that off. It looks better without it.
    It reminds me of kids toys. And I think that the color choice of the words fits with the words
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  • Profile picture of the author Quilst
    I like the feedback guys - that is exactly what I need.

    I am open to both sides - marketers and designers

    I want to hear both sides of the coin that spins here on WF
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    • Profile picture of the author lilmechante01
      well...the coloring in the second just doesn't do anything for me...comes up a strange khacki-pea green on my computer...and the combo with the red makes me think of a sickly christmas. i liked the gradient-style on the first time4fun...just needed to maybe be a little lighter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles3k
    The second one is much better than the first.
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by Charles3k View Post

      The second one is much better than the first.
      My toughts too
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      • Profile picture of the author lilmechante01
        just curious...what are the sites main colors? If you are going for a "dark" & "gaming" approach, maybe something kinda sci-fi-ish (lol like the first...just not all green)?
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        • Profile picture of the author Quilst
          Originally Posted by lilmechante01 View Post

          just curious...what are the sites main colors? If you are going for a "dark" & "gaming" approach, maybe something kinda sci-fi-ish (lol like the first...just not all green)?
          Just testing before final result appears by itself.

          I could add a dude next to the green header...hmmmm
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  • Profile picture of the author steve m
    I like the second one better but still not perfect mate. As the person above stated the colour scheme is very christmasy. But you're definitly getting there mate.

    Have a little play and yor get it for sure, with out a doubt the second is better but you can still improve it.

    PS TBH with you I didn't know you were try to get phenominum with the thrase funominum....

    But TBH I'm not the most sharpest tool in the tool box ha ha ha!

    Good luck mate

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  • Profile picture of the author jamesviago
    2nd much better - i agree with the christmas comment though.
    dump the 'sky is the limit'... Time 4 Fun conveys the message (i assume that i'm about to have some fun now?) it doesn't need the distraction of a suffix.
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      I'we made one more variation:
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      • Profile picture of the author steve m
        Originally Posted by Quilst View Post

        I'we made one more variation:

        Much better I like this one mate..

        The lil Dude with the YoYo finishes off. The colour avriation is alot more smoother to

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      • Profile picture of the author jamesviago
        Originally Posted by Quilst View Post

        I'we made one more variation:
        doesn't do it for me - i prefer to let my imagination fill in the blanks after i see a word like fun. less is more with this title.

        kid with a yoyo does not strike me as fun. of course, if you're about to offer me a yoyo, then that's an appropriate filter i guess.
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        • Profile picture of the author Quilst
          Originally Posted by jamesviago View Post

          doesn't do it for me - i prefer to let my imagination fill in the blanks after i see a word like fun. less is more with this title.

          kid with a yoyo does not strike me as fun. of course, if you're about to offer me a yoyo, then that's an appropriate filter i guess.
          One yoyo for $3 are you up for it?
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        • Profile picture of the author steve m
          Originally Posted by jamesviago View Post

          doesn't do it for me - i prefer to let my imagination fill in the blanks after i see a word like fun. less is more with this title.

          kid with a yoyo does not strike me as fun. of course, if you're about to offer me a yoyo, then that's an appropriate filter i guess.

          Maybe a group of TEENS on "guitar hero" will get the fun aspect across lol...

          Saying that I dont really see a YOYO as fun either TBH but I didnt look at the figure in that way,...

          An affiliate YOYO site: *Note to self* YOYO keyword research lol
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    • Profile picture of the author lilmechante01
      what about a blue line behind...or a blue line with the green time4fun from the first graphic...or a yellow-orange gradient time4fun. the time4fun just seems too drab/bland in one color. also...input from my young "gamers"--the guy with the yo-yo looks more like he's bored than having fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author steve m
    Also TBH with you everyone here is going to have a different view. Your never going to please us all so stop trying to ha ha!
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by steve m View Post

      Also TBH with you everyone here is going to have a different view. Your never going to please us all so stop trying to ha ha!
      I don't intent to please every single one who posts here. Just looking for what people think

      2 greeny
      2 shiny
      2 upsidedown
      2 pac

      lol
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      • Profile picture of the author steve m
        Originally Posted by Quilst View Post

        I don't intent to please every single one who posts here. Just looking for what people think

        2 greeny
        2 shiny
        2 upsidedown
        2 pac

        lol

        I'd be happy with it.....! Looks fine as it is now to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author steve m
    @ Qulist what are your thoughts on it?

    At the end of the day its your header after all ha ha
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by steve m View Post

      @ Qulist what are your thoughts on it?

      At the end of the day its your header after all ha ha
      lol dude - it makes me feel ally fuzzy inside seeing you entertained
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      • Profile picture of the author lilmechante01
        Originally Posted by Quilst View Post

        lol dude - it makes me feel ally fuzzy inside seeing you entertained
        lmao speaking of entertaining..time for me to go to the store to get stuff for dinner and do a little creating of my own look forward to seeing whatcha come up with
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        • Profile picture of the author Quilst
          Originally Posted by lilmechante01 View Post

          lmao speaking of entertaining..time for me to go to the store to get stuff for dinner and do a little creating of my own look forward to seeing whatcha come up with
          Could you buy me a yoyo? I will pay you - I'we just sold one for $3 - so try to go under that price
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  • Profile picture of the author ElectricChili
    Ok, the one with the dude in it is OK for me except his shadow bothers me. The light source is coming from above on the text and the dude is casting a shadow all wrong. The shadow should be on the ground at his feet.

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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by ElectricChili View Post

      Ok, the one with the dude in it is OK for me except his shadow bothers me. The light source is coming from above on the text and the dude is casting a shadow all wrong. The shadow should be on the ground at his feet.

      Rich Scherlitz
      Quite agree with you there - maybe I shouldn't put the shadow there since the dude is in 2d and letters are in 3d
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  • Profile picture of the author steve m
    Just go with it then send us the link to the site once its all done!

    It doesn't take much to entertain me!

    Maybe some 3d text and a 2d man with a shadow playing with a 3$ YOYO!

    A rubics cube would of been so much more fun
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by steve m View Post

      Just go with it then send us the link to the site once its all done!

      It doesn't take much to entertain me!

      Maybe some 3d text and a 2d man with a shadow playing with a 3$ YOYO!

      A rubics cube would of been so much more fun
      Let me try this....
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  • Profile picture of the author AliciaSpringer
    This is a nice 3D effect you have going here. In my opinion it's much improved from the first version that you posted.
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  • Profile picture of the author steve m
    Perfect Quilst:

    Very much better nice and simple, go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesviago
    good enough, you can always split test it later. go for it
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  • Profile picture of the author jimbean88
    i'd like to see the latest one in context
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    • Profile picture of the author jamesviago
      Originally Posted by jimbean88 View Post

      i'd like to see the latest one in context
      my son (9 years old) said the same thing when i asked him if it looked like a good heading for a website and would he be interested...

      he put it like this "yeah, it looks okay but it doesn't do nuffin yet so i dunno"
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      • Profile picture of the author Quilst
        Originally Posted by jamesviago View Post

        my son (9 years old) said the same thing when i asked him if it looked like a good heading for a website and would he be interested...

        he put it like this "yeah, it looks okay but it doesn't do nuffin yet so i dunno"
        Interesting....

        I got a niece (4 years old) as I see it she always plays dress up games on gamesgecko and boy she is click happy when it comes to games - she doesn't even see the sponsored links - she just clicks on the "related content" and spins around the same website like crazy.

        Love the little angel
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  • Profile picture of the author ViktorB
    I would choose the last one. My favorite !
    Nice and simple
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  • Profile picture of the author artwebster
    Well, This is a nice improvement and shows that you are able to change things quite well.

    Without a web site to see, this would probably be acceptable but maybe the Rubics cube could be bigger and better defined and you are still having problems with shadows.
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by artwebster View Post

      Well, This is a nice improvement and shows that you are able to change things quite well.

      Without a web site to see, this would probably be acceptable but maybe the Rubics cube could be bigger and better defined and you are still having problems with shadows.
      With this shadows statesment you just got yourself a foot in the moth since it is 3d generated - it is not 2d picture at all. Dont underrestimate me dude

      no hard feelings
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  • Profile picture of the author BrainDance
    hi there
    on its own, the header doesn't do much for me, it may be the color gradient.
    For the gradient you are using, try this:
    instead of black long the top, use green, it will show the 3d and give more definition to the blockiness of it. right now it just looks messy, define the top edges and you will see a significant change!
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  • Profile picture of the author Barbara Wilson
    While I'm sure Artwebster doesn't need me to defend him - he's added some very thoughtfull comments to this thread and you're latest response to him seemed very rude to me - smiley notwithstanding.
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    • Profile picture of the author Quilst
      Originally Posted by Barbara Wilson View Post

      While I'm sure Artwebster doesn't need me to defend him - he's added some very thoughtfull comments to this thread and you're latest response to him seemed very rude to me - smiley notwithstanding.
      You're right I apologize to ARt - sorry man

      Didin't mind to bash your opinion
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