I loved the ideas that were shared last week, so my daughter and I played around with the top picks and came up with the version above for our blog...What do you think?
It was actually supposed to be a transparent background that allows the yellow to show through, but it didn't work the way I expected with the blog's template, and the automatic shrink to fit makes it a little narrower than our double columns, without allowing me to center it, but once we decide on which one we like best, I'll take it back to my daughter's to resize it to match the blog width.
I also want to see if shrinking the depth will give us a bit of yellow between the banner and the book slide show, because I don't like how they touch each other. Unfortunately, I don't have photo editing software on my computer so getting out all the kinks could take a few days.
I decided to run with the idea of making a montage since the favorite photo--the fence--is one that one of our members has purchased rights to use, however, we weren't sure that we'd be permitted to modify it...not that adding words likely counts as modification.
Since the yellow background didn't appear through the transparency to frame the photos, and we wanted them "framed" for our Facebook page, we tried creating a variety of backgrounds. As per a couple of people's suggestions, I used photo #1 from last week's blog. However, the bright colors proved to be too busy, so we experimented.
Below are what we've come up with. The plan is to put it as our Facebook banner, but Pamela asked me to experiment with adding it to the blog banner, too. Let us know which one you like best, or top three. Thanks!
|#7 - the one that's currently up top|
Your Turn: Tell us which you like best! (Note: after I got home from my daughter's, I also noticed that the word "historical" wasn't bold in all the versions. I'll get that fixed along with the resize!)