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help with banner image


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Old Feb 16, 2013, 02:49 PM
LD Jackson
 
11 posts · Jun 2012
help with banner image

Here is what my website looks like. I have been using Atahualpa for six or seven months and it's a great theme.

http://www.ldjackson.net
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:12 PM
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SharonJ
 
639 posts · Sep 2010
Duncan BC Canada
Hi L.D. Jackson,

This is only my opinion and you can tell me to jump in a lake, if you like

1. Your banner drives me nuts. It is S-T-R-ET-C-H-E-D to fit 1250 px, when in fact the picture should only be 1000px wide. The first sign of someone who does not work with graphics much. Your banner depth is only 152. If you take your banner and make it 1000px using the transform tool and crop. Then tell it to be 1250 and the banner height will be deeper. It looks much better.

2. There is A LOT going on in that page, I don't know where to look first. You are obviously a Republican Blogger, so why do you care if Walmart had a terrible first quarter or if someone eats butter not margerine? Lose the NewsMax Blog, it totally waters down your content and complicates your page.

3. Ditto Networked Blogs. If I click on Mike, I see he likes martial arts and gorillas. Do I care? Do you? Do your readers? Lose this for the same reason as number 2

4. Your blog roll is WAY too long. Have a Search by Category, or have an Archives which will show blogs by the month. Much neater that way and takes up much less space.

5. Resources and Best of The Rest in your sidebars could be stand alone pages.

6. Your first page is almost 5 monitors deep and I have a fairly large monitor at 1150px wide. Set the number of blogs to the default of 10, that way it will not be slow to load for people with older computers and if you remove the above as suggested, it should be cleaner looking, less cluttered and more inviting.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:44 PM
LD Jackson
 
11 posts · Jun 2012
There is no way I would tell you to go jump in the lake. I will consider some of your suggestions later, but first, I want to discuss the image.

I'm not good with images and had the banner created for me. I'm not sure what you mean by making it 1000 and then cropping and telling it to be 1250. I know how to resize it using Gimp or IrfanView, but what you are suggesting escapes me. If you can explain in more detail, I will be happy to try it and see how it looks.

More later, but let's deal with the image first.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:05 AM
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SharonJ
 
639 posts · Sep 2010
Duncan BC Canada
Here you go. This is 1250 x 208, you will have to reset your header image area from whatever it was..157 or something

I should have made you do it yourself, but it only took me 15 seconds, so no big deal and I don't want to torture you despite the fact that I am a Canadian socialist!

You will see that the lettering looks normal, the table and coffee cup are not stretched.

http://jacksononthemoon.com/political-realities.html

For god's sake don't look at my crap website, it is so outdated, I am ashamed, but I have had no time to update it. Soon, I promise myself!

Hope this works for you.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:08 AM
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SharonJ
 
639 posts · Sep 2010
Duncan BC Canada
p.s. I hope you did not pay much for that!!!

p.p.s try http://jacksononthemoon.com/political-realities.jpg duh.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:42 AM
LD Jackson
 
11 posts · Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by SharonJ
p.s. I hope you did not pay much for that!!!

p.p.s try http://jacksononthemoon.com/political-realities.jpg duh.
No, the banner was free.

I appreciate you doing this, but I really was interested in knowing how to do it myself.

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