I've been tweaking the look and feel at Roamsters again and this time I really wanted to change the header graphic out.
This is the old header graphic — something I just cobbled together one day. A little boring, don't you think?
Yesterday, I went over to 99Designs and almost submitted a budget logo project for $195, which gets you about 40 design submissions.
Then I remembered how most folks absolutely hated the new logo that I had done for NetProfitsToday — at great expense, I might add.
As my design skills extend only to adding a linear gradient (making the color go from light to dark) and I can usually mess that up too — I can't ‘just cobble together' a really nice one with fancy design elements.
But this morning, after looking at a few cheesy freebie offerings, I finally got the bright idea to search for “headers” and “logos” at BigStockPhoto and was blown away by all the gorgeous headers that came up.
Well, here's the one I chose, which I think is much more fun and vibrant than the old one.
It cost one whole dollar — saving me $194, a week of waiting for those submissions to come in and the possibility that I wouldn't like any of the designs.
Because the design elements stretched right across the header, I did have to do a little tweaking to add some ‘blank space' on the left side to put in the Roamsters logo and tag line. If you're concerned about having to do any tweaking, there are plenty of headers that already incorporate ‘white' or blank space for logos.
So, what do you think?
Like it? Hate it? Should I change the Roamsters name to orange?
I hope you like it. Then again, I'm not overly concerned if the consensus runs generally negative — because a new header graphic will only cost a buck! 🙂