Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Header

For those of you familiar with the site, you might have noticed a minor change at the top of the page. It was long overdue that a new header be put there. The initial transformation that started at the beginning of the year is well underway, and the journey has shifted focus from "become a triathlete" to "become an Ironman."

Mrs. Pol was probably the first to make the call that this would be about more than one summer spent learning to swim enough to complete one short race. Perhaps the title "Iron Pol" was freudian, revealing more about myself than intended. Sometimes, simple statements reveal a great deal about who we are and where we are going.

The original plan was to put the basics together, and have Little Miss Runner Pants make it presentable. She looked at the two versions I sent her and said that she could do little more than recreate them. She did, however, give her two cents worth as to which header to use. I would have expected nothing less.

So, the header is there. I have one final piece to add, but it may take a while to find or create. Until then, I'll go with this.

Please let me know your thoughts. And don't worry about hurting my feelings if you have critical comments. I have no delusions of being an amazing graphic artist or designer. Any constructive comments will be greatly appreciated. And if you just want to tell me how amazing I am, that's fine, too.

8 comments:

Flatman said...

I like it, but there is something missing in the middle...maybe I can help you find the missing piece..? Describe it to me. :)

Bigun said...

looks like you've got a background piece in the works, but I like it - just 2 cents - you seem to be a "yellow" guy - you should put some more yellow in to your lettering to match your shirts - coincidence.....I just put mine in last night too.....hmmm - how's the 30/30 going? It has to be tuff around the holidays - that's why I start Friday.....

Ellie said...

I like the header.

And I like the Freudian reference regarding "Iron Pol" -- I swear I never thought of that, and I'm usually the first to pick up on something like that. I feel outclassed :-)

Lisa said...

I dig it. I agree though about the yellow. Maybe make your background blue to blend with the header?

Not sure what exactly I would change, but overall, I dig it. :)

Iron Pol said...

Interesting concept about the background theory. There has to be a way to expand the whole thing. Of course, I have to make sure I don't loose the ability to see some of the other things.

But worth looking into.

Iron Pol said...

Interesting concept about the background theory. There has to be a way to expand the whole thing. Of course, I have to make sure I don't loose the ability to see some of the other things.

But worth looking into.

Comm's said...

I don't think you are happy with it and your the one your really trying to please. Don't short yourself.

A banner needs to accomplish certain things right away, 1)please the author 2)capture peoples attention so they surf past you 3) reflect you, your goals, your blog style.

Kewl Nitrox said...

Yoohoo! Kewl header in my books. Then again, I am not amongst those enlightened with the ways of a blog header so...

I like the picture of the snarl on the bike. :)