I often look at people’s websites and blogs and envision a new header design for them. I have a wonderful virtual friend who I came to know on Twitter named Melissa (@TheGoldenRuleVA). She has been extremely supportive of me on both a personal and business level over the past few months that I have known her. I always appreciate people who take the time out to answer when I tweet.
Well, I decided to check Melissa’s website (www.TheGoldenRuleVA.com) out one day and I saw that she did not have a very nice header. It was the basic plain header that went with her WordPress theme that included her title and tagline. I sent her a quick DM and asked her if she would be interested in having me help her with a custom header design. She agreed and was very excited.
I sent her my usual list of design questions:
These are just some of the ideas that she emailed me:
- Likes golden/orange color. “Golden” reminds her of honey and her name even means “Sweet”
- Wants to incorporate bees
- Incorporate pink (her favorite color) in flowers
- Wants to portray personal yet professional image – cute but not too cutesy
So, I took her ideas and came up with this design:
She loved it. These were her exact words:
“Ooooh I like it!! Love how you made the background honeycombs! So cute! And even the Golden Rule looks like it was written in honey! So great!”
Her WordPress theme was a little tough. I had to do some work in the css code to get the header to look right with the search box, but it wound up working out in the end. So, yet another happy client – which makes me even more happy.
Here is the matching button:
And here is the header in action on her site: