Design Tip Creating a Blog Header

blog_headerGive your readers a good first impression when they stumble on your blog by creating an eye catching header!  A well designed blog header is essential because it is the first thing that people see when they visit your site.  Through a header, you can convey the look, feel, and vibe of your blog.

The two most important things to remember when designing a header is to make sure it is the correct size for your blog and that it is transparent. If you are using a template from WordPress or Blogger each theme should indicate somewhere in the information the header size. For example my header size is 1040 x 250. Whatever your size is, make sure that you design the graphic to be that exact size! Otherwise your header will be too small or large for your page.

Now in this next step you can use whatever design software/website you are comfortable with. In this example I chose to use, PicMonkey, a free photo editing website.

Step 1: Change the canvas size to match the exact size of your footer.

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Step Two: Change the canvas color to transparent.

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Step Three: Design!

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Step 4: Save your new header as a .png image to preserve transparency.

If I had a grey background on my blog this is how the header would turn out:

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Step 5: Upload your newly designed header.

This is such a super easy way to pretty up your blog!

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6 Comments

  1. plus+beauty27

    February 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks for this post! I have been wanting to come up with a header or something for my blog. 🙂 xo

    1. Jamie Wiley

      February 11, 2015 at 9:32 am

      Thank you for stopping by! I’m glad that people are finding my tips helpful!

      1. plus+beauty27

        February 11, 2015 at 11:10 am

        Oh I do! They’re very helpful! Anytime Jamie 🙂 xo

  2. Karen Rees

    February 10, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Such a handy tutorial Jamie – I adore design, so much fun creating stuff like this!! 🙂 X

    1. Jamie Wiley

      February 11, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Thank you for reading, Karen! Have a lovely day!

      1. Karen Rees

        February 11, 2015 at 1:14 pm

        So welcome as always – really enjoy your posts Jamie, you too huni 🙂 X

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