Well, that was unexpected! We're currently looking into what happened, but we just had a very quick change to the look of the site!
For those who glimpsed the previous khaki and purple version (?!) hopefully this is a decent substitute while we establish what happened to the original template (hackers or Ning changes?).
In the meantime, I suppose this is as good a time as any to let us know what you think!
Without asking Scarlett what she did, it looked like she just took 4 or 5 photos that she liked and joined them up. Both the headers that you have shown above look good and better to understand with the text overlayed.
I understand Andy's difficulties in getting a slice out of a good photo.
The first banner has good colours and content for the site. Yes, we all did get a bit of excitement out of seeing members photos up the top. Maybe they just need to be featured in a separate spot now? Is that shot of the strawberries etc legal for us to use? Not just something copied off the net?
The second (citrus) banner features a lovely shot of what most people would call a pest so probably not the best choice.
Me too! Thank you Andy, getting the right size pic with the right content plus the right colours and contrast to make it a suitable background is quite a feat.
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Both shots are mine Lissa.
Good stuff. Then I would vote for the food and cheese version. Rather than the giant pest bug on one variety of plant (much as I like bugs, sorry Gayle).
and the beauty is, it will change every season! (Hell, I could change it every month, if you folks wanted.)
i like the first one..... mmmm if i wasnt so bizzy, trying to start up my own business, id help you out and do up a few banners with ya ... but these are good.... mmmm is it possible to add a darker lettering, so the white letters pop out at ya and look like their floating.. [i forget what lettering its called, but so there is a dark letter 'B' with a slightly off centered what letter 'B' sittings on top of the dark 'B'] hope that made sense heehee.
My bug is famous!
I'd say it is a Cotton Harlequin Bug / Hibiscus Harlequin Bug - Tectocoris diophthalmus
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_stinkbugs/Harlequin.htm It was on the native hibiscus out the front.
He is indeed Gayle.
B*** me, now there's a header and now there's not :-( Looks good but is short of the actual page width although it does line up with other columns. Tricky with flexible pages, nothing stays still like print on a paper page.
They specify the header width. It will adjust to flexible pages.