You can click David Landen‘s header and it’ll lead you to his website.
You can click Joy Healey‘s header and it’ll lead you to her website.
You can click Golden Entrepreneur‘s header and it’ll lead you to her website.
Here are some of the Headers I’ve designed for clients. I thought I’d create a blog on this one too so you guys can see what I have done recently. Thank you for giving me this opportunity and for adding these beautiful header designs in my portfolio. So, per Joy Healey, I’m showing all of the headers I’ve design for my friends on the Internet.
How to design a good header? Colors, images, and fonts are so important when you are designing a good header. Which one is more important? Is it the image or the verbage? What kind of fonts should you use? Depends on the personality of your blog. Fonts can convey just about anything. You can use bold, serif, san-serif, script, you name it. Depends on what you’re trying to communicate. You want to present a perspective according to your blog’s personality.
Create consistency in your headers. Make sure you have that “consistency” in your header whether this is for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or your Blog. That consistency conveys professionalism. People will remember you more vs. when you have different images and fonts people tend to get confuse and don’t know who you really are.
This is the same analogy in your logo design. Great logo designs looks GOOD no matter how you slice it. If you use this on your business card, it looks good. Whether you put this logo on your Business Cards, Newsletters, Manual, Sales Folder & Presentations, and/or a Website…that consistency should always be there!
So the key to a good design is consistency.
Why do I need a header? The first impression your fans or readers will see is your header when they click your website. And so it’s very important to get that first impression. It conveys professionalism and that also tells your fans or readers that you’re not here just today but for a long time. If you take the time to create such header, people will take you more seriously. I know I would. It’s not like some cheap design who were created by some novice high school kid. Don’t get me wrong some kids does a great job on designs. That’s why I said “some” and not all.
Your header is like your logo which conveys about what your website or blog is all about. If you have a killer header and a great content, chances are your blog will be smoking. You will attract more people in your blog and they are more likely to come back or bookmark your site. I know some people do not rely on their header and/or website. But these people relies more on their booth sales at a convention center. They have a well established clientele already to begin with and perhaps they are only using their website as a way to collect money from credit cards. Whatever the reason is, I’ve known some people who are like that.
But for you bloggers, who rely your traffic from “network relationship” your overall presentation online is very important and that is, create an awesome header for your site!