Jump to content
Bill Edwards

Forum Header Image

Recommended Posts

Bill Edwards    1,514
Bill Edwards

Dear All

 

I have found out that I can add an image to the Forum Header, which I have done (Many thanks to Chris Russell for the use of the image!!)

 

I know what it looks like in my browser, on my monitor at my resolution.

 

header.png.fc51c663bc1cb860a87c466dd63a9

 

However, I have no idea what you see.

 

Any feedback gratefully received!

 

Regards

 

Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Tom Gorman    787
Tom Gorman

Looks really good

 

 

Forum image.png

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Roger Peatman    3,700
Roger Peatman

Yep !!  -- Definitely does the job,and breaks up the vast expanse of Blue on the header.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Bill Edwards    1,514
Bill Edwards

Thank you - I like what I see and I like what you see. However, we both see the image slightly differently and it worries me that others may see it badly.

Share this post


Link to post
Tom Gorman    787
Tom Gorman

Well if anyone can't see the image properly they should say here and get it sorted ;)

 

I think it really suits the colours of the forum with the background being the right shade of blue!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
John Carter    1,683
John Carter

Too confusing for me, but I like really simple visuals.

 

2015-12-01_114811.thumb.jpg.096f0eb1d5d0

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Bill Edwards    1,514
Bill Edwards
11 minutes ago, Roger Peatman said:

Yep !!  -- Definitely does the job,and breaks up the vast expanse of Blue on the header.

 

6 minutes ago, Funfairs AndMore said:

I think it really suits the colours of the forum with the background being the right shade of blue!

 

It's why I like the image, some I've trialed over powered header and/or made the menus on the right difficult to see

Share this post


Link to post
Tim Holmes    8,845
Tim Holmes

Looks like what you're seeing Bill in Opera 12, Opera 29 & Chromodo

 

I agree it looks OK
 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
John Carter    1,683
John Carter

Strange - I have a Hudl 1 (Tesco) tablet and can (but rarely do) view ATFOTF on there via Chrome. All that shows is the logo and the dark blue background. "+ Create" and everything to the right of it is missing.

Share this post


Link to post
Wayne Entwistle    486
Wayne Entwistle

I really like it nice fresh header on a new look forum.

 

Regards wayne.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Bill Edwards    1,514
Bill Edwards
30 minutes ago, John Carter said:

Strange - I have a Hudl 1 (Tesco) tablet and can (but rarely do) view ATFOTF on there via Chrome. All that shows is the logo and the dark blue background. "+ Create" and everything to the right of it is missing.

 

The header image is set up NOT to display on Phones & Tablets, only desktops & laptops.

 

Using the forum on my Android Phone is much, much better than the old software.

 

I have a Hudl 2 and using that with Chrome displays the forum exactly as my phone does.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Gary Witcomb    15,818
Gary Witcomb

Like the idea of a photo in the header but we would need to pick a better photo I cant see what it is/ is it a night shot as it looks dark blue like the old header ??

 

perhaps a nice piece of artwork with a little more on show :D

Share this post


Link to post
Bill Edwards    1,514
Bill Edwards
3 hours ago, Bill Edwards said:

 

 

It's why I like the image, some I've trialed over powered header and/or made the menus on the right difficult to see

 

42 minutes ago, Gary Witcomb said:

Like the idea of a photo in the header but we would need to pick a better photo I cant see what it is/ is it a night shot as it looks dark blue like the old header ??

 

perhaps a nice piece of artwork with a little more on show :D

 

My earlier comment explains why your suggestion would be difficult to implement

 

(It is a night shot and in my humble opinion isn't meant to be viewed liked a photo, it's more something topical to break up the blue header :))

Share this post


Link to post
Shaun Martin    11,585
Shaun Martin

Displays ok in Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 browser) , aswell as chrome and IE for me

Share this post


Link to post
Paul McHaddan    15,035
Paul McHaddan

Suits me,  Does what it say on the forum "All The Fun Of The Fair" :D

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Ex Harry Gray    503
Ex Harry Gray

looking good bill, nearly as good as your new photo:P

Share this post


Link to post
Roger Peatman    3,700
Roger Peatman
8 minutes ago, Ex Harry Gray said:

looking good bill, nearly as good as your new photo:P

I noticed that Ex Harry Gray  --- thought it must be his younger brother's photo ,added by mistake  :D

Edited by Roger Peatman

Share this post


Link to post
John Carter    1,683
John Carter

I don't like being critical without giving a proper explanation, so I've given it some thought.

Firstly, I don't understand why people use a photograph as a background for their Windows desktop. It just seems to make it harder for me to find the icons I want to click on. In the same way, the logo already has 5 colours in it, so putting it on even more colours makes it harder to see. That's a personal opinion.

Secondly, the big wheel in the photo says "fairground" and always will. The shapes to the right don't. I thought to begin with that they were the flash which is often attached to the uprights on a wheel, but the wheel itself is missing here. I had to extract the photo from the webpage to discover that they are the lightnining flashes from an Extreme. I wouldn't have been confused if the points were visible at the top. The point I'm making here is that the whole image should say "fairground" in no uncertain terms.

Thirdly, part of the photo (on the right) is separated from the rest except for a very thin red strip. That creates two quite large blank areas on the right. To me, that just looks wrong.

This isn't easy to get right, but it's important. In a way, it's not about pleasing us. It's about making sure that casual visitors like what they see - enough to register or, at least, to come back for a second look.

Our strongest suit in that respect is the name "All the Fun of the Fair". Bill had the foresight to choose the perfect name when he had the chance. Everyone's heard that phrase, no one will forget it. If we have to use a photo on the header it has be as just as recognisable to everyone.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
harry m    113
harry m

Looks as good on my set up as your screen shot in post #1 .Im using Firefox.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Dizzy Gosnell    703
Dizzy Gosnell

This is what I see on a Win 7 desktop machine with Chrome.

Banner.jpg.2cb1d3270d634959bef70e26db8b4

 

I do like the way that the photo will shrink only up to a certain point if you have a narrow window, keep shrinking the window and it goes away completely (must be what Bill mentioned about phones and tablets not getting it).

Edited by Dizzy Gosnell

Share this post


Link to post
Mike Willis    15,381
Mike Willis

Personally I prefer it without the photo.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...