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Banner Roundup

When I started writing the blog, I kept changing the blog banner, as I was learning new ways to make adjustments to the template and bringing in gadgets and things like that.  What a long strange road it's been!  A few years ago I had never seen a blog and now this blog is still going for a couple of years after trying three others wherein I just had no real interest in the subjects.  So, I've since stayed on course and very glad I did.

This post is just a roundup of the banners that were on the blog in the past.  I see posts regarding the old banners show up in the nRelate widget and if you were to click on those, they would say something like, "Here's a new banner I just made and I'm trying it out to see if I like it."  Except if you read that post now, you wouldn't see the banner in the header.  So, I'm going to delete most of those old posts and you can see how far I've come forward with the old banners, compared to the current banner.  And, guess what, I'm going to put the current one in the post, just in case I change it again.  lol

I do want to mention the nRelate widget, (under the post) as I had problems with the Linkwithin widget and very glad I switched to nRelate.  They have all kinds of options and choices, when I had a question, they emailed me almost immediately and everything was satisfactory.  I decided to add the widget since I saw many bloggers using the Linkwithin and nRelate serves the same purpose.

Don't laugh at my basic banners from days of old (2010)  I never said I was a technowizard and have learned a lot since then.  Although that skill would come in handy.   These are in no particular order until you see the last one which is the current one (June 2012.)  I lost photos off the hard drive, so these are the only ones I could find. They're not full size, okay you know that





Last one is the current banner header, June 2012.    I think I will keep the current one for a while.  It covers  the gamut without having to spell things out.  Thanks for bearing with me on this post.  I want to give a "Thanks" to "BannerFans" where I made most of the early banners.  I used Picnik for the others.

Edited:  Here is another banner which is about to be replaced.  I enjoyed this one for its beautiful black and white images.  The photographer is  Scott Liddell and his free photos are at the Morgue File.   
                      
New End Studio

This was the first banner where I used free images supplied by the photographer.  It's now March 2013 and time for a change.

If you'd like a hand with your banner, send me an email, "newendstudio@gmail.com"
Also, see my Badges and Buttons post for a look at some of the buttons I've made.  Both banners and blogs can be an inexpensive but dynamic way to update your site.

ETA:  It's only October and I have changed the banner, badge, and color scheme again.  I guess it's cheaper than buying new shoes or redoing the house.  I used PicMonkey for the current set.
Since I'm transferring the button link post to a regular post link, I am bringing the comments with it:

2 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...
Gloria, I love seeing all of these banners! Wow, you have made a lot! I have the original one I started with. I have to admit, I love the one you have now and I love the look of your blog now too ;o)
New End Studio said...
Thanks, Stacy.I liked experimenting, but the one I have June '12 I hope to keep for a bit, anyway lol.

I did lose some when the computer crashed.


That's my blog QR Code under the circle, you can make your code too, try 
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8 comments :

AntiquityTravelers said...

WOW! so many banners! I do have my original one (not hard to guess as it certainly looks like it!) I would love some pointers on how to upgrade it ... my one year blogaversary is just around the corner. Perhaps a new look for a new year?

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow, I can see you like experimenting! They are all nice! I think I am on my second.

Plumrose Lane said...

When it comes to graphics I know it's tough to decide but fun to play so any creativity is good!
♥Sharon

Additionsstyle said...

I remember lots of those banners. It's fun to see how they have changed over time. I like your new red banner.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

ArtSings1946 said...

Love all of these and what fun you must be having.

Happiness always,
Jan

Lucy said...

You are so creative so it makes sense that you like to change up your banner. I am so glad you took us through your journey and I like your new look!

Janet Bocciardi said...

That's a lot of banners! I've heard you're "supposed to" change them periodically, but I think I've only done it a couple of times. I think mainly you want folks to know who you are and that they've arrived back on the blog they love.

I like many of yours a lot!

mail4rosey said...

Well, I like all of them! The latest one is great though because the red is unique and stand-out, but still classy! You do good work. :)