… we were chatting about header changes, we toyed with the idea of

  • randomised headers (and how does that help or hinder visual identity?)
  • not having  a header at all and relying on title and tagline text…
  • using our unique identifying headers as banners at the top or bottom of each post to clarify who is posting this…

So, if the header was replaced or removed, Stu could insert his header image to use this previous banner as a means of visually identifying his posts to readers…

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… and  I’d have to decide whether to use my previous header from The Wishing Well, or if that’s confusing and just make a new one – I’d prefer an author icon displayed on each post, some themes display them very clearly. In the Chateau theme, readers might not spot who has posted this (though it states ‘posted by…’ near the top of the posts.

By the way, apologies if using the read more tag in posts causes you any inconvenience as a reader… the archive content view Stu set a few weeks ago does this on it’s own for the home page. It seems a good idea to use the read more tag in posts, but if you rely on reading the whole post by email and it is now inconvenient for you, do please drop us a line and we can reconsider blog strategy.

So, while I’m having a few minutes play, while the cat’s away, I’m taking down the header and seeing what we’re left with. I have every confidence Stu is competent enough to manage any admin changes he needs for himself. He maybe just needs this prod (and if he prefers his default settings they are very easy to return to). I’m logging all changes too, just in case he fails to notice…

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