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How do you like the new banner?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 24, 2009 by dillonator


I just added a new banner to the site because, frankly, it looked like shit before.  Amateurish may be a better word.  What do you think?  The flag is pretty self-explanatory; it should’ve taken about 6 minutes to make, but maryland flagwound up taking me about 3 hours because I suck with Photoshop.  I was considering making the red & yellow bits crossed quarter notes, so it would look more like the original flag, but decided against it.  I think it looks good, but maybe less obviously Maryland.  Thoughts?

The tagline, I’m kind of iffy about.  “Because you’ve never even heard of those guys” is a fairly good middle ground between explanatory and catchy, but I’m not convinced yet.  I was also considering “…that band,” but it doesn’t have the same ring to it; “them” is probably less explanatory AND less charming.

“Your guide to upcoming shows in the Baltimore area” ?

“I watch youtube so you don’t have to!” ?

There are lots of options.  I’ll never be satisfied.

As for the text color, originally it was that same ugly mustard yellow as the flag, which I liked, but it doesn’t match well with the rest of the site’s orange text.  I guess I could make the banner that mustard, and the text black…but I fear the mustard only works well in small doses.

Finally, flag placement.  I put it on the left, but it looks silly to have the text all the way over on the right side.  I tried putting a flag on each side and the text in the middle but it didn’t work out, and I thought about putting two-three flags in a row, and the text at the top, but that also didn’t appeal.  Does the side-heavy picture draw your eyes off?  I think I’m going to move it to the right, see what happens.

I’d really appreciate some feedback, I’ve never done this kind of thing before and I feel like a chump.