From Random Acts Of Reality Banners Brian Kellett 86 Comments So… Which do you prefer? Banner number One Or Banner number two? You, the reader decide… Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related
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Wot no ambulance visible? I'm presuming the big building is one of the hospitals on your patch…
how's about banner 0?
Could you possibly email one of the raw pics? I have an idea…!!(robmoo [commonly used email separator] talk21 [spot] com)
1 is slightly easier to read and gets my vote 🙂
Banner number 2 is perfect just the way it is. It does have a night shift mood…and seems to imply lots of action.
You really need an ambulance on your banner (or whatever vehicle you are driving). I'm not interested in some financial building, although I used to pass it every day on my way to work.
Yes – perhaps solid colour rather than negative, maybe a little bit translucent
I prefer the existing version to the 2 options.
At the risk of turning this into a banner competition, what about:
The image is one I found over here, and (if I've understood the CC licence) you'd need to credit him somewhere. Or you could use your access to vehicles with flashing blue lights to take your own version…
(There are a couple of variations on the text – here and here)
Where's the one with a myriad of cute, sexy, *female* nurses?
I like number 2, but maybe a solid colour would work better. Number 1's writing is too small for the size of banner.
I like One :o)
I prefer the second picture, but don't like the writing.The Driving Instructor
Personally I prefer the background image you already use, possibly with different text. Alternatively, why not post a photo of your RRU?Of the 2 banners, I like the concept of 1 but the text is poorly done. 2 is a nice idea but too hard to read. If you like the effect, then possibly put a white copy of the text above it at 50% opacity
Hi TomNumber 1, looks a bit like The streets CD cover (a good thing) and gets my vote. I have modified it a bit, and made it web ready for you. If you like it use, if not no problemI will send it now.
I prefer 2, but what about having your lovely face on it?!!!
1; it's a bit less cluttered.Though IMHO, the text should either be horizontal (i.e., level with the frame of the image) or skewed so that its vertical axis is parallel to that of the building.
I like the second one better, but the text needs a little work – slightly confusing to the eye 🙂 I must admit, thought, that I like the current one best of all ….
I do have to agree with you on that!
Honestly? I like the one that you use now.
the second one.. but the text needs made a little more readable… the dark areas made lighter or tinted.
Hmmm, Neither, sorry 🙁
It's the HSBC building in canary warf
I vote for number 2 but the writing needs to be a little less fussy. 🙂
Why don't you try using a sans serif typeface… people often go for the twiddly charm of serifed lettering without thinking of the overall context of the design. Imagine having RANDOM ACTS OF REALITY completely filling the banner in nice chunky lettering on a plain background but with a picture showing through the characters as you have in choice2? If it has to be one or the other then not the first one but honestly, that typeface for the second one gives me a dicky tummy. Better call a paramedic…
I like option #2 & agree with the others that the text needs a bit of work.
I like two, but I think the text would work better at the top of the banner, it would probably be more reasonable while maintaining the same effect.
No 2 Though, to be honest, I'm not mad about either. Sorry.
Yay for relevance!Today I have no opinion.
Current one is better than either, One is better than two, and the type in 2 does need a bit of work. Also, what happens to “trying to kill as few people as possible”? A brilliant subtitle. Don't lose it. (All that said, I agree that the current pic could be improved, but I'm not sure either of the improvements really are.) Design is difficult.
Number 2 gets my vote. My main problem with number 1 is the font — I think it would look better in something like courier.
I like the second background but neither text.I suggest having the word 'Random' made up of individual letters like in a randsom note, ie letters cut out of a magazine or newspaper, and then scattered around a bit up and down, then the rest of the title in a normal font (why not the one used in the current title banner) but you'll have to figure out how to get it to stand out against the background. Perhaps have it in its own box. Could look for a font that looks like it was made in one of those embossing machines, which write onto sticky backed strips.
just a few ideas
Best By Far: Your Current One.Second one has a nicer picture, but the writing needs a rethink. I don't like either though really, sorry 🙂
SORRY BUT NONE OF THE ABOVE…HEY THERE ARE ENOUGH READERS HERE THAT DO LOGOS N STUFF FOR A LIVING…WHY NOT HAVE A COMPETITION AND YOU CAN CHOOSE THE BANNER THAT WINS (OR ONE OF YOURS IF IT TURNS OUT TO BE BETTER)
I prefer 2, but with different text. Im going with everyone else on the solid text.
Number 2 better than 1, which doesn't have the right font nor the right anlgles for the text. But number 2 needs to have solid colors in the letters throughout, otherwise it can't be read. But in fact neither is particularly good (sorry man, good effort though). Office worker.
I like banner number 2. It's more in your face and I think looks far better
Number 1; understatedly cool.(is that even a word?)
Neither. 1 if you must.
To be honest without being a jerk, if possible, neither are very good graphically or in terms of relevance, (in fact neither of them are as good as your current one on that score, typeface notwithstanding,) and I think they're both indicative of a website less popular and high-quality than yours is. I'm sure you've got a graphic arts type friend who could perhaps hook you up?
Stay with the old one please! If you must change it, go with number 2.
If it ain't sick why cure it?
I prefer the idea behind #1, while #2 reminds me of the opening titles sequence to a tv drama program – ooo, could be like flashy opening titles for Casualty type program perhaps! Nope, #1 it is, although I'd change the font to something that fits in better with the softness of the background image (that's not a lot of help, is it?). 🙂
Can I add another vote for your current header picture. I know you don't drive one of those big white wagons any more, but it sums up the essence of the blog better than the latest two options.
Two but with solid fill.A.N. Social Worker
I like 2, but I think the title has to be in a solid colour (white?) as it blends in too much with the background at present.
Don't really like either of them mate.What's wrong with your current one? I like that a lot.
Also, what's up with the comment verfication thing? Is that needed if you're logged in as I am? Or do the spammers have accounts on here too..
(It won't be very accessible for visually impaired users either)
The blur on the buildings in #1 is really nice; makes it a bit more of an abstract idea of rushing around a city rather than looking like it's a photo of somewhere in particular.That said I'd go for the current one but with more modern looking text maybe?
I like the one you use now much more than either of the new ones. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
To be honest, I liked the banner you had before the current one best. Can we see that again to compare?
Liz n Baby Josh 5 months old 😀
Of the two choices, I prefer the concept of number 2, but the text needs to be more readable somehow. I actually preferred the previous version (less harsh) and hadn't realised it was broken and needed fixing.
I prefer the second one, but with plain text to make it easier to read.
I prefer the current one. If you have to change why not have a piccy of your RRU?
Sorry mate,I think the original is better than either of the 2 new choices.
#2 gets my vote.
Good lord! Are you really going to go through all these comments to sort out the voting? Reckon you should have plumped for a min-poll type thing.Anyway – I like no. 1. It's gritty. Which is good.
You should run a competition. Whoever designs the winning banner gets somthing free
I like the original (sorry!). The background picture on the other two is too “loud” and drowns out the text.
number one. it reminds me of the hazy new york images in martin scorsese's bringing out the dead.
I prefer the existing one too! Maybe it's just my new specs, but the new ones hurt my eyes!
Definitely keep the one you already have, or at least something with an ambulance in it.xx
Number 1 is the one to go for. Maybe another typeface. More Discreet than number 2.
Deffo Nujmber 1, may I suggest that you tweak the letters though, so that they appear to be in line with the building's orientation
Long time reader, 1st time commenter.Definitely the 2nd one
Original banner looks better than whose two new ones. Just my opinion though.
Banner One, please !
Hmm…do you drive a regular white, or the dayglow yellow vans? I have an idea for a banner for you.
Well, you needn't shout.
Hmm, neither one appeals to me. I like the blur but do not like the words going across. Sorry but I can't think of something to suggest either.
wan't shouting my son left the caps lock on the keyboard, didn't notice till I looked up after typing it out and couldn't be arsed to re type it, so there, not shouting just lazy. :p
Incidentally, I'd vote for the top one…
Oh, I _like_ that one.But I think I'm going to have to stick with the 'old' one, or a variation on it, because not only do most people prefer it – but I am under orders from my mum…
And I didn't get this far along in life by not listening to my mum.
Damn – now I like number 3…
If only I'd listened to my mum more often too…
I like that one best. I agree with keeping an ambulance in it somewhere.