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Blog Header

My friend and frequent commenter, Abdulaziz, created a new blog header for me. I don’t have a customizable header with this format, and while I have looked at the customizable ones, I don’t understand enough to make the leap. But I want to share with you what he created, using the photo Adventure Man and I took last week.

Isn’t it beautiful?


October 5, 2007 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Blogging, Cooking, ExPat Life, Experiment, Friends & Friendship, Kuwait, Technical Issue


  1. Its a bit too dark, I can barely see the writing. (I dont know if thats from me or if the Header is like that)

    But the pic is lovely.

    Comment by This Lady Says | October 5, 2007 | Reply

  2. No, dark, I want more bright stuff, like a Rio Parade.

    Comment by Purgatory | October 5, 2007 | Reply

  3. It is dark bas if the font color changes, might be ok – to yellow maybe

    Comment by chikapappi | October 5, 2007 | Reply

  4. ooooh – I like it! the black sets of the photograph beautifully, and the font color echoes the color of the Kuwait Towers by moonlight. Beautiful, Abdelaziz!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | October 5, 2007 | Reply

  5. Yes, Lady, I think there needs to be a little more contrast between the writing and the black background, so it can be more easily read.

    Purgatory – YOU can have a Rio Parade! Bravo! Bravo!

    No! No! Thank you, Chikapappi for the suggestion, but no! I don’t know why, but I do not like yellow! It reminds me of pus, and cholera, and safety violations!

    He really did a sensitive job, didn’t he Little Diamond, I even love the font, but I do think the lettering needs to be a little lighter to be more readable.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 5, 2007 | Reply

  6. The words are dark my friend!!! but the pic looks good

    lighten the words maybe white or red or yellow

    and italize either the title or the author description, not both.

    Why not modify ‘xpat, currently living in Kuwait’ to something more catchy like ‘An Expat’s Kuwait’ or ‘Kuwait: Through An Expat’s Viewfinder’ etc – hell run a competition here and let us post our answers, make it a topic

    Comment by amer | October 5, 2007 | Reply

  7. It’s good as it is, It would make a nice header indeed 🙂

    Comment by True Faith | October 5, 2007 | Reply

  8. very, though the font isnt. but nice

    Comment by Blue Dress | October 5, 2007 | Reply

  9. its too dark! but its nice..

    Comment by Wer3Y | October 5, 2007 | Reply

  10. I’m guessing it comes up differently on individual pc’s, because I can just barely see that there is script at all, but from what I can tell, it is lovely.

    Comment by Sparkle | October 5, 2007 | Reply

  11. Adiamondinsunlight you got it spot on! the font color was meant to reflect the color of the towers at night. it looked ok when i did it on my computer, i agree it needs to be in a lighter color now that i see it on the blog !
    and thanks all for your kind words..

    Comment by Abdulaziz | October 5, 2007 | Reply

  12. if the text was light gold, it would be sexier ;D

    Comment by Swair | October 6, 2007 | Reply

  13. Thank you all for your input. I actually love the header, and I am not normally a “dark” person, but I love the drama of it! And you all said “yellow” but Swair said “gold”. I can live with gold, but I can’t live with yellow.

    And Amer is right, I need to change the wording. You know how it is when you start a blog and all of a sudden you have to change all these things you never gave a thought to . . .I’ll need to do some thinking about that. Maybe one day I’ll even have the time to customize a header, thanks to YOU, Abdulaziz – that was inspiring! 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 6, 2007 | Reply

  14. A little dark but lovely! 🙂

    Comment by N. | October 7, 2007 | Reply

  15. Thanks, N. I can’t take any credit, it was Abdulaziz. I love it, except I agree the lettering would need to be lighter.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 7, 2007 | Reply

  16. Yeah, what most people said :]

    Comment by 3baid | October 7, 2007 | Reply

  17. Ya nice but too dark, it doesn’t reflect your sweet personality 🙂

    Check out my new header, I took that pic in Capri.

    Comment by Elijah | October 8, 2007 | Reply

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