|If you haven't noticed the explosion of blogging on the web, you're in the minority. As a web designer, this is another avenue to design for your clients. When a client comes to me with a request for custom blog graphics, I usually start with the header graphic. If the client likes the header, then we move on from there.|
In the past there was a hard and fast rule that the header of a website should be in the ball park of 800 x 100 pixels. But with the advancements in image compression and broadband Internet access, the size of headers has grown considerably. I've recently seen headers that were 1600 x 300 and even larger.
As with everything else, finding a place somewhere in the middle works best. Depending of the logo and other preexisting graphics supplied by the client, I usually start with a basic size for my header of 900 x 200 pixels. Let's start there and make a beautiful sunbrust header in Illustrator CS4.
Sunburst Header Design in Photoshop
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