#zerotohero The Header

Our challenge today, Day 7,  for the #zerotohero WordPress blogging challenge is to play around with the header.

So.

Pause…

I really had already played around to keep a simple theme, but I do love to create. So I found my original pause2play logo created in 2010. I cropped it to just the p2p part in Preview and inserted that into Keynote [ Mac Apps ]. I was able to create a squiggly line with a shadow that leads to the two pause icons and another play icon. I adjusted the colors, lines, and opacity and added the shadow.

I decided it needed a little more, so I added my signature line, Reflect Curiosity and Wonder. I ponder and reflect about things I’m curious about, and I try to reflect that curiosity and wonder back to my grandkids and students. I copied that text and flipped it vertically, and made it translucent. I exported it as a tiff and imported it into Sketchbook Express, where I cropped it [Keynote exports the size of a slide] and saved it as a jpeg.

Play…

I don’t know if I’ll keep it. But I love Keynote for the way I can create things like this when I need them as well as it’s slide presentation capabilities.  The header looks OK on mobile devices, and that’s important to one’s consideration.

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