Custom header image

If you’re following my blog via a feed, you won’t have seen this, but I’ve taken advantage of the custom header feature recently added to WordPress.com – partly to liven things up slightly, and partly to differentiate myself from Aidy, who is using the same theme at the moment. Not sure whether I’m going to change themes yet, I’ve been happy with this one since I moved to WP.com.

A few of points to note about the custom header:

  • I had to add the text to the image myself (which I did using The GIMP) as although you can change the colour of the header text using the WP configuration tools, you can’t reposition it. It turned out that the Contempt theme uses Trebuchet MS as the header font, so I stuck with that for my header image.
  • I also had fun getting an image of the right size… although you can crop the image using the admin console, I found it easier to do that myself, otherwise I couldn’t get the elements I wanted in the right places… the dimensions for the image in the Contempt theme turn out to be 750×140.
  • Finally, even when your image is the right size, you still have to “crop” it (i.e. select the whole thing) or you end up with a black header after you click Save.

Before anyone asks – it shows an old tin mine in Cornwall, not far from St Agnes, and it was taken during our holiday last year. We’ll be off there again in less than a month πŸ™‚

If you are following my feed, click on this post and come and have a look at the site – let me know what you think!

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7 responses to “Custom header image

  1. I must admit I felt a slight pang of guilt when I noticed you had the same theme as I chose. I’d only read your blog through the feed up until that point! It does seem to be the best theme though πŸ˜‰

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  2. Well – it’s blue – very IBM! πŸ™‚

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  3. I love it,
    really fits well.

    I am stuggling to find images for blog headers that are actually wide enough. I don’t have that many nice landscapes, and everything else does not have the right proportions…

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  4. It looks so nice that it is encouraging me to spend some time updating my theme. (Of course I mean after Q2 is over .)

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  5. It’s looking really really nice!

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  6. Thanks for the positive comments, folks πŸ™‚

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