In the introductory post to the new site I failed to mention our new header.
We thought we’d change it up for a few reasons. One is that the new site has a much wider layout than Wesleying did on Blogspot. The old header image could only fit here by scaling it up, which didn’t work out too well visually, and we don’t have access to the source file to easily make modifications.
We also just wanted a fresh start. It’s a work in progress, but the idea is to build up a gallery of great Wesleyan photos submitted by Wesleying readers and contributors, and use them to change up the header image every now and then – to fit the weather, or special events and holidays, or just because. Kind of like Google, but I imagine there are more decent photographers at Wes than there are amazing graphic designers.
For the first one we went with this picture taken in the WestCo courtyard on Zonker Harris Day two years ago (you know, back when it was a thing):
It was an obvious choice because Zonker Harris is about as “Wesleyan” as it gets, and the space cropped for the banner is generally evocative of Wes when it’s nice out and people unleash their creative energy on any available surfaces.
My Photoshop skills are fairly basic, and the banner up top is the best I could come up with on short notice – we’re working on a more visually appealing way to use photos in the header without it conflicting with the text.
Changes will be up soon, thanks for your comments and suggestions.