Blog Update

Blog Update  blog maintenance I want to bring everyone's attention to the new banners, please. It's something I'm trying out and I would appreciate feedback.

What you're looking at (in the banner) is a word cloud (I made 4, actually). You can create a word cloud by drawing up a list of words and then using either wordle or wordcram to create an image.  My clouds are based on a list of words drawn from the topic of ebooks.

I like the idea, but I'm not entirely sold on how I'm using it. What do you think?

P.S. If you're seeing a dog but (and not a word cloud) it's because that is the one banner I haven't replaced yet.

About Nate Hoffelder (10071 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

10 Comments on Blog Update

  1. I don`t get it.
    Is that supposed to be an image of something?
    I just see a bunch of words but it might just be me.
    I`d say bring back the dog.

  2. Squish down the height.Add more text so e is more fill. The lay down ‘The Digital Reader’ is white text onto with a shadow. I ,’ll try a mock up perhaps.but use the banner to rep lave your header.

  3. Nate, I give it thumbs down — actually all fingers down. I find it distracting and unattractive.

  4. Dave Riley’s image is a little better but I still don’t like it. Nice idea to try something different and let people help you decide if to keep it or not.

  5. How about something more colorful:

  6. If you decide to keep it, at least DO NOT use JPEG. Compressed text looks like crap. Use GIF or PNG. Actually, you should do it for almost any image that’s not a photo.

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