I Have a Shiny New Header

Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea


The dark days are over, my friends. No more will the loyal readers of I Do Things convulse and die upon viewing a seizure-inducing header. No more, I say, will the visitors to this blog gag, froth at the mouth, and fall to the ground, eyes rolling in their heads, limbs twitching in agony. Nay! Now all I Do fans, old and new, will convulse . . . with joy! Yes! There will still be limb-twitching, but not in agony. In joy! For what could be more joyful than JD in a tub? With bubbles?!

Regarding my shiny new header, I can only take credit for being the inspiration (oh, but what an inspiration, right?). The actual concept, design, and finished product are courtesy of the wonderful Eileen Schmidtke, a talented graphic designer referred to me by my friend Jill. Thanks, Jill! And thanks, Eileen, for coming up with a great idea and executing it to perfection. And for putting up with my constant “more hair!” e-mails and other frantic and not-always-realistic demands.

Please check out Eileen’s site, take a look at some of her other magical creations, and contact her for all your graphic design needs. You will not be disappointed.

And now for the poll-taking section of this post. In a previous poll, I asked for brutal honesty regarding the look and layout of my site. Now, I’m asking again. Your opinion is valuable to me, so please answer truthfully. All respondents will remain anonymous, so there’s no need to feel inhibited.

Let the joyful convulsing begin!

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31 Responses to “I Have a Shiny New Header”

  1. 1 Kelly

    It’s bubbly!! Bubbly is FUN!

    Kelly’s last blog post..Doodle Week Is Coming!

  2. 2 Tiggy

    I must admit, the violent convulsions I suffered when viewing your former header was impeding the enjoyment of your site. Thanks, JD!

    Tiggy’s last blog post..Smog Is In The Air

  3. 3 Babs - beetle

    Great!!!!! This header so sums up your blog ;O)

    Babs – beetle’s last blog post..Stones in my life.

  4. 4 cardiogirl

    Way to rock the tub, so to say.

  5. 5 Regan

    Yay, new header! I love it! It is so very pretty. =)

  6. 6 jennypenny

    Girl I’d tell you how much I love it but my limbs are twitching too much. But I did manage to vote …

    jennypenny’s last blog post..Short But Sweet … And Colorful

  7. 7 Alice

    Oh, I still have to get a new header even though you already did it. I’m in cahoots right now, but can’t decide what direction to go. The choices are killing me!

    Awesome header!

    Alice’s last blog post..Do or do not, there is no try.

  8. 8 Kathy

    I never had convulsions with the last header, and I probably would have married it and had its babies, but they wouldn’t have been as cute as the ones I’m going to have with this one. The first born will be named Bubbles.

    Kathy’s last blog post..My Big Fat Head

  9. 9 JD

    Kelly: I agree! Perhaps you feel inspired . . . to make some bubble art?

    Tiggy: Oh, dear. I wish I’d gotten it changed sooner. I don’t want anyone’s enjoyment impeded. Phew!

    Babs – beetle: Thank you! I think so, too!

    cardiogirl: Surely you meant to say “Way to RAWK the tub,” right?

    Regan: Thank you! Do you think there are enough bubbles?

    jennypenny: Well, as soon as your limbs settle down, please do chime in! (and thank you for voting)

    Alice: Thanks! Do you have options already made up and are just trying to decide? ‘Cuz I happen to know a great graphic artist…

    Kathy: Yes, I think this one will make much cuter babies (but you’re nice to say you liked the old one).

  10. 10 Regan

    I think there are plenty of bubbles. =)

    I can make some flashy graphics. I made some for Aunt Kathy, too.

  11. 11 Fashion Paramedic

    Wow! I almost thought I was at the wrong blog!

    It’s bee-YOU-tee-ful!! I love it, but I’m not wallpapering the house with it! :)

    Fashion Paramedic’s last blog post..The Hole In Her Foot is Oozing Crow

  12. 12 Rob O.

    Looks great, JD!

  13. 13 Carol

    Twitching in my own froth!!
    Much happiness in bubble land.

  14. 14 Elle

    The rose in teeth diet did it for me!

    Elle’s last blog post..Exhibit A – the BBBrownies

  15. 15 JD

    Regan: Perhaps I should have hired you to design my header. I like a lot of sparkles.

    Fashion Paramedic: Well, I am thoroughly disappointed that you don’t find my header suitable to wallpaper your house, I do thank you!

    Rob O. Thank you!

    Carol: Frothy, twitchy bubbles! What could be better?

    Elle: Y’know, this is taken from an actual photograph where I put an actual rose in my mouth. With actual thorns.

  16. 16 feefifoto

    It’s bubbly! It’s frothy! And do you mean to tell me that you do all the things you do from the comfort of your bathtub? What a talent. I’m just a bit envious.

    feefifoto’s last blog post..Jet Lag + Muscle Relaxers = ZZZZZ

  17. 17 Header Baby Haver

    I am SOOOOOO having your header’s babies. :-D

    Header Baby Haver’s last blog post..CrackBerry Post II

  18. 18 JD

    feefifoto: It’s brothy! And fubbly! I do a LOT of things from both my tub and my bed. But I though the bed would be too suggestive.

    Header Baby Haver: Well, you certainly sound like a responsible parent. Good luck!

  19. 19 Lori

    Oooooooo! Bubbles! I love bubbles!!

  20. 20 Jeff

    Very nice.

    Actually, I’m the wrong person to ask about headers because I don’t really put too much stock in a blog’s header graphic. I’m more concerned about the body of the blog and the ease of readability and navigation etc. As far as I’m concerned, the header could just have the name of the blog in block text letters and I’d be happy.

    But don’t get me wrong… I do like yours very much. I’m just sharing my overall view of headers.

    Wow, what a totally uninspiring comment!

  21. 21 JD

    Lori: I defy anyone to say that bubbles aren’t the best—the BEST—thing to look at ever.

    Jeff: So . .. what’re you saying? You don’t want to marry by header and have its babies? Fair enough. And I agree that we shouldn’t all get blinded by headers, no matter how joyful and bubbly they are. My old one made me sad, tho.

  22. 22 Babs - beetle

    I come to drop on your Entrecard, and don’t recognize your blog now!

    Babs – beetle’s last blog post..Stones in my life.

  23. 23 Sue

    I LOVE it! Not that the other one was bad, but this….sigh….. this my friend is love at first sight. I need to get out more.

    Sue’s last blog post..A Few Things

  24. 24 dcr

    The new header looks nice, but something’s broke in your theme. On Firefox it’s okay, but in Safari, it’s all black and blue text on a blue background!

    dcr’s last blog post..Brain Power: Find the Shortest Path

  25. 25 JD

    Babs – beetle: That’s not good! Or isSue: Thank you! Thank you! That’s so great to hear. Not that I can take credit for it, but I love it and want everyone to love it. And…yeah. I probably need to get out more, too.

    dcr: Thank you, and BOO! Yuck! Why is that? I didn’t test it in any browsers other than IE 6 and 7 and Firefox. Why would it do that????

  26. 26 Natural

    looks good.

    you do a lot from that tub girl. lol

    Natural’s last blog post..No Internet Connection

  27. 27 dcr

    Don’t know, but now it’s fine on the main page, but when I go to view comments, it’s black and blue type on blue again.

    Have you thought about a bubbly background?

    dcr’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: Bonus: Puppy in the Window

  28. 28 RT Cunningham

    I like it!

    RT Cunningham’s last blog post..United States of America’s Independence Day 2008

  29. 29 JD

    Thanks, R.T.! Even tho it loads slowly?

  30. 30 Liver Cancer Symptoms

    This header is great, even better than previous. I like bubbles :)

    Liver Cancer Symptoms’s last blog post..What are the symptoms of liver cancer?

  31. 31 JD

    Liver Cancer Symptoms: Thank you! Bubbles are always good.


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