So, my students know I love Flickr user, JD Hancock. His hundreds of images of superheroes, stormtroopers, doodads, and tiny people are mostly Creative Commons licensed, they are fantastically shot, and often convey a rich story. When it came time to design a new banner for my site (oh, I started this about…hmm…three months ago), I knew I wanted to use one of his images. So, after much work, I narrowed it down to two. The first, and my absolute favorite, features superhero Gold of the Metal Men. I really love the color and I think his expression speaks to my crusade to end mediocre visual aids.
The second sort of developed out of my frustration with getting the Gold banner to fit my header size. It’s much less specific but it features lovely colors.
I am at a bit of a loss. I love them both, but only one can live. Which do you like?