There is no Eric in this Banner.

My banner is a marvelous print screen of my Tumblr archive. Studies have taken a seat in the front row of the priorities show so unfortunately I have not been able to blog as successfully or often as I usually do on holidays. By having a collage of images I believe it represents me remarkably well.

As stated in my About Me write-up, I can be very indecisive when describing myself. I like to dabble in a lot of little things such as movies, books, magazines, different types of music, travel destinations, fashion, and do not even get me started on food and drink! My guilty pleasure, also representing a decent portion of the banner, will forever remain my collection of bridal magazines.

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Coming a long way from this original screen shot, Photoshop enables me to swap a few of the wonderful images around and edit in my little title and introduction to Cherry Avenue, “Hello, darling”. As the first thing a reader lays eyes on, the banner ultimately sets the tone for the rest of the blog. By capturing the readers attention with a simple yet elegant array of images, it might persuade a trail of thoughts along the lines of, “maybe there is something in here for me”.

There are photos of Italy where I wish to travel next, a snippet of New York where I have been and desperately cannot wait to visit again in December 2013, multiple wedding shots, fashion shoots, friends in heels, the classic image of the soldier kissing the nurse as WWII ended, my favourite television series, books, and tea.

I am in every photo and every word of my banner, and my Cherry Avenue. 

Colours of the wind.

Pocahontas really had something going on when she was singing to the beautiful John Smith. Painting with colours is something I love doing, but when it comes to representing myself, pastel colours and black and white themes suit me best.

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A strong contrast of the white and black background gives the blog a traditional feel, as if you were reading from a notebook or even a newspaper. Hence my previous comment about the fonts and theme being great for a media release or prose styled blog.

As a colour, pink can mean a lot of things. The main symbols that reoccur during research were;

Pure

Innocent

Sympathetic

Loving

Classic

I believe these are wonderful traits to have in a blog. The last thing you want to come across as is moody and unprofessional. At the same time, you do not want to come across as overly self-involved or lackadaisical. When printed, these colours also project a high quality standard of work and design.

Another type of picture.

Graphology has been around for decades with people such as Max Pulver studying handwriting and the symbolic meanings of curves, pressure, and spacing of the pen. But with so many people moving to online blogging, graphology is now resonating its foundations and updating to analysing online fonts.

It is almost exactly the same.

Serif fonts are usually for prose whilst sans serif fonts are known for manuals and guidelines. I suppose this is fitting for my blog because personally I would rather someone get to know me through light reading than a need-to-know script. With the “Book Lite” themes’ easy to read typography and consistently aligned design, Cherry Avenue is an ideal blog space for me.

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The two fonts that lay claim to this blog are Rage Italic and Century. Rage Italic was used in my header image to convey a hand-written feel to the blog. I wanted the first image to be personal, and to go with that I had to find an authentic font. As part of the “Book Lite” theme, Century is not to be confused with the “fall back” font of Century Gothic. Its bold and elegant design is easy to read against the page, despite the  serif “flicks”, inspires an elegantly yet stylistic page.

Jsut beaucse yuor brian is albe to porcses and raed snetnces when the letetrs are jubmled deos not maen the redaer will ejnoy it. So correct punctuation in letter units is a must – plus makes you look like you know your stuff when you throw in an extra word here and there.

Furthermore, by justifying the paragraphs and having the font so large, it makes the posts the main focus. My previous blog space had widgets down both sides with numerous built-in menus and small and multi-coloured font s that were difficult to read. Having the font all black, capitals for headings, and an underline for links this blog resembles a simple yet stylish media release in a modern yet traditional read.