View Full Version : I need some help deciding on a header!

September 16th, 2009, 05:49 PM
ok. so my hubby went and made me 2 headers for my skateboard shop. Problem is I can't decide which one I like better!!!

Could you all take a look and tell me what you think? I am still thinking of selling this site after all but need to decide on a header.

The first one I uploaded to my site and the second one is on my server. You can access it here.

http://jpcskateboards.com/JPC Header.jpg


September 16th, 2009, 06:07 PM
I like the first one. The other is way too hard on my eyes and I end up trying to figure out what the images are since they aren't as easy to see.

Lynn Terry
September 16th, 2009, 06:13 PM
I like the first one too - though the 2nd one did have it's appeal.

Of course, Carol and I don't ride skateboards :D

(I used to, but that was like... another lifetime! haha)

September 16th, 2009, 06:42 PM
I like the first one, but I'm betting that a kid, teenager would like the second one. Maybe making the second one a little easier to read?

September 16th, 2009, 06:57 PM
I personally like the first one for the same reasons as well. But you are right Lynn, the second one does have it's appeal as well. I think I will stick to the first one, after all it is already on my site.

My hubby just thought maybe it was a little cartoonish to be taken as a serious site. I don't think so based on the theme of the site in the first place. Any thoughts?

Lynn Terry
September 16th, 2009, 06:59 PM
I actually thought it went very well with the overall site, and that may have even influenced my decision. I like.

September 16th, 2009, 07:19 PM
thank you Lynn. I will be sure to pass that along to my hubby. I keep telling him to get on this forum since he is looking for clients for his ecovers and header designing, but he isn't one for chatting much so I keep giving him work and passing it along on here so people can still see it.

Lynn Terry
September 16th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Well tell him we said hello at least ;)

September 16th, 2009, 07:32 PM
I like the 1st one!

Tell hubs hello. Nice designs.

Nelson Swett
September 16th, 2009, 07:54 PM
Wouldn't it be better to ask a sampling of your target market? such as teenage boys?

September 16th, 2009, 08:01 PM
That's what I initially thought - but on second thought, isn't it the mother's that have the credit cards?

Lynn Terry
September 16th, 2009, 08:05 PM
I have two teens. They both have their own computers. They ask permission to use my card, I say "sure" (after asking what it is), and they order the things they want. I never see the websites.

Not sure if I'm in the minority there...

Nelson Swett
September 16th, 2009, 08:37 PM
I agree with Lynn and that is generally the case with my two teenage boys. They surf the net, find what they want and ask me for money (though the asking for money isn't limited to only when they surf the net...but I digress).

Usually at that point I will take it from there. Or I will note the page url if I think it might be something I want to purchase as a gift. I'd go back the idea that the site is designed for the visitor and assume that in the teen market the initial visitor and the "purchaser" aren't always the same. But I'd optimize for the one trying to convince mom or dad. Once you've "presold" them, they'll do the preselling (begging, pleading) to mom or dad.

PS: Happy Meals aren't designed to be appealing to mom/dad...but they buy tons of them!

September 16th, 2009, 08:38 PM
yes, but the only one I know really well is my own son and he lives with his dad and can't be reached right now. Guess I could put out a request on Facebook and Twitter. I have cousins kids and friends teens on both of those.

I also found a cool enough looking skateboard forum but have been putting off joining since I don't know much about skateboarding, I wouldn't have much to contribute. But they would be the best market and it would get some of them over to my site too......

September 16th, 2009, 08:46 PM
I like the first one but as a middle aged woman I may not have a real take on what would work. You may want to find forums for skateboarders and post there.

You will get a much better feel based on target market.