The banners on my pages have never seemed quite right,
as I do not think that the blend in properly with
the rest of the page. So I've updated the NOS page
as an experiment, to give:
The new graphic is:
As you can see I've used a matte of blue around the
graphic, and made it with a transparent background.
When the blue background is added it gives:
The advantage of using the matte and transparent
background is that the matte will always nearly match
the background colour, even it is has a limited colour
and the previous graphic was:
which you can see it has a little too much yellow.
I borrowed the look of the graphic and added a few
new graphic elements.
I've done the same thing to the Cisco@napier page:
which I think works quite well. I love the warmth
of the orange background, and gives the page a warmer
feel, which sort of contrasts with the technical feel
of the material which is presented. The graphics that
I've added to the page also seem to smooth the flow
of the page. My favouriate graphics are:
Step into the future. This, to me, illustrates
how someone can step from one level of understanding
to another level. Sometimes education can provide
you with a foundation that was previously missing.
It also makes me think of the future, and how
it is so important to follow current technology,
even though no-one really knows where it is
The final link. Education can sometime
provide the missing link to give someone a complete
understanding of a subject. Thus this graphics
illustrates the adding of an element which provides
a complete foundation.
Guiding-light. I like this graphic as
it seems particularily revalent to eduction,
where a shining light can uliminate a darkened
room. Perhaps I have a rose-tinned view of education,
but I personally feel that education can make
a positive difference to people's attitude,
But my favouriate new graphic is this one:
which I find strangle appealing, especially as it uses
the Napier red.