Event Decorating Website Inspiration!

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Hi all!

I am trying to create a website for my friend's small business.

She does event decorations for things like birthdays, weddings etc

I currently started something but it needs a LOT of work: http://yandis.yolasite.com

I'm upgrading to Bronze or Silver - still not sure if Silver is really worth the extra $5 a month??

My main issue is the banner - notice i've added some kind of rainbow pic to the top as I was unable to use the banner I created for some reason...

Perhaps I need the right template tu use as my starting point but have no idea.. i've tried heaps!

Any suggestions, tips or those of you who have similar websites please post below!!!

Thanks!!
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Marcela

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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi Marcela,

Was the issue with your banner the size or were you receiving an error message? One Yola site in a similar industry that we think is quite stunning is reEvent. A large colorful banner packs a huge visual punch and draws visitors in right away.

Yola Silver is a tremendous value thanks to Mobile and Facebook publishing, access to our CSS editor and what might be most beneficial to you, access to our premium styles!

Hopefully other members of our forum will hop in here with their feedback.
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Marcela

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I'd say i'm having issues creating a banner... so the size is my key issue...
At the moment it's more of a guessing game and this seems to take up most of my time!
How can I create a great banner?
What are things to consider, tips etc?
I've seen some sites (including reEvent) that have different fonts too - so are they made via a different software and then uploaded??
Any tips would be much apprecaited!!
Bear in mind i don't have any software such as photoshop etc.. just the standard microsoft stuff :)
I usually create in powerpoint but then like I said it's a guessing game with sizing etc, have no idea what it should be or how to do this within powerpoint!!??
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Hi Marcela,

Starting at the bottom of your points list:

The image manipulation now doesn't require expensive software packages to do the full thing. There are many online facilities including Photoshop itself, GIMP Download free, Paint.net free downloadand a few others that I have seen referred to and recommended on this forum so that isn't a limitation anymore.

Custom fonts are easy these days. Google have a special collection that allows you to link to the font or download it to your site. The font gets sent around with your site to viewers looking at your site. It's no longer required that you have to use "safe-fonts" or images to fill this gap. Yola too have recently included a number of custom fonts for users and once again the remote user doesn't need to have the font installed to get the benefit of the design.

wrt to banner size, the measurement of the original or replacement banner for a Style is generally marked on the style in pixels. This allows you to create a banner image of the exact size and with the online image manipulation programs mentioned is quite easy to get the dimensions perfect. The design is from your head, from various image libraries of which a few specialise in banners and with Yola Silver an image library with some banner images available.

As far as tips for design go, a web-search will probably yield great ideas and guidelines for this.
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Hello Marcela

If you wouldn't like to download aynthing, you can also use the free online image editor Pixlr.com right away. As a beginner it will take you some time to learn how to use it, but it's worthwhile spending that time.

Here is an example of a banner I created with Pixlr.com: Chill Häkelträume. What I basically did was to upload the background image, cut it, and added text on it. The "Chill" logo is a small jpg-image that I added onto the banner image as a layer by using the layering feature (Layer > Open Image as Layer).

I'd suggest to play around with it a little, and see if you can get somewhere.