Graphic?

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While we appreciate your vote in the JIB awards, it’s also a good time to upgrade our look — assuming we’d like to win the Design award, and on merit at that. Maybe Menachem‘s cynicism wasn’t so wrong, after all.

New C-C image

The image immediately above is a concept graphic, to replace the Cross-Currents logo at the top of each page. The responses from our writers have been 50/50 — everyone likes the idea of a photo, but is this the one? [Note that the font of Cross-Currents is not final.] This is a one-person-per-vote democratic effort, so please vote in the comments. [Suggestions for better images will also be taken.]

And if you haven’t voted within the last three days (yes, you can vote again every three days) in the JIB awards, please show your support!

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11 Responses

  1. sarah elias says:

    Ouch! Please don’t. That red really hurts the eyes. My advice? Leave well enough alone.

  2. Yaakov Menken says:

    Hmm… The following image is free. We can work with it if viewers like it. Otherwise I’m close to staying with Jim’s advice.

    boat at sunset

  3. Elie says:

    …agree with above… find a nice boat pic… we are more like a people in a boat. The wandering individual doesn’t capture our flavor or intent, IMHO. Or better, a sunset/rise…. ma’ariv arevim… which also means ‘mixes the mixtures’? Aha…a boat at sunset! There ya go.

    The lonlely wandering/seeking individual is more of a Xtian archetype, at least to me. I like to view us as a striving community, despite our differences.

  4. Chana Meira says:

    Simple can be sophisticated. I very much like the current logo and format. :)

  5. Joshua Nathan says:

    I would prefer something different or leave things as is. I voted for the site at Jpost.com.

    kol tov

    Joshua

  6. Rivka W. says:

    I agree with JimC. (Well, except for the first part of his last sentence. ;) )

  7. JimC says:

    Please don’t do it. Adding a photo would ruin your clear pure design and make your page much slower loading. That photo and almost any other would distract from your “Cross-Currents” heading. Please minimize the graphics, they’re distracting and add nothing to your excellent content. For what it’s worth I make my living designing user interfaces; yours is excellent as it is.

  8. Ezzie says:

    Not bad… too much of a fade on the right. It should be slower and more subtle.

  9. Southern Belle says:

    Although the photo shows a very narrow bridge, which is good, I dont like the idea that the man in the graphic is all alone in the wilderness. A blog where one can express opinions candidly for public vetting shouldnt portray the results of such activities as leading one to wander alone in the wilderness. Looks like chairem to me!

  10. Edvallace says:

    Aye!

  11. Mordechai Y. Scher says:

    I like it-a lot! The fella crossing the foot bridge could use a Labrador Retriever, though… (that’s one mine said, anyway) :-)