Friday, May 26, 2017

Anatomy of a Bates Header

Earlier this week, we posted a new blog header. Several of our readers have asked that we share the progression of headers that have appeared on our blog since its inception. To view a larger version of each header, just double click on it.

 December 2014

 May 2015

 December 2015

 June 2016

 August 2016

May 2017

Photos courtesy of UP, chadanderin.com, Gil and Kelly Bates, Michael and Brandon Keilen, Alyssa and John Webster, Zach and Whitney Bates

25 comments:

  1. similar to the may 2015 header but i still like this one best

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  2. To be honest, I really don't like the last/most recent one! My favorite it the second to last one...but that's just my opinion!

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  3. My favorite is the May 2015 header. The white font pops agains the teal background. I also prefer the full photos to just head shots. I'm sure it's not easy coming up with something new and different so frequently when there are so many family changes/additions.

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  4. Lexi is a cute baby, but why does she have to have two green leaves growing out of her head?

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    1. Isn't she adorable, headband and all?

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    2. I agree that the leaves are very unattractive. Babies are cute without headbands.

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  5. My favorite is the one from May 2015!
    Nessie

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  6. I made a header and emailed it to you, don't know if you received it

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    1. That's kind of you :)

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  7. This is great! We get to see the family progress. I really love purple and black but honestly it's easier to read the other headers than this one. For a first try the current one is awesome. Just needs tweeking. I'm impressed.

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  8. I really like the May 2015 version! The families are all included in one picture but the picture is small enough that the header is concise and not cluttered.

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  9. I like May 2015 the best!

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  10. I just wanted to say that out of all of the blog headers I like the one from August but with updated photos of everyone

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  11. I have to say that I really don't like the new header. It looks so unprofessional.

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  12. I like them all, there all different looking....Jane

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  13. These are interesting to see. My favorite is May 2015.

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  14. I love both the May 2015 and December 2015! They are my favorites. The current one is great, but it still isn't doing it for me. :(

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  15. You all should go back to using a header similar to May 2015.

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  16. I liked the ones from 2016 the best. They looked the most professional and clean. Also, this post title does not make sense. "Anatomy of a Bates header" implies that you're going to tell us the parts of a header and how they're made. This is really just a progression or history of how it's changed over the years. I'm not a journalist but I always think about the meaning of words and try to be as accurate as possible.

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  17. I like the May 2015 header.

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  18. It's a bow in Lexie hair.

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    1. She is. She's in a picture with Brandon. They call her "Michael" on the header, though since she prefers to be called that now. Her legal name is Michael, but they wanted her to have a more girl name once they found out that Michel (Different spelling!), David's wife in the Bible, wasn't a good role model. They could only change her name by adding an extra letter, so it became Michaela. When she got older, she preferred to be called Michael.

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