Does your website banner extend across the top of each page?
Sorry to break the bad news, but they just look old and outdated. That’s because long, horizontal website banners don’t look good on a mobile device, and mobile is what’s driving design these days.
Quick and easy web header banner check
To see what your website header banner looks like on an iPhone 5 — without leaving your desktop…
- Enter your URL in Chrome browser. If you don’t have Chrome installed click here to download.
- Right-Click (Mac = Control + Click) anywhere on the web page
- Choose Inspect
- Near the top left click on the little phone/tablet screen icon
- View your site in the browser window
Reuse & Recycle
Still love your web header banner? You don’t have to abandon it. Instead…
Use it at the top of your e-newsletter to build your brand like Lacey did
Replace your current WordPress theme with a mobile-friendly version that has a banner on the home page. Here are three examples of themes from StudioPress that accommodate a long, horizontal header banner and still pass the mobile-friendly test, plus look fresh and modern.