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Design the BlenderNation Header


logo-mike.jpgIt's time to change our header again! I was a bit too busy for the last few weeks to take care of this - my apologies. This week's entry is created by Mike Pan. It immediately made my mouth water and that made the choice easy :) Congratulations, Mike! Your image will be on the site until next week.

To see the new header, you may need to press SHIFT+reload in your browser to force a cache refresh.

Keep the designs coming! Just paste them under this post. Also if your header image wasn't selected this week, I may still pick it next week.

I had a look over all the previous entries again, and quite a few were unusable. I'll repeat the requirements again, and add a few extra hints at the bottom:

  • only submit complete, 'ready to use' headers.
  • use the correct format (700 x 100 pixels). (size updated)
  • use the correct background color (#3388cc).
  • don't use the left-side of the image (as the BlenderNation text and menu will be there).
  • we like the (reflective) bar that Mathias introduced; you can use that as well, but it's not required.
  • please add your own name to the far right in a font like Arial or Helvetica.

Extra hints:

  • always make sure that your image has a gradient to the background color (#3388cc) at the left; the header has a 'fluid' design meaning that if the page is wider than 700 pixels, extra blue will be added to the left. If you don't use a gradient, this will show as a discontinuity in the background color.
  • again, use the correct background color.
  • don't put any text at the bottom of your image; our menu will be printed over it.

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. @ Lukast. A few days ago i saw image of a Blender keyring. I was like kool something new in the Blender shop. I found out latter it was a Blender render \^_^/


    Great work Mike,

  2. @ Studio Stockwell: I saw the Blender Keyring on the gallery... yeah.

    @ Anyone else: Anyone have a downloadable model of a super-robot so I don't have to waste my money on Turbsquid to get one?

  3. Oh, and @ Joshua: Nice one. Usually, the strawberries I get turn white and green in two weeks XP... Permanent 3D models = solution! Forget "Debbie Meyer's Green Bags"! Download [insert name here's (I never read the topic... just the comments ^.^)] strawberries!

    Okay. I've officially classified myself as insane.

  4. Are there going to be new headers? it's been more than a month since the last comment... (the strawberry looks great! no problem with that ;) , just wanted to post something :) ) btw, if this is still open to new headers.., is it ok to use mancandy or oder stuff like suzanne?

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