Pretty Pervert: Give Headers

Would you like to pretty up Pervert Justice? I’ve neither the skills nor the time to learn the skills needed to come up with a pretty graphic header. Anyone that does have those skills and would enjoy spending the time creating such a header will get a permanent endorsement in the sidebar here at Pervert Justice, but unfortunately no immediate funds. The FtB theme recommends a header size of 728 × 120 pixels. Headers that use only the blog title as well as headers that use the blog title + “Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist Fucktoy of Death & Her Handmaiden” will be considered.

If you include my ‘nym you’re most likely to appeal to me by including it in much smaller font, and possibly even graphically de-emphasized, compared to the name of the blog itself. I regret that I cannot accept your header for actual use unless it comes with permanent, unrestricted rights of use and modification, save only the condition that any use always is credited to you as the creator and that if the image is modified, and if you so desire, credit includes a note that you created the original, not current, version. This is to protect generous content creators who don’t want to be overly associated with my later artistic fails in modifying their work.

Should this blog later come to make significant money, I may pay for your work at that time. In fact, I hope to do so at some point, but this is solely at my whim: no promise is made or implied.

Please do not steal the work of other artists, in whole or in part. I shall be most upset if I find your submission has used the work of others without their permission. The very least of possible consequences would be to have your header removed from this site & a note placed in the sidebar identifying you as the plagiarist responsible for the former blog header.


  1. says

    I think it might help if you mentioned what base you want – what kind of imagery? Just the blog name and your name would be kinda boring.

  2. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    True, but then,

    a) I’m kinda boring,
    b) I don’t really know what I want. Symbols of justice? Not really, no. At least not if they might be taken as endorsing currently entrenched systems of “justice”. Symbols of perversion? Well, not as such. Symbols of perverting maybe, symbols representing the actual wrenching something onto a new path, into a new course, towards a new direction – those would all be good, though I haven’t the faintest how that could be accomplished in 728×100 pixels.

    I suppose one thing I do know is that I want either a border or background that’s bright/vibrant enough to draw the eye: with ads on, which is how most people will experience the site, the blog banner has to set itself apart from ad banner, and I doubt it can do that without drawing the jaded eye.

    In any case, thanks so much for your question. It did make me think a little more, even if I’m not necessarily ready to provide a truly useful answer.

  3. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Oh, thanks, NelC!

    That’s definitely one right track. I think personal preference would give me a more “ultramarine” background than the current medium-blue, and then have the orange of “Pervert Justice” veer either towards a more copper or golden (including a bit more metallic) appearance *or* a bit more towards red (at least to terra cotta).

    But definitely that’s on the right track, and my personal preferences aren’t always good/popular design choices. If others chime in and like the color choices, I’d probably trust the crowd more than myself. As for the justice statue, I like where you’re headed with hir.

    If you do choose to keep playing with this, I’d much appreciate it, and if it isn’t too much work, could I see what it would be like to see the ‘nym running across the bottom, all on one line, rather than where it is? It might not work, but it’s something I thought of.

  4. says

    No problem; text and colours are easy to change around. I’ll work on that tomorrow, it’s getting beyond late here. Catch you then.

  5. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Okay, NelC, I’ve seen where you’re going (including the real metallic effect at #9) and I like it. I certainly couldn’t come up with better.

    But I have a few questions:
    1) how possible is it to scale the text? It would be nice if the long line of honorifics either stopped just shy of touching Pervy Justice or went all the way across the bottom.
    2) I forget, I think we said 100 pixels height, right? But going outside those lines just a bit is possible. the Pharyngula banner, for instance, has tentacles that roam outside the box, even though the box itself fits the hundred pix recommendation. That said, since it’s only a recommendation, maybe the long line of honorifics could be placed outside the banner box, just below it? Would that work better?
    3) I’m not a designer, so I don’t know, but do you think it would still look okay if the blog name was lowered slightly? Maybe centered between the top pixels of the LLoHs and the top of the banner-box? (Whether the LLoH is within or below the box wouldn’t change that the centering could be done from the top pixels of the LLoH.)
    4) Lady Justice wears a blindfold. I get where you’re going with the make-up and all…but what about Pervy Justice wearing one of those leather-kink eye-masks? Do you think that would work? (also, do you think that would be too much work? I really appreciate what you’ve done so far, it’s way better than anything I could put together.)

  6. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says


    I tried to sign in to gravatar to choose one, but it didn’t work, and why it didn’t work wasn’t obvious to me. So I was stuck without any gravatar control and with a sad.

  7. chigau (ever-elliptical) says

    I think I had trouble with getting a gravatar but I did it so long ago I don’t really remember.

  8. says

    Scaling the text is easy-peasy. I’m concerned about making the bottom line too small to read, but I can probably pull the horizontal scale in a bit without affecting readability, and making it bigger won’t present any problem.

    The height of other headers in FTB is 120 pixels. PZ’s tentacles header “cheats” by making the background colour block smaller so the tentacles can stylishly drape themselves out of the block. I can certainly do something similar with Ms Pervy Justice; watch this space.

    I can certainly vertically centre the blog name; I don’t have any strong feelings about top-ish vs centred. (I try not to get too precious about being the Designer 😉 This part of the process is about drawing out what’s in the client’s head, so ask away.)

    I think I can get a kinky eyemask on my model without any trouble, or else photoshop or paint one in.

    I’ll be back with some new versions later on.

  9. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Thank you again, NelC!

    I thought I would like my name to fall out of the banner color, but I didn’t. You were right. That’s why I love designers and others with a good artistic eye.

    I could use the first one as-is, but if you have any time for some final tweaks:
    1. I had imagined a mask that covers the eyes – some people in BDSM use them as blindfolds so that they can’t see. Statues of Lady Justice typically cover her eyes with a cloth (because “Justice is blind”). I was thinking of an alternative way to do that. If it doesn’t cover her eyes/ make her blind, the mask comes across as more superhero and less pervert, so either returning the face to no mask or blacking over the eyes would be good.

    2. The metallic effect is good, but I think it’s a little too strong – is there an easy way to make the contrast between the tops/bottoms of the title contrast less with the middle? I imagine that since the original color was more like the tops/bottoms that this would darken the middle rather than lightening the tops/bottoms. I’m good with that. I think the tops/bottoms are great and if you’re going to tweak it at all, darkening the middle is better than lightening the tops/bottoms.

    Also, of course, tops and bottoms are pressured enough to change as it is. I don’t want to add to that.

    Finally, I wish I could pay you, Nel C. This has been wonderfully helpful already, and, as I said, I could use #1 as is, without these last two tweaks, if you don’t have more time to devote. I imagine this will be the last bit of tweaking – just eyes and/or metallic effect & I’ll be as happy as a pig in flight*.

    *They’re happy flying, right? I mean, otherwise they wouldn’t be spending so much energy trying to grow wings, right? I don’t know, maybe not, but it’s what I heard from Ray Comfort.

  10. says

    Blindfolded Ms Pervy Justice coming up.

    I just realised I overdid the metallic effect in the last batch; I’ll go back to the version I had in #9.

    No worries, I got plenty of time, I’ve been unemployed with depression for a while. Doing little jobs like this keeps my hand in and reminds me about what I like about design.

    Back in a bit….

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