23 Sep 11 2:00 am
The selling point of your website is the words in you. Focus on your content, put a decent but not too fussy header on. But others said that some of their websites did better without a header graphic than with.
The header is part of the site. Just design around concepts because all that a site is a prettified concept. If you think about what HTML really is, no CSS, no font, no centering, just the tags and nothing but tags and text, no images, nothing, that is HTML, that is what the site truly is, if I go to your site and don't want to stay for even a moment, the site has failed.