Logo Design

The logo is an 800 x 200 JPEG image having the same background color (#e5e7c0) as the site header.  The text font is Brush Script MT, and is sized at 72 pt.

The wheat clipart contined in the logo was created by using a graphics editor to manipulate an image obtained from http://etc.usf.edu/clipart, the website of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, at URL http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/23100/23186/wheat_23186.htm pm December 2, 2008.  According to the license posted on the website a maximum of fifty (50) clipart items may be used in any non-commercial, educational  website without special permission, provided that a link to http://etc.usf.edu/clipart is included on the site.

The lily clipart contained in the logo was created by using a graphics editor to manipulate an image obtained from freeclipartpictures.com at URL http://www.freeclipartpictures.com/clipart/pages/00pics.shtml?flower-pic-031.jpg on December 2, 2008.  According to the Usage Rules posted on the website:

"All pictures at freeclipartpictures.com can be used on your personal webpages, school reports, any educational use, or for personal projects for FREE!!!   You do NOT have to ask for permission to use the images on your personal use, personal webpages, personal project, or educational use of images. Just save the clipart photos you wish to use and post them on your webpages. "


Sidebar Design

The sidebar has been customized to have the same background color as the site header.  Right now there are three objects in the sidebar:  a countdown box, a Navigation menu, and a text box.
 
 
Test RSS Feed
 
Google Gadgets has a number of RSS readers.  Two of them have been added below for testing purposes.  Right now these readers are set to pick up an RSS feed from Cath Marshall's blog.
 
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