Why header is so important?
Positionally, header is on the top of an infographic, which according to readers' reading habits, first comes to their eyes. It may decide whether people will go ahead with the body content or not. So the header's job is to entice readers and capture their attention so that they will continue with more details.
How to design an effective and enticing header?
Good header involves with nice font, arrangement, background, embellishments, headline writing and so on. The general rule for header design is to make the header attractive enough while keep the color or theme as consistent as possible.
Header background can be solid color, gradient color, pattern or photo. Usually the background color of the header should be different with the body. You can use completely two different colors or use two-tone colors to make it contrast. In this way the header can be easily noticed.
When you use a photo, choose one which could reflect the content of the infographic. The photo shouldn't contain two many details, as they might distract your attention from the headlines.
Headline writing must be clear, relevant and enticing. Here are some tips of how to write catchy headlines.
- Use numbers.
- Use engaging adjectives.
- Use interrogative adverbs such as how, when, which, etc.
- Suggest the best way to do something.
Here are some examples:
- 10 of the Best Free Vector Image Sites.
- 30 Simple Habits to Make Yourself Better.
- How to Draw an Infographic in 10 Minutes