Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Anatomy of a Header

Last week, we posted a new blog header and a new Facebook header, courtesy of our incredible web designer, Rachel. For posterity, we thought we would post all our old headers in order so you can see how the Duggar family has grown and changed since we started blogging in 2009. If you double-click each header, you'll be able to see a larger version of it.

2009

2010
2011

Spring 2012

Fall 2012

Spring 2013

Summer 2013

Winter 2013

Spring 2014

Summer 2014

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Spring 2017

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(NashvilleWife.com and BatesFamilyBlog.com).

Photos courtesy TLC, duggarfamily.com, theseewaldfamily.com, 
jingerandjeremy.com, dillardfamily.com, duggarfamilyblog.com

62 comments:

  1. Aren't the Duggars still handing out pictures with that 2010 scene on them?

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  2. Wow it's amazing to me how much everyone has grown over the years. Thank you for sharing the this post. I always wondered what the headers looked like before I found this blog.

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  3. I noticed in spring 2012, Jason and James are labeled incorrectly.

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  4. Wow a lot of differences in the family since when you first started! And definitely improments in the headers as well. All of the latest ones are my favorites. Keep up the good work!

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  5. I love all the headers!!!! And I love seeing this family grow!

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  6. I like the font and design of the fall 2015/spring 2016 header best. Easiest to see.

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  7. So cool...thanks for that...neat to see😊

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  8. Thank you for sharing. I appreciate your efforts to provide.

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  9. Some of ads on this blog are not in line with duggar values. (Sensually dressed women).:(

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    1. The ads I see are things I've searched for on my phone. what have you been searching?

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    2. They're related to your own Google searches. I see advertisements on stuff I Googled last week.

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    3. 1:41--you are responsible for the search ads that come up. If you have given permission for someone else to use your devices then they are doing a Google search with sensually dressed women. Good luck with that!

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  10. Nice idea to put them all together in one post, but i liked it better when the grandkids were all after all of the duggar kids, in age order!
    would you consider going back to that style in the future?

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    1. Really? For me it is sure easier to see who's child is who's if they are "beside their parents." Also as a web designer, it looks better this way.

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    2. I agree! It is getting too cluttered! Poor Josie will never be seen with this format!

      Find another place to feature the grandchildren. Spouses are fine or start doing Family Pics and post just one pic.

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    3. Personally l like it better how it is now. Way less confusing than having to wonder whose kids are whose

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    4. If you know the family you know who are the parents to each children! I think it would be clearer to see the original family and then the new generation!

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  11. The headers just keep getting better and better.

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  12. The family is getting bigger is Tyler be added soon or just biological kids and grandkids and husbands or wives?

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    1. Maybe Tyler doesn't want he picture adding.

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    2. If they are still working things out legally then he might not be allowed to be put in social media yet.

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  13. I think y'all need to give up on the every-grandkid-gets-a-square approach. Not even the married couples get their own square.

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    1. I was wondering the same thing... Maybe go to a siblings group picture, or even a family picture. With the growing of this beautiful family...it seems like a future option. :)

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  14. Wow so that means I've been reading this blog since 2010 because I remember all of the headers except the one from '09

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  15. Thanks for posting these headers! It is really neat to see how they have grown and changed.

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  16. I love the very first family photo with instruments in hand. The reason I love it is because that first photo represents the original Duggar family and why we all came to love this family in the beginning!

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    1. I agree. The good old days of the Duggars.

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  17. I REALLY love the headers with the Duggar's cordinating (ex-2012-13) I wish they could all take photos like that again for this year!

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    1. If I am remembering correctly, the coordinating outfits, were from a people magazine photo shoot.
      I'm not sure how easy it would be to arrange such an event again, given all of the controversy surrounding Josh, and with Jill/Derek/Isreal and Jinger/Jeremy, living far away.

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  18. The Duggar family is like three of my families lifetimes in one. We had six children in our family. The Duggar family goes one of our life tomes already. It is a huge family, how it will all go is difficult to imagine, even many big families like ours if six and parents are not a frame of reference. So far lily and Ellie are dfounga good job of framing the big picture, I don't know for how long you will keep it up though. (Who else's mind just goes to a shmoz at trying to think of it all? I suppose some people who are very smart have the ability to keep all in their heads.)

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    1. In all due respect, WHAT?? This made no sense.

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    2. Your typos ate funny. I love shmoz.

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    3. Great comment!!!

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  19. great post with the headers! based on the designs, i've been following you since spring 2012! so almost 5 years! i remember when i first came across it. thanks for all your hard work ladies!

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  20. Now. Turn that into a poster and I feel like people would buy it or a coffee mug set, each with its own header. Collect all the headers! Or something.

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    1. Capitalism. I like it!

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  21. By the way...still think that as the family becomes larger that the header should become interactive. Let a picture flash or have a bold boarder so we know to click for news. If it is general family then click the text. It will stop being the header and be the front page, the gateway. :) I enjoyed suggesting even if it is unsolicited and totally silly.

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  22. Thank you ladies so much for all your hard work keeping us Duggar fans in the loop with pictures and info. It is very much appreciated!! We love the Duggars and again appreciate all Lily and Ellie's HARD WORK!

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  23. Wow to the Ladies and Rachel! That's a lot of work and dedication posted above! Nice job!

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  24. Very soon the header will change, and change, and change because there's no room for each new kids who comes to this world =-) I would recommend putting a picture of the whole new family (that is to say, now you would have a picture of Jessa, Ben, Spurge & Henry). It's much easier to change or update this way. Plus you don't have the lack of room issue.
    Keep up the good work. Thanks =-)

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  25. Summer 2016 is my favorite in font and color.

    Thank you Lily and Ellie for providing us with a decent and accurate news/ update source for Duggar family.

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  26. I love seeing the changes over the years! I go back and look at older pictures of my family frequently... I enjoy the nostalgia. :) I love the candid shots in the header from 2011-2012, especially the picture of Michelle and Grandma Duggar.

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  27. here's a suggestion for the header as the family grows: give each of the married children the space of about 2 frames & include the children (much like the picture of carson, chad & erin bates paine in their header) this way you can increase the size of the frames and reduce them as the double frames take up more space. just food for thought for later down the road.

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  28. Thank you, Lily and Ellie for all that you do for this blog!! I really enjoy reading it and love getting day to day updates on the Duggar and Bates families!

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  29. Or make each frame a slideshow so ex. Jessa is in her frame and every 2 secs it changes then Ben is there and in two more seconds spurgie and in two more secs Henry and in two more secs it starts again w jessa.

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  30. What they should do is each married couple should take a picture of themself with their children instead of having separate pictures it would be easier and take up less space.

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  31. Lily & Ellie I started reading your blog in the fall of 2012.

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  32. My thought is to label Grandma as Grandma Mary instead of just Grandma

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  33. Do you think you could possibly make a post like this for the bates headers ? ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Sure! Our web designer is currently working on a new header for our Bates blog as well.

      Ellie

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    2. It looks great! It would be cool if you could click on a photo and pull up facts on that person and all posts mentioning that person. But I know that's a lot of work for your web designer.

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  34. I have been wondering, why doesn't Grandma Duggar live with them anymore? Where does she live now?
    She was clearly a rock in their every day family life. And also, I believe she was responsible for laundry.

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    1. When Jim Bob's sister got divorced, I believe Mary went to live with her.

      As for laundry, the people responsible for making it should be the ones responsible for doing it. That includes all those able-bodied Duggar boys.

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  35. Yes, thank you, ladies, for all your work here on the header, but I know it's not my computer....this page is getting smaller and smaller as it doesn't take up the whole screen of my computer. It's the only 'page' that does this. Why is it not 'full screen'? With all the additions in this family constantly going on, it's going to be dime-size soon. I think the 'in-law children' and the grandkids should get their own separate line. Keep the original 19 alone & separate. Please give Mary Duggar her name.

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  36. Mary Duggar is now living with her daughter, Jim Bob's sister, Deanna. Why she moved out of this house some time ago has NEVER been addressed. They haven't even stated that Mary Duggar did move out. They have and do remain silent about this. Don't know why.

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  37. I love this Spring 2017 Header! LOve the updated pictures!

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  38. I like the new header, but it is feeling more and more cluttered. Maybe, in the future, you might consider using family photos instead of individual ones for each Duggar sibling and their kids?

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