How to Add Background Images on Squarespace? Top Tips

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Squarespace provides several ways for adding background images, from using image effects and page banners, to customising templates. This guide will explore these options and demonstrate their use on your website.

Squarespace provides several built-in image layouts that pair nicely with text, such as card, collage and overlap.

Image Blocks

Image blocks are an integral component of Squarespace that allow you to create eye-catching content quickly and efficiently. They come in six distinct layouts – inline, card, collage, stack poster and overlap – each offering different settings so you can personalize its design for optimal performance.

Each block in this area of your website admin can be assigned a background color using the color panel, and masking for images within these blocks – also called masking – makes interacting with content much simpler for visitors by clicking to expand and see larger versions or videos of them. This customization makes user experience on your site much better overall!

If you need to add text with your image block, the Text Block tool provides an easy solution that enables you to edit text, add links and set formatting like bold or italics. Once complete, the text can either be placed within or overlayed over an image – providing another great opportunity for creating call to action buttons that encourage visitors to contact you, download documents or dial phone numbers (whatever action it may be necessary).

All image blocks include an option to add captions that will display below or over an image, providing you with an easy way to include names, titles and descriptions into your photo albums. Customisation can be accomplished by clicking “Design” tab of an image block and choosing an option from its Mask drop down menu.

Access the animation option for each image block by using the pen icon to edit, selecting “Design”, and choosing Animation from the drop down list. By default, animation features a subtle fade out; however you may alter its impact more dramatically as desired.

Image blocks offer another great benefit – the ability to convert them to gallery sections with numerous layout options for displaying images, making a portfolio page possible. This feature can especially come in handy for people selling products online as it enables a simple and clean way of having access to lots of pictures quickly and efficiently.


A header is an essential element of any website. Not only must it look pleasing and reflect your branding, but it must also be highly functional for visitors and easy for them to navigate.

Here are three of my go-to Squarespace hacks to help you design an incredible header and take your website to new heights!

Step one is to add a background image for your header, which can be done within the Layout section of Page Settings panel. Click “Header” and choose your background image accordingly.

Once you’ve added an image as the background for your header, the Header Text block allows you to add text – such as your business name, contact information or slogan! Plus it’s flexible – meaning that its size and position can be tailored specifically to match up with your header design.

By selecting “Link to Home,” you can also include a link back to your homepage in your header, allowing visitors to easily navigate directly to any page on your site!

Header features are extremely useful when it comes to adding some personality and professionalism to your site, including adding logos. Be sure to include your business name within this logo file for optimal search engine optimization (SEO).

Lastly, if you want your header to parallax scroll with ease, use the Header Animation code block. This will create an eye-catching effect and help your header stand out from its surroundings!

Squarespace provides another incredible feature – the ability to upload and customize background images for most Page Sections – giving you the power to create stunning visual elements like banners. This can help make your site truly stand out.


Footers are an effective way to display contact info, social media links, or any other key details about your company – including logos! To add one to your website simply click the “Edit Footer” button within Page Settings Menu – once there, you can edit existing sections, create new ones or even remove old ones before saving and publishing it!

Utilizing custom CSS code, it’s simple to add background images to your Squarespace website. Apply them globally or select individual pages – this guide will show you both!

Squarespace allows for many creative options when it comes to header creation. Some people may prefer full-width images while others might prefer more minimalist approaches like text or icons – no matter your choice, remember that its height should not exceed 2500 pixels for optimal results.

Squarespace provides several built-in image layouts that are helpful when it comes to combining images with text. The inline layout provides regular images while card and overlap layouts allow you to insert text next to or overlap images respectively. You can even use Squarespace’s round corner option for rounding off edges of images.

Background animations can add extra interest and readability on mobile devices, making your website even more engaging for visitors.

Squarespace tends to favor large, dramatic presentations; however, sometimes you need something smaller and subtler. Background patterns are an effective way to do just that quickly compared to photos.

Squarespace makes one of its signature features available to users: different footers for every page on your site. This can be especially helpful if multiple pages contain the same content, making footer editing an effortless process: just hover over any page to edit, click Edit Footer button and add one!


Squarespace is known for being image-centric; just take a look at their template demos – each is designed around stunning large images. But sometimes you may need to add text over a background image, perhaps as part of an announcement bar banner or announcement banner. We will walk through how this can be accomplished using card image blocks and custom CSS.

When creating a page section, there are various layout options to choose from – the “Page Background” being an effective means of adding an image with fixed width over your content. Furthermore, sticky mode enables visitors to stay with you as they scroll the page – perfect if the section remains visible even as they scroll past!

To add a page background to a section, simply select the pencil icon at the top-right of your section and click Background. From there, you can select your color theme for overlay as well as add content blocks into the block.

Page sections offer another useful feature – saving layouts for later reuse. This can be especially helpful when creating page templates with similar layouts that need to be reused across several pages on your website. To save, simply hover over and click the heart icon, enabling you to easily find this layout again in your saved sections list.

Page sections also allow you to style their built-in section dividers, giving your site more of a tailored appearance and making it feel more unique. Customizing their size, shape, and border radius is another effective way of personalizing its look; adding background colors that complement or contrast with those found elsewhere on your page are other possibilities as well.