Squarespace Logo System allows for efficient formatting of logos to fit different forms and sizes – including mobile – without losing quality or adaptability.
Unfortunately, sometimes your logo appears too small on your website, a situation which can be immensely frustrating if you’ve invested both time and money in creating one of your own. Luckily, there are multiple solutions to solve this problem.
Adjust the Width
As part of using Squarespace to build your website, one of the key steps is uploading a high-quality logo file. This ensures your logo looks sharp and clear across devices – smartphones and tablets alike – but if you’re not careful it may appear too small on your navigation bar; this can be particularly annoying if you spent both time and money creating one for your business. Luckily there are ways around this problem that may help.
Utilizing Squarespace’s logo tool, you can modify the size of your site’s header image by uploading a PNG or JPG file and specifying width settings; text can also be added and alignment adjustments set as you browse your images for uploading purposes. Once your image has been chosen, click Save to secure all changes made.
Adjusting the size of your Squarespace logo in the Header section of the Settings panel is another useful way to customize its display across devices, including mobile. This option works great if you want your logo visible across all devices but don’t have enough room in your header for an in-your-face version of it.
Adjusting the size of your Squarespace logo requires keeping in mind two points: firstly, that a larger file can slow down loading speed of your site; secondly, too small an image file could result in scaling-up and possibly making it appear pixelated; therefore it’s best to start out with a smaller image and gradually add or modify according to personal taste.
One more advanced way of expanding your Squarespace logo is using custom CSS code. This approach gives more control over its appearance; simply navigate to Home > Design > Custom CSS and add one.
To create a custom CSS code, enter the following into the Custom CSS box and replace “100px” with the desired size of your Squarespace logo.
Upload a Higher Resolution Version
High-resolution image files are one of the best ways to ensure your logo remains sharp and clear across devices. Since Squarespace resizes your logo depending on screen sizes, resizing a smaller image could lead to blurry and pixelated effects as it’s stretched. In order to avoid this happening, use high-quality image files with at least 2500 pixels wide images if not larger versions if possible.
If you have an image with a large file size, using compression tools like TinyPNG or Compressor may help reduce its file size without impacting its quality – though please keep in mind this will increase loading time of your website.
An alternative method for increasing the size of your logo is to go into your site style settings and change the banner image size, thus preventing Squarespace from stretching or zooming the image, keeping its superior quality intact. To do this, navigate to design > site styles > logo width and adjust the sliders (source: Squarespace Blog).
Alternative, you can access your template’s Page Layout > Header section by hovering over any page’s top-left corner and clicking Edit page, where you will have two options available to you when setting a header height: Preset Height or Custom height options.
At the same time as customizing the size of your banner, this method can also be used to adjust the size of an Image Block logo. When creating one for a page, make sure your image file is at least 1500-2500 pixels wide for optimal results on various screens.
Alternatively, if you are working with smaller images, use the Retina logo option to ensure your Squarespace logo appears crisp on high-definition screens. This option resizes your logo according to how high-definition screens display it – though this might not be suitable for every device.
Adjust the Navigation Bar
No matter if you’re using a Squarespace family template or custom design, adjusting your logo size is easy by going to “Design,” then “Logo & Title,” where the slider allows for precise height changes. Once satisfied with the results, just save and store.
Another effective method for increasing the size of your Squarespace logo is adding custom CSS code. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a computer programming language used to style website pages and layout. By customizing its code to meet your exact aesthetic needs, custom CSS allows you to achieve exactly the look and feel you want for your Squarespace website.
Squarespace can present some limitations when creating websites, including when changing default font sizes, header images and other elements. But if you are willing to work within these limitations and research best practices for website design, Squarespace sites provide the perfect canvas on which you can craft something truly impressive.
Squarespace prioritizes compatibility between websites and all possible devices, meaning your Squarespace logo automatically resizes to fit header areas on smaller screens – providing optimal display on all devices while making it appear smaller on larger displays. While this ensures your logo displays correctly across devices, it could make its size less obvious on larger displays.
To solve this issue, add the following code to your home page in order to adjust its logo size on mobile devices:
The first line will direct your browser to only apply this CSS on screens that are at least 1000px wide, while the second sets a maximum height of 300px for your logo, to avoid it becoming too small and give your site an elegant, modern feel.
Add Custom CSS
Logos are an important aspect of any business website, helping attract visitors’ attention while reinforcing brand identity. Unfortunately, many Squarespace users struggle with small logos when using default settings on the platform; there are several solutions for this, such as uploading a higher-resolution file, altering size via Site Styles menu or using logo blocks that may provide relief.
Squarespace requires you to provide a logo when building your site, which can be added in various locations including navigation bar and header. Unfortunately, its small size often makes your website appear disorganized or unprofessional; however, there are steps you can take to increase its size and visibility.
At first, you’ll need to create a high-quality version of your logo. At minimum, your image should measure 250px wide by 50px tall for web use; optimization will prevent pixels from becoming pixelated when resized.
Once your logo is ready, it’s time to add it to your Squarespace website. To do this, head to your site preview and click EDIT before selecting LOGO & TITLE from the drop-down list, followed by + and selecting your file for uploading. When your file has uploaded successfully, adjust its height on desktop by using the LOGO HEIGHT bar while for mobile you can use MOBILE LOGO MAX HEIGHT bar.
Using a Squarespace 7.0 template differs slightly from using one with version 7.1 templates, but is still quite straightforward. For these templates, to upload your logo you’ll need to click Design tab, then LOGO & TITLE before adjusting its height by using slider.
As part of branding your business and making sure it looks professional, having an impressive logo on your Squarespace website is integral. There are multiple methods you can use to adjust its size: padding adjustment, uploading higher-resolution files or adding custom CSS. By following these steps, your Squarespace logo should remain readable on all devices.