Substituting and editing your banner image is one of the fastest ways to refresh and revitalize your Squarespace website – not only is it fast but it’s also one of the most visible changes!
Banner images are prominently featured at the top of most websites and generally feature a large hero shot that spans from side to side, often including eye-catching text overlays.
Add a Background Image
Banners on Squarespace are full-width images or videos designed to draw the eye and enhance your website’s overall design. Banners can either stand alone as one single banner, or multiples can be combined for an animated slideshow effect.
At first, you need a high-quality image or video that represents your brand. Squarespace templates offer several banner image options to choose from; alternatively you can upload your own banner image. After optimizing image size before adding them to the website, this will ensure they load quickly and display correctly on desktop and mobile devices.
Ideal dimensions for banner images should range between 2000px-2500px wide; this will prevent Squarespace from having to crop or stretch them and ensure your website looks beautiful across devices.
Once your banner image has been uploaded, you can customize it by changing its background color or adding text and/or buttons as overlays. Changing font size or changing text colors to make your banner more eye-catching are also options available to you. When used on pages or blog posts, banners also act as an easy way of encouraging site visitors to sign up for newsletters, donate funds for causes they support, or learn more about your business.
Your banner should also feature a favicon (the small image that appears at the top of browser windows and on address bars). Furthermore, you can include a button block to direct visitors directly to a specific page on your site or an external service.
To modify the height of a banner, go to Edit on your page and either choose one of the predefined Section Heights or enter custom values for Height and Width. Mobile users will experience some cropping when viewing. Spacer blocks may also help increase banner height without adding new content to pages or sections.
Add a Text Block
Selecting an effective banner image size is essential to conveying your message efficiently. Banner images offer you an incredible opportunity to convey lots of information in a compact space. In this post, we’ll cover how to select an optimum size banner image size for your Squarespace website as well as tips on designing eye-catching banners that attract and engage your target audience.
When designing a banner, it’s essential to keep in mind that images will be cropped on mobile devices and tablets, potentially making the image appear blurry on smaller screens. To prevent this, using an image with both wide width and high resolution would be ideal. You could also add transparent overlays for an enhanced mobile experience.
Once you have selected an appropriate banner image size, the next step should be adding content. To do this, choose from among our library of Text blocks and click any predesigned layout that strikes your fancy.
Enter your content into a block, click Save, and adjust its settings in the control panel to change its layout and style – for instance font size, alignment and padding can all be altered to customize your banner!
Make your banner stand out from the rest of your website by including an announcement bar or social media widget, such as a social media widget or announcement bar with social media widgets. Furthermore, use an announcement bar as a way of adding a favicon (the icon that appears in browser tabs and address bars).
Another way to enhance your Squarespace banner is to reduce its height. Doing this will create a cleaner and more streamlined appearance on your site, making navigation simpler for visitors. You can do this using header layout editor available in Rally template as well as some others within Brine family templates.
Add a Spacer Block
Banner images are the centerpiece of many Squarespace websites, usually appearing at the top. These large hero shots often extend from side to side and often include some sort of eye-catching text overlay or button, making an immediate first impression when visitors arrive on your site. A banner image should be of high quality and well sized in order to create the best first impression possible for your visitors.
If your template doesn’t include sections, Squarespace banner editor offers an effective solution for changing the height of an image. This tool works best when working with smaller images as it allows you to adjust size without altering other parts of your page’s appearance.
But if your template uses sections, in order to increase the height of your banner image you will need to add spacer blocks in order to add height. Unfortunately, Squarespace doesn’t permit moving elements around freely like in other platforms; you must instead place each block type into specific slots that exist for them.
Your banner images can be found under Page Settings – Media in your site’s banner section. Using custom CSS code you may also be able to adjust their height if necessary; however this method should only be employed by advanced users seeking a truly tailored site experience.
Squarespace’s most underappreciated block is likely the spacer. Not only can you use it to align text and images, but you can also use it to create rows and columns on your website – I used spacer blocks for my client The Carriage House Houston to create a grid layout with ease of navigation that makes understanding their services and package prices clear for visitors.
One way a spacer can help is when added between images and text to prevent text from covering up images when viewing on mobile. Since Squarespace reads blocks left-to-right and top-to-bottom, if an image and text block are stacked together they will appear over top when viewing via mobile browsers.
Add a Button
Banner images can be found adorning most Squarespace websites at the top. Ranging in width from side-to-side and often featuring text overlays or buttons, visitors are typically the first to notice it; therefore it must be high-quality and crystal clear! To prevent Squarespace having to stretch or zoom your banner too much (but still under 500KB in size), an ideal width range for banner images would be 2000px-2500px wide while keeping its file size below 500KB.
One effective way of giving your banner an extra pop is to add buttons. Squarespace makes this task relatively straightforward: first log into your dashboard, navigate to the page where you would like the button added, click Add Button option from drop-down menu and select Button as your button type.
Once there, you’ll be asked to select a location for your button along with some basic settings, including its name and color. After selecting one style of button you would like, click “Add Button” again before following on-screen instructions to complete creating it.
Implementing buttons into banners follows a similar process to adding them elsewhere on your website; just ensure the color fits seamlessly with other aspects of design elements on your site.
Remember that banner images take up more screen space than other pages or blog posts; therefore they may not display on mobile devices if their mobile site configuration only displays certain sections at once.
If your website uses responsive design, however, this shouldn’t be an issue: Your banner should expand to fill any available space and should appear both on mobile devices and desktop computers.