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Customizing the Banner Image for your Professional Web Site

This screencast will show you how to replace the banner image on the homepage of your blogs@psu website with your own custom image. 

Link to a video describing the process of creating a custom banner for your blog


My intial reaction was to start digging around in the css to find the file and replace it locally with my image. This is much simpler. Thanks!

I replaced the image, but then I lost the template color (I had red across the top above the banner, and now it is black). Is there a way to get the red color back? Thanks.

I am guessing that if you refreshed your styles.css template you lost whatever style you chose with the stylecatcher.

Instructions on how to use the sylecatcher are here:

Be sure to choose a style from the professional website category.

Great tutorial! very easy to follow.


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