Changing the graphics on the home page of a SharePoint site

Applies to
Microsoft Windows® SharePoint® Services technology

When you create a site in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services by using the default Team Site template, the home page includes two default graphics. A Windows SharePoint Services graphic appears in the body of the page, and a picture of a house in a circle appears near the site title. You can change these graphics to customize your site. Changing the smaller graphic requires a Windows SharePoint Services compatible Web page editor, such as Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003.

Changing the larger graphic

You can replace the default graphic displayed on the home page (the Windows SharePoint Services graphic) with another graphic.

This is the graphic that appears by default:

Windows SharePoint Services Large Logo

The first step in changing the default graphic is to import the new graphic into your SharePoint site.

Import graphic
  1. On the Quick Launch bar on your home page, click Shared Documents.

 Note   You can add the graphic to any document or picture library on your site. You might want to create a separate library for site graphics and apply more strict permissions settings to that library. This can help prevent site users from inadvertently deleting home page graphics. However, all site users must have permission to view items in the library or they will be prompted for a user name and password when they attempt to view the home page.

  1. On the list toolbar for the document library, click Upload Document.
  2. Click Browse and locate the graphic you want to use, and then click Open.
  3. Open the library where you saved the graphic.
  4. Click the file name of the graphic. The graphic opens by itself in the browser.
  5. Copy the URL from the Address bar of your Web browser by selecting the URL and pressing CTRL+C.
  6. Click Save and Close.
Display the new graphic in the Site Image Web Part
  1. On your site's home page, click Modify Shared Page, point to Modify Shared Web Parts, and then click Site Image.

The Site Image Tool Pane opens.

  1. In the Image Link box, paste the Web address of the file that you imported by pressing CTRL+V.
  2. Click OK.

 Note   If new new graphic does not appear, try repeating the steps in this section, but replace each space in the Web address with %20.

Change the smaller graphic

Changing the smaller graphic requires using a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible Web page editor such as Office FrontPage 2003. The following steps tell you how to complete this task by using Office FrontPage 2003.

This is the graphic that appears by default:

Windows SharePoint Services Small Logo

  1. Add the desired graphic to a document or picture library on your site as described earlier in "Import graphic." As with the larger graphic, make sure that all site users have permission to view items in the library where you add the graphic.
  2. Go to the library where you saved the graphic.
  3. Click the file name of the graphic. The graphic opens by itself in the browser.
  4. Copy the URL from the Address bar of your Web browser by selecting the URL and pressing CTRL+C.
  5. Open Office FrontPage 2003.
  6. In Office FrontPage 2003, click File and then click Open Site.
  7. Type the URL to your Windows SharePoint Services site, and then click Open.
  8. Double-click the file name of the home page, default.aspx.
  9. Right-click the graphic, and then click Picture Properties.
  10. Click the General tab.
  11. In the Picture field, paste the Web address to the new graphic by pressing CTRL+V.
  12. On the Appearance tab, do one of the following:
    • If you do not know the width and height of the desired graphic, clear the Specify size check box.
    • If you want to specify the width and height of the graphic, enter the dimensions in the Width and Height fields.

 Note   Specifying a larger graphic than the default will also increase the size of the table cell holding it, changing the layout of the home page.

  1. Click OK.
 
 
Applies to:
Windows Sharepoint Services 2.0