Posterous header image width

Just in case anyone using Posterous is wondering about the header image that Posterous lets you place at the top of a template as part of the Settings (in the Customize > Header Image settings)…

Posterous allows you to use an uploaded image as the header in the Settings for your template. You hit Settings, then Customize and Header Image. This replaces the title that otherwise appears as HTML text on the page, also showing the sub title if you have used one. Your title becomes the h1 tag’s title value. The alt value for the image is your Posterous’ title plus the subtitle – in the case of http://brumixda.posterous.com/ the header image’s alt tag is Birmingham IxDA – Interaction Design Association: Birmingham, UK
The image you upload isn’t trimmed or cropped, but it is resized. The point I wanted to make here is… 

the image is resized to 500 pixels wide 

…so if you’re worried about your image degrading, upload an image that’s 500px wide to start with. You’ll also probably want to crop it down to a letterbox, banner shape, or your content will appear too low down the page… 

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7 Responses to Posterous header image width

  1. Anonymous says:

    That’s useful. Thanks. I’m not seeing my header image yet.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks man.

  3. Anonymous says:

    yes thanks: that’s exactly the question i was asking myself. Now i got the answer !

  4. Anonymous says:

    This was really bugging me….I googled and look who gave me the answer 😉

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am indeed the king of banner image pixel width related questions today (re: my last blog post today)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Haha, yeah! A worthy king indeed!Loving the FB pic – I’ll have to have a mess around with that at some point!

  7. Anonymous says:

    So helpful. Thanks!

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