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  Asked By: Bhavika    Date: Oct 19    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1911

I've applied one of the 'sample master pages' to a site. The
Clarity-Blue one to be exact. Everything looks great except that my
company logo didn't appear on the top of the page. So I went to site
settings/Title, Description and Icon and saw that the location of the
icon is still good and when clicking Test it appears fine. Is there a
specific location that the logo has to be for it to display on the new
master? Right now it's located in a shared folder in the root of the

I tried to edit the default. aspx in SP Designer but it looks to me that
the section containing the logo isn't editable.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Leanne Rios     Answered On: Oct 19

Two tricks to that!

One identify the logo  file and just update it with yours

Or you need to look in the CSS for it.

Answer #2    Answered By: Zachary Roberts     Answered On: Oct 19

Take a look in the template_layout1.css that is used by that Masterpage and you
will find the following two entries.

#GlobalTitleAreaImage {
background:transparent url("../images/lay1_people.jpg") no-repeat;

#GlobalTitleAreaImage img {

The output of the SharePoint:SiteImageLogo control is an IMG html tag. Since
the style class for the surrounding DIV tag is GlobalTitleAreaImage the IMG tag
doesn't display. Instead the Background image lay1_people.jpg displays. To make
it work for your site  again you would need to override the two CSS classes above
and remove the Background:... line from the first and the display:none; line
from the second.

Here's a comment from a SharePoint project team BLOG article that explains why
most of the master  pages other than the original default.master don't use the

While there is an out of the box method for adding a logo  (Site Settings >
Title, Description and Icon), doing this does not automatically carry the logo
down to new sub-sites as they are created; instead, you would need to re-specify
the logo on each site. This is by design just in case you want to specify a
different logo on the subsites, which normally makes perfect sense...

Based on that comment it appears  that Microsoft has started hard coding the
image in more recently released Masterpages.

Answer #3    Answered By: Maura Durham     Answered On: Oct 19

Just wanted to thank you for the very helpful tip and excellent
explanation...worked like a charm!

When I deleted the lines as you suggested, my logo  appeared perfectly
but the words Company Logo were still there. So I went into
color_layout1_blue.css and deleted the background:transparent url...
line from #company-logo and now I'm golden.

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