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A banner image is a wide image (AKA header image or hero image), typically in an aspect ratio of 2:1 to 4:1, displayed as a backdrop at the top of a profile page or post permalink.


Banner images help give a home page a distinctive, recognizable look, and can also provide a text overlay of the tagline of a site or page.

Topical banner images can be used to give a summary or an evocative context for a blog post on a specific topic.

How to

Embed a banner image near or at the top of a page, optionally stretching it using CSS to fill the full width of the page.

If your banner image has text, please make sure you mark it up alt text for that text at a minimum, and regardless, consider a brief textual description of the image as well.

How to markup

⚠️ There is currently no agreed upon way of marking up banner images in general, aside from a strong encouragement to provide alt text.

🤔 A banner image for a post could be marked up as a u-featured image, however, there are no known examples of doing so.

⛔️ DO NOT mark up as a u-photo, because a banner image is decorative content, NOT primary content, unless you are literally posting about the banner image itself (or multiple.

IndieWeb Examples

Add yourself!

Add yourself here… (see this for more details)


epoch banner image on homepage marked up as a u-featured

IndieWeb Banners

Thanks to Chris Aldrich for these banners!

General description: artistic looking banners using a beautiful photo background and a pithy IndieWeb-related statement or call to action in white serif text on top, with "" in an IndieWeb logo colored (yellow, orange, red) smaller text somewhere separate from the pithy statement.

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