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How to Change Your Site's Logo

Our RebelMouse sites come with a default logo that you can easily change.


Start with a Retina-Friendly Image

There's no shortage of high-resolution displays available to users today. From high-end monitors to smartphone screens to Apple's own Retina-display technology, it's more important than ever to make sure your images look crisp on all displays. And there's no better place to start with than your logo. So how do you create a Retina-friendly image? A good rule of thumb is to double the image's dimensions.

For example, if you have a 100 x 200 pixel logo that you want to use on your site, you'll want to create and use a 200 x 400 pixel version of it. (Note: We said create. If you're just taking an existing image and blowing up its size, then you're in for disappointment. This is because you're stretching the existing pixels instead of condensing them, which results in a blurry finished product. In our example, we'd want to create and save a 200 x 400 pixel image from a larger source file.)

Once the new logo is placed on your site and automatically scaled down to 100 x 200 pixels, the pixel count doubles, resulting in a a sharp image that can be enjoyed at most resolutions.

Here's How to Change Your Site's Logo

1. Go to the Layout & Design tool in the left-hand navigation menu.

2. Click on the page that you want to change the logo on (most common places would be Top Bar or Footer). Let's click on Top Bar for this example:

3. Click on the Logo element.

4. On the right-hand side, a Properties card will appear for the element, allowing you to upload your own logo.

You can choose whether you want different logos to display for desktop, tablet, or mobile, or one logo for all devices.

5. Don't forget to click Save after uploading your image(s)!

How to Include Interactive Elements in Posts

Enhance your articles with rich and creative media

Every article is a fresh chance to grab new readers and nurture loyal followers. This is why we give creators every opportunity to build content rich with media elements that enhance every reader's experience.

Add More Layers to Your Content

You can easily add interactive elements, like charts, to posts on our platform. For example, if you need to embed iframe code into a post, this can be done via our Add Media Bar. To do so, click the code icon (< >):

A text box will appear so you can insert your code:

Embedded Code Across Platforms

One important thing to keep in mind is that Google AMP, AppleNews, and Facebook Instant Articles will not always support embedded code. So if you use an iframe, it's best to turn off distribution to those channels for that particular post. If you have a lot of posts that require embedded code, this could be problematic for growth across those important platforms.

If you do want to use an iframe on a post destined for Google AMP distribution, it can be possible if the iframe is not at the top of the page or within the first 75% of the viewport when the page is scrolled to the top (whichever is smaller). AMP is a fast technology designed for mobile users and iframes are loaded using arbitrary timing that AMP's technology cannot ensure. For this reason, it's suggested that iframes be included in places that are not visible by users upon load.

If you have an article that needs to include an iframe at the top of the page, or within the first 75% of the viewport, AMP can be turned off for that individual article within Entry Editor.

If you don't need an interactive chart to be interactive in nature, can turn it into an image and upload it directly to your post. This way it will work on all platforms, including Google AMP, Apple News, and Facebook Instant Articles. This option, when possible, is ideal to ensure you're optimized for page speed.

Take Advantage of Shortcodes

Another great way to embed media is through our shortcodes functionality. Click here to learn more about shortcodes. Shortcodes can also inserted using the Add Media Bar. Click the brackets icon ([ ]) to choose the shortcode you want to use.

Here's an example of a chart on an article page that's been inserted using a shortcode:

If you have any questions about how to add interactive elements to your content, please email support@rebelmouse.com or talk to your account manager today.

Shortcodes Dashboard: Dynamic Media in Just a Few Clicks

Create multidimensional content with easy-to-find shortcodes

We believe static media is dead, and that every piece of content should be multidimensional and engaging. This is why our platform enables creators so they can add dynamic media to their content in easy and efficient ways.

One simple way to add interactive content to any post is through the use of shortcodes. Shortcodes are small snippets of code that are easier to remember than longer sequences. They typically will activate a feature or embed media into an article.

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