Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Finally, this section has Logo URL And Description. This feature wasn’t present during
creation, and it is a great way to customize a new site. The new icon replaces the SharePoint “play-
toy people” icon in the top-left corner of the page. You can enter a URL for a new image hosted
elsewhere, but you probably have a company logo or team photograph you’d like to place on the
web server directly (files in the SharePoint root are replicated between SharePoint servers, so
each accesses files from there locally, making for quick load times). In that case, the full path to
the suggested location is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server
Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES\. You can also easily navigate to this location in the IIS
Manager (see Figure 9.7) should you not remember the exact path.
1. For this example, place your new logo in the images directory (or directory of your
choice). It can be any image file you like, but consider its size. Because it’s going to be
placed at the top left of every page in the site, you’ll probably want to use something
small. (60 × 60 is recommended.) Once the logo is in place, you can use a relative path in
the Logo URL field.
2. Change the logo for the site. My example uses a small GIF; you can use whatever you like.
3. For the logo URL, enter /_layouts/images/imagefilename , and click OK. See Figure 9.8
for my example.
The site icon will change immediately, and you’ll have a custom icon for the site.
The IIS images
Q U I C K L A U N C H
The Quick Launch link on the Site Settings page lets you add, edit, and delete links from the
Quick Launch bar (not disable or enable the Quick Launch bar, which is done in tree view
settings for some reason). On the Quick Launch page (Figure 9.9) are links to add new links or new
headings or to change the order of the existing links and headings.