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is there a way to add text such as contact info to the banner image without inserting a premade jpeg image. I want to add my details over the top of the image, would it just be easier to do it on my laptop then upload it as one file?
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Amanda Fisher

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Hello Amanda,
You could try this (on a test page!)

Add your text to a text widget as high up on your page as you can. Format it to your preferences exactly,

Move the widget with the aid of the margin facility on the widget until it overlays your banner. This would be done by the use of negative numbers in the upper arrow facility.

If the text then goes behind the banner image we would then have to set the Z level of the text to be in-front of the banner.

I haven't tried this with text but have with images moving them right up to the top of the page and that has worked.

As I said try this on a test page first in case something runs amock.

The real ranking advantage of this method is that the text can be read and it will contribute to your ranking (SEO), particularly if you wrap the text in h1 or h2 tags.. Incorporating text in an image can't be read and doesn't contribute. The "alt text" contributes minimally in describing the image(s) you have be it banner or anything else.
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Hi Amanda,

I would suggest that layering your text in a photo editing application and then uploading it as a single file would be the easier way to go, but if you do give Gop's suggestion a try, please let us know how it goes for you.
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In the end I made a jpeg that used the background and text I needed. It is still easily changed and saved a little bit time of confusing myself.