Custom branding

Accounts can be branded, or skinned, so customers see custom logos, headers and footers instead of the default ReadSoft design. This enhances the user experience by providing familiarity and recognition to customers.

In the image below, compare the default ReadSoft Online theme (background) to a branded theme (foreground):

Custom Branding

You can customize the header logo, header background and favicon (1). You can also customize the logo and colors of the login dialog (2) and the footer (3). The appearance of the menu that appears in the header after you login can also be customized. The goal of the branding is to copy the general look and feel of the original site as much as possible. Header and footer dimensions are often constrained, however, to maximize the size of the workspace for ReadSoft Online Office users.

Custom Branding

Branding is an extra service that is performed by the ReadSoft Online team. Branding is usually accomplished by copying the image files and CSS styles from your web site. You do not need knowledge of CSS to complete a branding. Simply provide a link to the web site that the branding should mimic, and we will copy the design for you. Contact your local ReadSoft Online account manager if you are interested in branding your solution.

Branding only affects the contents of the header, footer and login dialog. The user interface between the header and footer is not changed. Branding is not applied to documentation or Help.

If you do not have a web site to mimic, or if you want your branding to differ from your web site, you can still brand your solution by providing design requirements. In this case, please provide:

  • A logo for the login dialog.
  • A logo for the header.
  • The URL that you want the header logo to link to. This is typically your company's web address.
  • The colors you want to use for the login dialog background, button and text.
  • A color or background image for the header.
  • A color or background image for the footer.

The login logo image and the header logo image should be the original source file in an Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop format (preferably Illustrator - AI or EPS). If the original source files are unavailable, please provide high-quality images (JPG, TIF, PNG). PNG files are a good alternative because they support transparent backgrounds and alpha channels, which are required when the images are displayed over a background image or color.

The final width of the login logo cannot exceed 278 pixels. You can submit a larger image, but it will be resized so the width does not exceed 278 pixels.

The header logo and background images should be around 75 pixels tall or less. If the header is too tall, there is not enough work space for ReadSoft Online Office users.