Create a Custom-Branded Landing Page
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Create a Custom-Branded Landing Page

Hi, I’m Josh Millheim. I’m a product manager at Domo. And in this video,
I’m going to show you how to create a
custom branded landing page for your company using
the new stories feature. Prior to creating my
landing page, I went through and I mocked up
more or less what I want my page to look like. I created a background
image with a gradient so that my text shows
well on the left side and then created some icons to
serve as links as my users come to this page to self
select into the departments that they are interested
in and see metrics related to those specific departments. So the first thing that I’ll do
is I’ll start on a blank page. We’ll edit the story. And I want to add my
background image first. So we’ll come here. We’ll choose Image Fill, choose
Image, and our landing page background. With my background
in place now, I’m going to start dragging in these
frames that are going to make up the bulk of my layout. So we’ll create a skeleton
first and then refine as we go. So I know I wanted my
header section here. I wanted to split the lower part
into kind of two main sections. This is going to be
my CEO quote area. And then over here
will be my 2 by 3 section 4 tiles or
buttons for each of the different departments. I don’t have to get this
exact just yet because I will come back and edit this. I also wanted to
have a header here– find the report
that matters to you. So again, we’ll come back
and we’ll clean this up. But for now, we have
our bones in place. And we’re good to continue. First thing I’m
going to do is I want to use one of the text boxes
so that I can insert my company logo at the top of this page. I’ll do that by going
to the image uploader and importing my PNG. This may look funny
until I come and change the background color. In this case, I want no fill. Now I can see my PNG, and
we’ll just resize from there. Next, I want to
add my CEO quote. So we’ll come here again. We’ll insert text. And I will paste
in my CEO quote. I want this to be a
little bit larger. Let’s go and make that
the subtitle size. And we’re going
to, again, change the background to be no fill. I can do this because, with
the page level background, I intentionally added this
gradient on the left side so that my text would show up. Next, we wanted to add our CEO’s
image and her name and title. And I’m going to do that
by breaking this card into a smaller subsection. So I’ll come here. Let’s add a card. It’s going to be a
little smaller than that. And add this here. I want these two boxes to
be as small as they can be. So I’ll resize that
down just a touch. We are going to,
again, insert text. And similar to what we did
with the page header here, we’re going to
insert another image. She’ll be a PNG of my CEO. All right, and again,
we’ll change the background to be no fill. We’ll resize this later. Then here, I want to
add her name and title. And the top line I want to
make really large and bold. And I want to change this
to match my company colors. So I’ll insert the hex
value for my company and then change the text size. So the text is wrapping
differently than I want it to. I can play with
this a little bit by manipulating the
background of the card. When I have a card back
on an– in this case, there is a white background. It adds a little bit of
padding around the edges. So I’m going to come here,
change the background to be no fill. Notice that I now get
more of that space and can kind of go fully
edge to edge with my text. I also want to change the
alignment options on our card. Then I think this image
is a little bit too big. So we’ll scale that
down just a touch. And again, we can change
the alignment options. So I can always hit
Save and kind see what our progress looks like so far. So far I think that is matching
our mock pretty closely. So let’s continue. Next step is going to be to
build out each of these tiles. Again, I’m going to insert text. And for each section, I’m going
to add a department title– I’ll make them bold– space a couple of
times, and then I’m going to insert my icons. So again, I created these
icons ahead of time. And again, we’re
probably going to want to resize these just a bit. So my icons weren’t made
for a white background. So I’ll need to
change the background. In this case, I want to
use my company gray, OK. For my image, I did
want it to be centered. So I’ll change my
alignment options there. I’ll repeat this process for
each of these different tiles here. And then we can come
back and wire up the interactions that will
send me to a different page when I click on them. Now I have all of
my tiles in place. I’ve done some
tweaking of the size. Now that everything is kind of
closer to a finished version, I want to make sure
that my sizing is all correct and
everything lines up. It looks pretty good. But let’s go ahead and save
just to see our progress. This looks just about done. The last part is connecting
each of these tiles to their corresponding
dashboards. To do that, we’ll go
back into edit mode. And then for each
dashboard, we’ll come to Edit Content,
Change Interaction, and then link to
anything in Domo. We’ll choose our
Sales dashboard. And then do the same thing
for each of my tiles. Now that I’ve wired
up each of my tiles to the corresponding
department level dashboards, the last remaining
step would be for me to go into the Admin section
and set my landing page to be the company level landing page. So this was just one way
to create a landing page. There’s many ways,
so play with it. And if you have any
questions or feedback while using Domo
Stories, please reach out to [email protected] or
using the in-product feedback link in the page header. Thanks.

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