To brand both your registration page and inside your Goldcast event, you'll need the following items:
- Banner image for lobby/landing page (Preferably 1024x768).
- The image varies based on viewer's monitor size. Refer to this help doc for more insight on background images.
- Logo; this can be either a rectangle or square, it will adjust (PNG)
- Favicon: this will need to be a 1:1 ratio
- A primary color (used in the background)
- Secondary color (used in buttons and screensavers)
- Text color for text overlaid on the banner image
- Event background image optional (1024x768) or color.
- Stage background image (1024x768) or color
- Filler Slide (1920x1080)
For a more detailed breakdown on where to add each of these deliverables, keep reading.
To get started, log in to your Admin panel. Once you're there, click the pencil to edit the event you'd like to update.
Once there, click "Branding" on the right sidebar. This is where the magic happens. Directly below the image below, we'll walk you through what you're seeing and what assets you should have on-hand.
Above, you see 10 different assets listed. Directly below, we'll take you through what these assets should look like and show you where they'll be located both inside your Goldcast event and on the registration page.
You'll need to upload a logo that is 1:1 aspect ration; a 250x250 pixel is okay. This will show up as the favicon in your browser, in the top left of the stage screen, and on the top of the stage screen prior to the start of the event. If you need variation with logo uploads, reach out to your CS team.
If you'd like your favicon to be different than your logo, upload a separate 1:1 ratio file to the Favicon, to the right of the Logo.
You can either choose the primary color using the tool or you can locate the color you'd like by entering your own Hex code (see below). The primary color affects the colors of the agenda and chat boxes within the event. If you're not sure what colors you should be using, you can use Color Picker to help you out (it's a free Google chrome extension).
Secondary Color and Stage Color
You can either choose the primary color using the tool or you can locate the color you'd like by entering your own Hex code (see Primary Color above for the detailed directions).
The secondary color shows up on buttons and selected clickable options in the platform. It also shows backstage and on the waiting screen (or curtain) stage. You may choose to have the "stage color" set to the same thing as "secondary color" by clicking the check box next to that option. If you were to have the stage color set differently, it would affect the stage screen directly below with the 1:1 logo.
Note: We can also insert a video on loop for the waiting screen instead. Please see this help doc for steps on uploading a buffer video.
This is the waiting screen, or stage, attendees see. In the branding tab, Stage Color shows up here:
This is the backstage image speakers see. In the branding tab, Secondary Color shows up here:
Primary Text Color
The primary text color is what will be seen throughout the event. So if you choose a primary color that is light, you'll want the text to be black (or dark), if your choose a dark background, you'll likely want the text to be white.
Secondary Text Color
The secondary text color will show up on some live clickable buttons.
You have the option to change the font in the platform to match your very own branding. Once you click "Change Font", this box will appear:
If you want to change it, make sure you unselect the "Default" check box, and check either
- "Web Safe Font" - our readily available pre-uploaded fonts.
- "Web Font" - you can insert the URL from the webpage it's from.
- or ""Font File" - you can upload it from a file on your computer
These font changes will show up on most of the platform, except for in the people tab where attendees are listed, and under the Messages tab on the "Load Next" button.
You have the option to upload a filler slide with a 1920x1080 resolution image. This filler slide will appear for a second as a back drop before the start-time of a video during a Hybrid event and once the video ends until, the speaker goes back on stage.
Event Page Title
This is the color of the text of the title that you'll see both on the registration page and on the landing page after they've registered and entered the event.
If you choose to incorporate your event title into your landing page background image, you can uncheck the "Show Title" box. If you do choose to do so, please note both the title and the date text will be removed from the page.
Landing Page Background
The landing page background should be in a 4:3 aspect ration; ideally 1024x768 pixels. Pictured below is where the landing page background will be placed (you'll see the shape outlined). This will be the image for the registration page (if you choose to host it on our site) and on the landing page attendees will see after they enter the event.
If you choose to add your event title and date into this image, please ensure the title and date text are centered vertically.
The stage background image should also be 1024x768, alternatively you can also choose a color from our editing tool or enter your hex number.
This is what the stage background looks like when there are no speakers on it (which won't ever be visible to attendees):
And this is what it looks like when speakers (or a presentation) are on the stage:
The stage background image should be 1024x768, alternatively you can also choose a color from our editing tool or enter your hex number. The Event Background is what lays behind the agenda, chat, sponsor booths - everything else within your Goldcast event. (see example below)
Mobile Event Set Up
To set up an event for optimal mobile experience, make sure to add mobile size assets on your event Branding tab, at the bottom of the screen. If you don't upload mobile assets, your landing page, stage background, and event background images will fall back to the desktop images, which may not be sized appropriately for mobile screens.