Blog | August 20, 2014

Make Your Digital Asset Management Platform Dazzle

by Leigh Ann Ledford in Digital Asset Management

One of my favorite parts of my job as Webdam’s Product Evangelist is discovering neat little tricks along the way to help customers make the most of their digital asset management (DAM) platform. What I love about Webdam is its extremely flexible, easy-to-use interface, and how simple it is to customize it and show off your brand’s personality. Here are some ideas on how to get even more out of your Webdam.

Give your splash login page more flare with a custom graphic

Check out what these two Webdam customers did:

Leisure Sports Inc. owns and manages high-end fitness resorts. In order to convey their brand visually through Webdam, they created a custom graphic for their splash login page depicting the active lifestyle they promote. They also use Webdam’s text editing tools to provide important information to their users.

Leisure Sports login page

Here’s how to add a custom graphic to jazz up your login page:

First, create a cool splash graphic at 1024 x 680 pixels using your preferred creative software and upload the background graphic as a .png or .jpg file. Then, follow these steps:

  1. In Webdam, select Settings
  2. Go to System Settings
  3. Select Login from the drop-down menu
  4. Click the pencil icon in the text area to add more info above or next to the login box
  5. Save changes

Create Custom Login Page

The next customer we’re looking at is Halo Creative and Design LTD, which produces and distributes luxury furniture. They manage several brands, so to ensure they are all represented, the company created a background splash page including all their brand logos.

To have all the desired elements on  your login page displayed, simply upload a small, 100% transparent .png file in the area where you’d normally upload a single logo. Doing this will give you more room to show off everything you want your viewers to see in your background image.

 Halo Login Screenshot

Here’s how to make your custom branded login page:

First, create a small, rectangular 100% transparent graphic using your preferred creative software and save it as a .png file. To upload the graphic in the logo area of the splash page, follow these steps:

  1. In Webdam, select Settings
  2. Go to System Settings
  3. Select Login Page
  4. Click the pencil edit icon in the logo area and upload the transparent graphic

Upload transparent graphic

 This is what your custom branded login page will look like with the transparent graphic.

Branded login page

Use custom graphics to display folder contents visually

Take your digital asset management portal from informative to visually captivating with cool graphics that align with your brand. Rather than displaying the same assets you’re managing in your DAM to represent folders, create custom graphics to communicate the contents visually. This way your users can quickly navigate to the file they need by just looking at the image on the folder.

 Custom folder previews

Here’s how to display folder contents using custom icons: 

  1. Upload new graphics into desired folder to be displayed
  2. Click the graphic and choose “Set as folder favorite” from the edit menu

Note: If you don’t want users to download it, make it display only by deactivating the assets through the edit menu after setting it as the folder favorite.

Set folder favorite

Embed video tutorials on your custom pages

Custom pages are a great way to share quick tips and FAQs with your users. Most customers use text and graphics, but video is another great way to engage your audience.

Here’s how to create your own video tutorial to share information through a new medium:

First, copy the embed code from where the video is hosted (Webdam, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). Then, follow these steps:

  1. Select Settings
  2. Go to Brand Portal Preferences
  3. Select Custom Pages from the drop-down menu
  4. Click the plus icon to create a new custom page
  5. Click the source code icon, paste the embed code, add any text above or below the video and click “OK”
  6. Preview the page or publish  it immediately
  7. Add the new Inactive Page to your “Navigation”


As you can see, it takes just a few simple steps to personalize your Webdam and make it even more visually compelling and valuable for users. What are some other ways you’ve made your Webdam dazzle? Share your ideas in the comments section below!