Your organization will work with your Customer Success Manager (CSM) at Aunt Bertha to set up a branded version of our public Aunt Bertha website. This page includes minimum requirements and optional branding that you can take advantage of to configure the look and feel of your Aunt Bertha site(s). A downloadable branding worksheet can be found at the end of this page.
Your Aunt Bertha Subdomain
Requirements: Make sure your subdomain is not longer than 20 characters in length.
All Aunt Bertha sites start with a subdomain. This is how we set up a version of our platform for use by your staff and the populations that they serve. Your subdomain could be the name of your organization or the name of the initiative or project using Aunt Bertha. This will appear as subdomain.auntbertha.com unless changed via the Using Your Own URL section below. Example: communityresources.auntbertha.com.
By default, the site will be titled Aunt Bertha - Connecting People and Programs. You will configure this by sending your own site title to your CSM.
Your Navigation Bar Logo
Requirements: up to 250x22 pixels, transparent background, png format
In the top left corner of your site, you will have a navigation bar logo. This logo, when clicked from anywhere on your Aunt Bertha site, will navigate users back to your Aunt Bertha homepage.
Your Splash Image
Requirements: up to 220x277 pixels, transparent background, png format
On the left hand side of your site’s search box, you will have a splash image. This is a large logo to clearly represent your organization as the provider of this site.
Configuration Best Practices
Using Your Own URL
Uniform branding is important across projects and initiatives. Aunt Bertha can redirect your sites to be accessible using a vanity URL. This facilitates cohesive branding and a user-friendly URL. There are two options for implementing a vanity URL (as an example, say your brand is The Helpful Friend):
Option 1: Use a subdomain of a URL that you already own (ex. helpfulfriend.yourorganization.com)
Option 2: Acquire a new URL for use with your site(s) (ex. thehelpfulfriend.org)
We recommend your organization creates this vanity URL as part of your existing website structure and works with your CSM to complete the configuration steps. If your team is unable to acquire or provision a vanity URL, reach out to your CSM to discuss other options.
Note: Your vanity URL should not exceed between 37- 41 characters total.
Requirements: square image, transparent background, .ico format
By default, the website’s icon that shows up in the browser tab is Aunt Bertha’s logo. You can configure this by sending your CSM a file with your organization’s icon.
“Search For” Message
By default, the site will include our “Search For” message above the Search Box on your home page and the Navigation Bar on your results pages. You can configure this by sending your own message to your CSM. This field supports some basic HTML markup (such as bolding).
By default, the site has no homepage message to appear below the search box. You can configure this by sending your own homepage message to your CSM. This field supports HTML markup (for example, you can add hyperlinks). You might choose to include an introductory message about the purpose of the platform or a disclaimer about the use of the page.
Custom Navigation Bar Logo Link
By default, the Navigation Bar Logo will return a user to your subdomain’s homepage. You can configure this by sending a different URL to your CSM. For example, you might choose to link the Navigation Bar Logo to your organization’s website to ensure easy navigation back there from your Aunt Bertha subdomain.
Navigation Bar Color
We know how important it is for an organization to have a consistent color scheme across all sites. The color on the Navigation Bar of your subdomain site can be matched the color your organization uses for your other websites. You can configure this by sending a hex color code to your CSM. Our icons and text on this page will be white so we recommend using a darker or more saturated color when customizing this part of your site.
Default Navigation Bar Color (#167E8E)
Example Navigation Bar Color (#E97225)
Example Navigation Bar Color (#007BC3)
Example Navigation Bar Color (#92278F)
Using Two Sites (Enterprise and Professional Only)
Aunt Bertha can create two separate sites for your organization: one for internal/staff users and one for external/community users. Each site will have a unique subdomain. All other branding assets can be the same or different between the two sites. You can configure distinctive branding for each of these sites by sending the different logos, colors, etc. to your CSM.