Author Topic: Rebranding the Cognos UI  (Read 10516 times)

Offline cognosjon

  • Community Leader
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2006
  • Posts: 197
  • Forum Citizenship: +10/-2
Rebranding the Cognos UI
« on: 03 Jun 2008 02:34:42 am »
I've been asked to look into the potential of rebranding the Cognos interface for some potential customers. I've managed to download the Cognos documentation on the UI that they provide freely and i'm just about to give it a go.

Just wondered if any one else has done this( which i presume lots have) and if anyone is willing to provide sample screens of what they have accomplished. I'll gladly post some of my samples once i've got to grips with it.

Offline CognosPaul

  • Global Moderator
  • Statesman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 1,677
  • Forum Citizenship: +250/-1
    • Paul's Cognos Blog
Re: Rebranding the Cognos UI
« Reply #1 on: 06 Jan 2009 09:50:50 am »
This section seems sadly neglected. Hopefully this reply will spur other people into sharing.

I've had some minor success in rebranding. If you're not an artsy type, I strongly recommend hiring a graphic designer to design the style for you. This means the backgrounds, buttons, layout.

The attached picture shows what a standard user sees. Several of the menu options have been removed or reordered. Tabs have their own individual icons (unfortunately I have not yet found a way to make those icons hyperlinks). Fonts have been altered. Most of the portal icons have been replaced. I made this look almost exactly as the graphic designer dictated.



I'm very interested to see what other people have done. Please share!

Offline cognosjon

  • Community Leader
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2006
  • Posts: 197
  • Forum Citizenship: +10/-2
Re: Rebranding the Cognos UI
« Reply #2 on: 07 Jan 2009 03:33:00 am »
Hi Paul,

thanks for replying, to be honest I'd given up all hope of ever getting a reply to my post and thought raising the dead would prove easier.....

Not sure if its our firewall here or the cognoise forum but I can't see the iamge that you have uploaded. any chance you could email it to me or try to upload again as I'd really appreciate having a look at what can be achieved.

Thanks


Offline CognosPaul

  • Global Moderator
  • Statesman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 1,677
  • Forum Citizenship: +250/-1
    • Paul's Cognos Blog
Re: Rebranding the Cognos UI
« Reply #3 on: 07 Jan 2009 04:04:29 am »
Your firewall is probably blocking tinypic. I've attached the image this time.

Offline gppande

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Join Date: Aug 2005
  • Posts: 13
  • Forum Citizenship: +0/-0
Re: Rebranding the Cognos UI
« Reply #4 on: 06 Feb 2009 08:51:07 am »
Well, at our site too we have done certain customization by hiding links and all. Check /cognos/templates/ps directory contents where Cognos ReportNet is installed. You can alter many features here.

Offline gppande

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Join Date: Aug 2005
  • Posts: 13
  • Forum Citizenship: +0/-0
Re: Rebranding the Cognos UI
« Reply #5 on: 06 Feb 2009 09:17:29 am »
Also check out this directory - /cognos/crn/webcontent/skins You can replace many cognos images with your own company images here and work with skins. Remember "current" is the one which is in use.

Offline vrishal

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 12
  • Forum Citizenship: +1/-0
    • My Blog (CognosForAdmins)
Re: Rebranding the Cognos UI
« Reply #6 on: 05 May 2009 06:11:36 pm »
I've done some rebranding...check out my post on the same...
http://www.cognoise.com/community/index.php/topic,4341.msg16563.html#msg16563

Offline pricter

  • Statesman
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2006
  • Posts: 264
  • Forum Citizenship: +26/-0
Re: Rebranding the Cognos UI
« Reply #7 on: 19 Jun 2009 04:40:49 am »
This section seems sadly neglected. Hopefully this reply will spur other people into sharing.

I've had some minor success in rebranding. If you're not an artsy type, I strongly recommend hiring a graphic designer to design the style for you. This means the backgrounds, buttons, layout.

The attached picture shows what a standard user sees. Several of the menu options have been removed or reordered. Tabs have their own individual icons (unfortunately I have not yet found a way to make those icons hyperlinks). Fonts have been altered. Most of the portal icons have been replaced. I made this look almost exactly as the graphic designer dictated.



I'm very interested to see what other people have done. Please share!

Hi, could you share how do you success to put pictures in the tabs

Thank you in advance

Offline CognosPaul

  • Global Moderator
  • Statesman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 1,677
  • Forum Citizenship: +250/-1
    • Paul's Cognos Blog
Re: Rebranding the Cognos UI
« Reply #8 on: 10 Jul 2009 04:33:08 am »
Sorry for not responding earlier, I wanted to make sure Cognos approved the technique before releasing it. The guide to adding icons to tab has been published in the July-August 2009 Cognos Supportlink newsletter.



EDIT: Fixed URL
« Last Edit: 18 Mar 2014 04:40:21 am by CognosPaul »

 


       
Twittear