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What areas of ahead's design can be changed?

Take a color and a typeface and you have a brand

We reduced the degree of customization to a minimum in ahead so that we can ensure the best experience for your employees. Still, you can create your own company theme based on a few variables.

Admins can edit ahead's design to meet the corporate identity. You find the menu when clicking on your name. Under Company Settings > Design different attributes can be manipulated to adapt some elements of the ahead interface.

Below, we highlighted in orange how the different variables affect different elements of the interface.

D‍esign Properties

Interaction Color

The Interaction Color indicates that something is clickable. It will be applied to primary buttons, links etc.

Active Color

The Active Color signalizes that an element is currently being used. This could be a selected building block, an active tab or an input field that you’ve selected.

Background of Command Bar

This can be a solid color or a gradient. Basically anything that the CSS background attribute allows (documentation). It will also get used for some layout elements that have a highlighted bar at the top.

Color of Command Bar Links

This is the color for links in the command bar. When selected, the previously defined Active Color will be used.

Rounded corners

Some brands want to appear distanced and serious, others gentle, with softer corners. You can define a universal corner rounding which will get applied to all interface elements. We recommend you to be careful when setting this value. See the exaggerated image above.‍


You can define your company’s font, which will then be used across your ahead intranet. Make sure you have the license rights for this. The font should be available in at least a regular and bold weight. You’ll have to provide these fonts in the woff format.


Last but not least: To complete the corporate identity, you can upload your company logo. For a nicer result we recommend to cut the borders (white spaces) around the logo and to remove the background. 


Targeted Designs

In companies where different parts of the company would like to present their intranet with their set of design properties, they can activate the main property to be able to define targeted designs.

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By clicking "Add Design" you will be presented with the design editor you know with this additional section:

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Depending on which main property you've chosen, after a short time all possible values that this property can hold will be presented to you. You can then choose one or more values and save the design.

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In this example, users whose "department" is "Customer Service", will be presented the new targeted design.