Apply branding to screencast.com (logo, colors, mydomain.screencast.com)

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That would be great to be able to apply branding to screencast.com. I'd like to change the theme (colors), add my logo, and use mydomain.screencast.com, so it would look more professional.
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tommy.boisvert

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Guy Larcom, Instructional Designer

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Hi tommy.boisvert,

Have you explored the Pro account options? While we do not provide domain services, there are options for customizing the View Page. Check out the help article below.

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-u...

Have a great day!

Guy
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tommy.boisvert

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Hi Guy,

Thanks for the quick reply and for the link. I subscribed to a Pro account and I'm able to customize folders. It's basic but it works well. That would be nice to also provide a subdomain. It's easy to implement, it doesn't cost anything, and many SaaS solutions offer this feature (ex: mydomain.wistia.com, mydomain.proposify.com, mydomain.freshbooks.com, etc.).

There are some minor bugs but I'm sure your team will be able to fix them quickly. The option to show or not the "share" action doesn't work. The "Share" action is always displayed, even if it's turned off in the template settings. The "show breadcrumb" and "show footer" items are ok, but not the "show share" item.

Also, those settings are applied to a specific file, but not to the folder itself (i.e. when you share a folder instead of a specific file), so I think it could be improved. For example, the footer is turned off for an image, but it's displayed for the folder. The branding is not applied to the folder view, only for the content. To have a better consistency for the branding, it would be better to also apply the template to the folder, not only the content.

The way to add a logo could be more user-friendly than uploading a file in a folder, then select the right piece of text in the share window (embed section). It works and it's not so complex, but for many people it could be a challenge.

You should add an additional option to offer the "embed" option or not, when the "share" action is available. For most end-user (those who will watch videos and photos), they don't even know what means "embed". For technical people, no problem, but for most end-users, it would improve the user experience to not display the "embed" section. I would keep that section (embed) for the account owner, but I would add a yes/no option related to the "share" feature, to show/hide that section for end-users.

It's not clear that when we enable comments, they will be available to everyone else who can access the file, or if comments will only be visible by the account owner. An option to keep comments private or public would be a good addition.

Thanks again, and I hope my suggestions will be considered for future updates. I use Wistia since a few years, and it's great, but I will probably switch to screencast.com when I need to share some content.

Best Regards,

Tommy
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Guy Larcom, Instructional Designer

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Hi Tommy,

Thank you for this thoughtful and detailed feedback. The issue with the Share button in templates appearing even when turned off is something we are aware of and will be working on. I have passed along this feedback to our design and development team for them to review.

In reference to your comment about adding a logo to a template, you make a good point. Another way to get an image URL is to right click the image in a View Page (or on any website) and then click the option to copy the image address/location. That will copy the image URL to the clipboard, which can then be pasted into the "Logo Image URL" field in the template customization dialog.

Thanks again and have a great day!

Guy