Configuring CHT Application Graphics

Configuring CHT Application Graphics

This tutorial will take you through customising some graphical elements of CHT core.

You will cover site branding, partner logos, header tab icons, and app icons (used in tasks, targets, and contacts).

Required Resources

You should have a functioning CHT instance with cht-conf installed locally and completed a project folder setup.

Implementation Steps

1. Site branding

You have the ability to modify the app title, logo, and favicon.

Using cht-conf

Create a branding.json file if it doesn’t exist. (This may have already been created by the initialise-project-layout command). Edit the file with the following content:

 {
   "title": "My App Name",
   "resources": {
     "logo": "logo.png",
     "favicon": "favicon.ico"
   }
 }

The folder and files structure would look like this:

./
    branding.json
    /branding
        logo.png
        favicon.ico

Finally run the command: cht --url=<intance-url> upload-branding

Using the admin interface

Log in to your instance and navigate to Menu > App Settings > Images > Icons

2. Partner logos

If you would like to display a collection of logos representing all of the organizations and funders involved in a project, there is a space for these at the bottom of the About page. This page can be accessed through; Menu > About

Using cht-conf

Create a branding.json file if it doesn’t exist. (This may have already been created by the initialise-project-layout command). Edit the file with the following content:

{
   "resources": {
     "partnerA": "parnerA.png",
     "partnerB": "parnerB.png",
     "partnerC": "parnerC.png"
   }
 }

The folder and files structure would look like this:

./
    partners.json
    /partners
        parnerA.png
        parnerB.png

Finally run the command: cht --url=<intance-url> upload-partners

Using the admin interface

Log in to your instance and navigate to Menu > App Settings > Images > Partners

3. Header tab icons

As of cht-core 3.10, app header tabs icons are configurable. CHT currently has five tabs: messages, tasks, reports, contacts, analytics.

See Also: Header tabs

Using cht-conf

Create a app_settings.json file if it doesn’t exist. (This may have already been created by the initialise-project-layout command).

We will then add a header_tabs key within app_settings with the following structure:

{
  "messages": {
    "icon": "fa-user"
  },
  "tasks": {
    "resource_icon": "medic-health-center"
  },
  "analytics": {
    "icon": "fa-flag",
    "resource_icon": "icon-treatment"
  },
  "reports": {
    "icon": "fa-list-alt"
  },
  "contacts": {
    "icon": "fa-user"
  }
}

The above assumes you have the following resource icons already in your instance (either uploaded or out-of-the-box): medic-health-center, icon-treatment.

Finally run the command: cht --url=<intance-url> upload-app-settings

See Also: Icons

Using the admin interface

Log in to your instance and navigate to Menu > App Settings > Images > Header Icons

4. App Icons

Apps can be customised by defining the icons to use for tasks, targets, contacts or forms on the action bar.

Add icons to the resources folder, and include them by name in the resources.json file as the following example:

 {
    "icon-risk": "icon-healthcare-warning@2x.png",
    "icon-treatment": "icon-healthcare-medicine@2x.png",
    "medic-clinic": "medic-family.svg",
    "medic-district-hospital": "medic-family.svg",
    "medic-health-center": "medic-chw-area.svg",
    "medic-person": "medic-person.svg"
 }

See Also: Icon Library

The folder and files structure would look like this:

./
    resources.json
    /resources
        icon-healthcare-warning@2x.png
        icon-healthcare-medicine@2x.png
        medic-family.svg
        medic-family.svg
        medic-chw-area.svg
        medic-person.svg

Finally run the command: cht --url=<intance-url> upload-resources

To modify the icon used in contacts, you will need to edit the icon subkey in app_settings.json (under contact_types). You will modify app_settings.json with the following contents:

{
  ...
  "contact_types": [
      {
        "id": "person",
        "name_key": "contact.type.person",
        "group_key": "contact.type.person.plural",
        "create_key": "contact.type.person.new",
        "edit_key": "contact.type.person.edit",
        "primary_contact_key": "person.field.contact",
        "icon": "medic-person",
        "create_form": "form:contact:person:create",
        "edit_form": "form:contact:person:edit"
      },
      ...
  ]
}

Finally run the command: cht --local upload-app-settings

To customise the icons used in tasks or the action bar, you will need to edit a form properties file and add an icon property as outline in form properties tutorial.

To customise the icons used in targets, you will need to add an icon property in a target’s definition as shown in the targets tutorial.


CHT Applications > Features > App Management

An interface for non-technical administrative users to manage users and settings

Design System > Icon Library

Icons for use in CHT application based on our human centered design principles