Customize Faspex with the Custom CSS File

While Faspex does not yet support skinning, it is possible to modify some files in order to personalize colors and images of the Faspex interface.

Folders and Files Handling the Application Appearance

The public folder is located at: /opt/aspera/faspex/public Most of the pictures are located in the "images" sub-folder. The "stylesheets" sub-folder contains the faspex.css and bootstrap.css files. The .css files are located at:
  • faspex.css: opt/aspera/faspex/public/stylesheets/faspex.css
  • bootstrap.css: opt/aspera/faspex/public/stylesheets/third-party/bootstrap/bootstrap.css
Important: Aspera does not recommend editing the faspex.css and bootstrap.css files to personalize Faspex, because these files are not preserved when upgrading Faspex. Instead, follow the instructions in Creating a Custom CSS File to create and modify the customize.css file that takes precedence over these default files.

Customize the Header Bar

To change the color of the Faspex header bar, modify the background color of the header_bg.gif file located at: opt/aspera/faspex/public/images/header_bg.gif. In the following example, the background color is dark red.

Customize the Login Page Logo

You can replace the logo found at the bottom-right corner of the login page form. By default, the logo looks like the following:

To replace this logo, overwrite file aspera_logo_grey_83.png with another file. The default size of the logo is 18px. Changing 18px to a larger value in the following line (default found in boostrap.css) allows a larger image:
form {
 margin: 0 0 18px; 

Customize the Menu Bar

To change the color layout of Faspex menu buttons, you need to change three files:
Filename Description
nav_bg.gif: The default color these buttons.
main_tab_active_bg.gif The hover color of the button.
main_tab_hover_bg.gif The color of the current selection.
After changing the color of these three files, you may need to modify the borders of the main bar to fit with the new colors. Update border for the tag .main_tabs section (default found in faspex.css). In the following example image, the color of nav_bg.gif now matches the red header bar and the color on hover and selection is now white. The red border is configured by replacing by the default border color with #d8000.
.main_tabs {
  border: 1px solid  #d8000;

Customize Subtitles

Label Description
A Sub-menu Title
B Section Titles

A: Sub-menu Title

To change the font, size, and color of sub-menu titles, edit the following tags (defaults found in bootstrap.css):
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
 margin: 0;
 font-family: Verdana, helvetica, sans-serif;
 font-weight: bold;
 color: inherit;
 text-rendering: optimizelegibility; 
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
 font-weight: normal;
 line-height: normal;
 margin-bottom: 20px; 

A: Titles

To change the font, size, and color of section titles, edit the following tags (defaults found in bootstrap.css):
legend {
 width: inherit;
 font-size: 108%;
 font-weight: normal;
 background: transparent;
 line-height: 1.5;
 color: #1952bb;
 margin: 12px 0;
 padding-right: 5px;
 border: 0; 

Customize Vertical Menus

To change the color of tabs for the vertical menu, edit the following two sections (default found in faspex.css):
.v_menu li a {
 border-top:1px solid #ccc;

.v_menu .active a,
.v_menu .selected a {
 background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #676c79, #343945);
 background-image: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#676c79), to(#343945));
 -ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#ff676c79,endColorstr=#ff343945)";

Customize the Drag and Drop Picture

To change the Drag and Drop picture on the New Package page, replace the original dragndrop.jpg with an equivalent jpg of your own.