[IPFire Artwork] Design Request | Captive Portal

Maurice Gesswein zerpixelung at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 14:20:40 CET 2016


OK, in general I got it. Thanks for the screens Alex.

I have a few questions and suggestions.

   1. To be prepared for further upcoming pages like these, are you able to
   hand over a list of them (perhaps with screenshots)? Not really needed, but
   very helpful to deliver a consistent flexible design.
   2. Should the hoster be able to include his own logo/brand? That would
   give the users a lot more trust in that things. If an image upload is not
   in the current scope, I suggest a prominent headline where the hoster is
   able to include the company name. Do you agree?
   3. Since it's part of IPFire, should those pages be designed like the
   new upcoming style of IPFire? Means same color theme, button style, IPFire
   logo, caption like "powered by IPFire", etc? Or should it totally generic
   so that the users has no clue what system shows those dialogs?

Best, Maurice

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 1:51 PM, Alexander Marx <alexander.marx at oab.de>

> Hi
> Here are the actual ugly screenshots from the loginpage.
> one version with voucher access and the other one with license agreement.
> Alex
> Am 29.01.2016 um 02:59 schrieb Michael Tremer:
>> Hi Maurice,
>> I know that you are busy with other things, but nevertheless I would
>> like to send you this request.
>> Alex is currently working on a so called captive portal. That are these
>> things that pop up on your phone or laptop when you connect to a
>> wireless network in a hotel or cafe. That web page that is shown is
>> what we need to design now.
>> We also have a few other pages that are shown to the users of the
>> network when for example a web page is blocked. That page however is
>> really ugly and probably needs a remake as well. I want to focus on the
>> captive portal for now, but I guess you would like to know that there
>> are more. [1] and [2]. Really bad right? They scare users.
>> Alex will send you a screenshot of the development version we have now.
>> This is just a quick page to show the concept and what we are roughly
>> after.
>> There are two options for now. The first one is where the user has to
>> agree to a license and click a "I accept" button. The second one is
>> where the user will have to type in a voucher code and click a button
>> to log in.
>> Would you like to work on this?
>> If so, a quick mock-up would be okay for now, because we would like to
>> put this entire project on the wishlist to raise some crowd-funding
>> money. Giving the user that mock-up would certainly help so that they
>> get a good impression what they are supporting here. The actual
>> implementation will happen a bit later when enough funds have been
>> raised.
>> @Alex, would you please send some screenshots of the two pages we have
>> so far?
>> Best,
>> -Michael
>> P.S. @Maurice, I know that I am throwing a bit of random stuff at you.
>> Just let me know when I don't make sense any more :)
>> [1]
>> http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9sw4wUeUsgQ/VfU-c33FMDI/AAAAAAAADzM/bBnJN4oCffo/s640/31.png
>> [2]
>> http://wiki.ipfire.org/_media/en/addons/clamav/squidclamav-detection.png
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