[IPFire Artwork] Design Request | Captive Portal

Michael Tremer michael.tremer at ipfire.org
Sat Jan 30 04:01:27 CET 2016


Hi,

On Fri, 2016-01-29 at 20:37 +0100, Alexander Marx wrote:
> > Hey,
> > 
> > OK, in general I got it. Thanks for the screens Alex.
> > 
> > I have a few questions and suggestions.
> > 
> > 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.

Don't worry about them too much.

> As far as i know there are no other "external" pages. The
> Webinterface of IPFire has an own design and several themes, i think
> you already saw them.

However, there are a few. I included both of them in the first email.
On top of that there are the squid error pages. I am not too sure if we
can modify those quite nicely.

I will figure that out and get back to you.

> > 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?

> Actually the hoster is able to change the Title (The top-title in the
> screenies like "Login" or on the other page "My private HotSpot")
> maybe we can add a Logo but we have to decide which dimensions are
> allowed. This is difficult as many companies have different
> dimensions of Logos. Some are 4:3, others are like 27:9 and so on. 
> What do other people think?

I think we don't need that. We usually have the opportunity to upload
an entire HTML template, so that if someone wants to replace the page,
they can do that. But just a logo is a bit too easy. Who ever wants to
brand this as their own should do that with the rest, too.

And of course we should not forget about doing some advertisement for
our own product :) However, I get many emails from annoyed students
that can't access dirty websites in their school. LOL

> > 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?

I would like a "powered by IPFire" at least and even advise people who
replace the theme by their own to keep that in.

This does not need to be like the new stuff but I think it should feel
a bit like IPFire but also be neutral. We do not need to hide that this
is an IPFire system though.

> No. I think if we have something like a "background-color" instead of
> a picture, we should the hoster let configure it, so the people are
> able to adpat the colors to their own corporate identity. So if you
> woul like to work with gradients or similar, i would recommend to
> make it configurable.

Nah, not too many options. We wanted to keep this simple.

> Michael, what do you think?

See above :)

-Michael

> > 
> > Best, Maurice
> > 
> > On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 1:51 PM, Alexander Marx <alexander.marx at oab
> > .de> wrote:
> > > 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/AAAAAAAAD
> > > > zM/bBnJN4oCffo/s640/31.png
> > > > [2] http://wiki.ipfire.org/_media/en/addons/clamav/squidclamav-
> > > > detection.png
> > > > 
> > > 
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