[IPFire Artwork] Bootstrap 4.1

Michael Tremer michael.tremer at ipfire.org
Mon Jul 30 16:32:07 BST 2018


On Sun, 2018-07-29 at 00:52 +0200, Maurice Gesswein wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'll try to make it fast and direct. No negativ criticism or rude meanings are
> included and I really enjoy to be part of the IPFire project.

Please say what you need to say. We are all interested in the best possible
outcome. Review of what has been done so far is important to make us better as a

> As we all know since the upgrade to BS4.1 tons of UI related things broke or
> changed back to default behaviors at the new IPFire Website. Are we willing to
> go the extra mile again to customize BS to the UI-design I designed or do we
> want to switch to the default BS theme, just do some adjustments and be live
> in a proper timeframe?

I thought this would be the better path in the long-term. We will just be able
to import CSS fixes from Bootstrap and we have it all customized to what we

Maybe I broke more as I intended and maybe this wasn't the best path to roll the
website out as soon as possible. But at least I think this is the best way
forwarding thinking long-term.

As I said before, I haven't been polishing the mobile viewports too much yet and
I severely broke the background image. Oops :) I wanted to collect some items
and then I will sort them out all in one go.

> To be honest, I don't want to spend time and energy to think about how to
> merge the status quo of dev.ipfire.org to the planned new website design with
> a lot of QA work I actually already did.

Anything else that you suggest?

I am a little bit lost regarding what is so bad about this. It is not pixel-
perfect but I did not consider this to be a huge step back.

> Brainwork for the future:
> When it comes to the WUI of IPFire, please think very careful if you want to
> use BS as well. I prefer to go with CSSGrid and e.g. React if you want to have
> something unique, modern and very mobile friendly.

Yes, it looks like Bootstrap is kind of a large framework for things like this.
Customizing it is possible, but only within a certain range.

> Taskboard:
> Please setup Wekan asap and create todos which are currently spread out in
> different mail threads. As I already wrote, I enjoy to do the UI und UX part
> for IPFire and really want that IPFire will stand out from their competitors
> some day, but I don't want to do a lot of orga stuff. A bit of orga stuff on
> my side is totally fine and expected. Please support me in that. Such a board
> will make us a lot more productive and transparent.

It's up: https://wekan.ipfire.org/

You can register and then I can give you admin rights or what ever is needed to
create the items that you need.


> Best, Maurice

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