pfSense webGUI update 2

We are now quite close with the initial push. Only 13 of over 200 pages remain to be converted to Bootstrap.  We are still on-track for releasing this work in pfSense software version 2.3, but a lot of work remains.  Those 13 pages are some of the more difficult pages to convert, as these involve the ‘wizards’, and same are somewhat Rube Goldburg in nature.  We currently estimate another 2-3 weeks to effect the conversion of these pages, followed by internal testing to ensure we haven’t broken anything major.  To this end, internal snapshots started being produced on 2.3 today, we’re testing this, the work to move from PBI to pkg(ng) and FreeBSD 10.2 as a base.  You won’t find these snapshots anywhere yet, but soon.

In the meantime, I’ve composed an album of screenshots of the new GUI.    Remember that this isn’t the final look.  When you see text fields that extend all the way to the bounding box of the viewport, it only means that the default styling has been used.  When pfSense software version 2.3 is released, there will be a single place to ‘style’ the GUI (pfsense.css).  This should make skinning the GUI much easier, for those of you who are into that.

Please check it out, and let us know what you think.

pfSense 2.3 bootstrap GUI

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25 Responses to “pfSense webGUI update 2”

  1. RT Labaza Says:

    Looks great. Modern and clean. Looking forward to 2.3

  2. Mike Says:

    I think these look pretty great!

    The only thing I’d be asking for is to someday get graphs that are much more readable than the standard RRD graphs (especially the fonts) and more pleasing to the eye, e.g. more like what Ubiquity is doing with EdgeOS and AirOS.

  3. Jared Dillard Says:

    Thanks Mike! That is on our TODO list and the work done in 2.3 will make that process a lot easier.

  4. Dave Says:

    Looks great! I am SO looking forward to the new GUI.

  5. NimaMHD Says:

    Great Project, Great team, Well done.

  6. cheesyboofs Says:

    Bugger! My one claim to fame was that I had created a skin for pfSense that had made it to the public distro.
    I guess I will just have to create a new skin that has the same feel as the old one CODE-RED. In truth though I’m sure the new one will be just fine and reflect the distance pfsense has come since I created, well poached, the original theme from Hoba and is to be encouraged.

    Many Thanks Cheesy.

  7. ubu_fan Says:

    Looks clean, modern and nice. Good Job! (y)
    I’m not too fond of the (plain) white background so add some colored themes/background for me please an thanks 🙂

  8. Web developer Says:

    I’m excited with this update. Everything look so great!

  9. Dmitriy K. Says:

    Moving to bootstrap is definitely awesome, but I hope usability of GUI will be improved too. There are a lot of things in the GUI which are so hard to deal with.

  10. Bob Says:

    … Sexy! :O

  11. faithless Says:

    niCe ….

  12. Naspear Says:

    Looks nice. Hopefully there can be a dark version.

  13. Steve Wilson Says:

    GUI looks really modern, will the upgrade process to 2.3 be as painless as it usually is?

  14. Jared Dillard Says:

    Steve, the upgrade process will be just as painless as before.

  15. Gustavo Says:

    Will captive support redesign in bootstrap ?

  16. Biglib Says:

    Is this based of of Patternfly:
    https://www.patternfly.org/

  17. Connor Says:

    Looks awesome.

  18. SuperSpy Says:

    Pleeeeease tell me there’s going to be a dark version in the default install. =)

  19. flyznoz Says:

    Will moving to Bootstrap make it easier to create custom themes and alter colors and such stuff on the pfsense ?

  20. Jared Dillard Says:

    Yes flyznoz, you just need to use an override css file.

  21. pfSense Digest » pfSense 2.3-RELEASE Now Available! Says:

    […] For the highlights, check out the Features and Highlights video. Past blog posts have covered some of the changes, such as the performance improvements from tryforward, and the webGUI update. […]

  22. Arthur Medina Says:

    Nice color.. Updating to 2.3 will affect our connection?

  23. pfSense Digest » pfSense 2.3.1-RELEASE Now Available! Says:

    […] If you haven’t yet caught up on the changes in 2.3.x, check out the Features and Highlights video. Past blog posts have covered some of the changes, such as the performance improvements from tryforward, and the webGUI update. […]

  24. pfSense Digest » pfSense 2.3.2-p1 RELEASE Now Available! Says:

    […] If you haven’t yet caught up on the changes in 2.3.x, check out the Features and Highlights video. Past blog posts have covered some of the changes, such as the performance improvements from tryforward, and the webGUI update. […]

  25. pfSense Digest » 2.3 Release Candidate now available! Says:

    […] For the highlights, check out the Features and Highlights video. Past blog posts have covered some of the changes, such as the performance improvements from tryforward, and the webGUI update. […]

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