Engage customers with your brand through custom WiFi portals.
1. Download a background image from your website or Facebook page, or a stock photo site.
- Less busy photos work well when you overlay a logo and text.
- Think through colors when picking a photo—if you choose a dark photo, you’ll need light text and a light-colored/white client logo.
- Estimate where the logo, text, and buttons will be overlaid on top of image when choosing a photo.
- Make sure your photos are high-res and show a clean and appealing composition of the product.
2. Crop the photo and adjust the coloring (optional).
- When cropping a photo for the portal background, the recommended crop size is 315 x 510 pixels.
- If the logo of the company is white, darken the image by playing with contrast and hues.
3. Download the company logo to upload into the portal.
- When searching for a company logo, use terms like “company name + logo + png”. You can add “+ white” in the search to find a white logo for dark backgrounds.
- PNGs work best on the portal—look for the checkered background in your search results. This means the logo has a transparent background, see examples below.
PNG with transparent background
Regular JPG in image results
Use a Facebook cover photo to use as an optional portal banner.
- Find and download cover photos with images and big text so it’s easy to read on mobile.
- Remember: a user can’t click on the banner on the login screen, only the success page, so make sure the banner image doesn’t say “CLICK HERE” on the landing page.
- If clients want to design a custom banner, the recommended file size is 315 x ~160 pixels (there’s room to play with the height).
Edit portal fonts and theme colors for added customization.
- Play with colors and fonts. Complimentary colors are always a win and less is more when designing portals.
- If something feels off to you, it probably is. Try different images and color schemes—trust your instinct.
- Portals can play a big role in helping companies engage their customers with their brand.
A few design and photo resources to help.
Adobe Photoshop (paid)
Fotor Photo Editor (free on App Store):
Pic Resize (free): http://www.picresize.com/
Luna Pic (free): http://www168.lunapic.com/editor/
Color Matching (find a hexcode)
Image Color Picker (free): http://imagecolorpicker.com/
Free stock images
Stocksnap (free): http://stocksnap.io
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