I have updated my brief in hopes it will be clearer to all. Since this is my first time requesting a website, I think I may have been too detailed and may have confused or scared some of you off. I’m cutting it down to basics here.
WEBSITE MOCK-UP FILE
I am provide this file so you can see more or less where I would like things arranged. Nevertheless, font, colors, buttons, boxes structures and so forth should be the designers creativity along with the suggestions I will make below. http://rapidshare.com/files/1511865…1.xls.html
We are looking for a website design with finished XHTML/CSS. However, we will not sacrifice the design for a coded site as we can always have the site coded later. We are guaranteeing the design prize at $600 but will give an additional $400 totaling $1000k if the designer can provide a SEO coded site but again NOT NECESSARY. By coded, I don’t mean the functionality of the databases or search option as the site will be dynamically driven. By coding I mean the coding of the design itself, forum and navigation of the websites template’s menus. IT MUST BE CLEAN SEO FRIENDLY VALIDATED CODE. DESIGNERS w/no coding definitely welcomed as again we can always get the site coded later.
A few examples of other coupon sites for structure purposes are: flamingoworld.com, cabincoupon.com, couponmom.com, couponbastard.com. I am giving you these so you have an idea of the concept of the website I need. However, please do not copy ANYTHING from these sites as I do not like them.
DESIGNERS ONLY WANTS/DON’T WANTS
- 1 HOMEPAGE DESIGN / 1 INNER PAGE (will work on after the winner is chosen)
- WHITE BACKGROUND with bright 3D photos that pop out
- Examples of photos
(I want to definitely Use this one in the middle – see website mock up)
(Can use one of these bags for the right top side and around the page)
NEED TO FIND PIC...IT was deleted...
- Organized and Aligned content, pictures, boxes, etc.
- Sharp text font color (not flat colored)
- Rounded Edges overall
- Web 2.0 look
- Modern Pop Out Wow look
- Make the Logo look like a part of the page
- Standard Web Formats (.jpg, .gif and .png); Vector Formats (.eps, .pdf); FULLY Layered PSD files.
- Centered page
DO NOT WANT:
- Boring Page with no color
- Boxy Toolbars, menus, etc.
- No horizontal scrolling
- Stolen art work
CODERS ONLY WANTS/DON’T WANTS
- All of the above plus everything listed here
- XHTML/CSS table less
- CLEAN, ORGANIZED, SEO friendly validated code
- Template of header, footer, top, left menu’s stored in separate XHTML files included in one file so we can make changes in one location for all pages.
- Messy complicated non-seo friendly coding
In the US, cabincoupon.com, flamingoworld.com, couponmom.com, coupons.com (use these sites so you can get idea of our concept but please do not copy ANYTHING)
Men and Women online shoppers from 20-50, who seek online savings in an easy to navigate and friendly website and have no patience or time for unorganized and cluttered websites. They want to get to their destination without jumping hoops.
The $600 guaranteed amount will be paid by 99 designs as they are currently holding the payment. The additional $400 for coding will be paid upon the receipt of the completed and verified working website and validated code through Paypal.
Most important...Be creative! We are looking for designers we can work with in the future, as this is just the beginning of this site and this is definitely not the only site we will be working on. So if you are interested, please submit your best work.
If you have any questions, please PM.