How cognitivex started their web page design journey
Spot2Shoot / Share your favorite spots to shoot
We are building a web site for photographers to come out and share their favorite spots to take pictures. If there's one thing we know about photographers is that they love to talk about every aspect of photography. We want to give them that opportunity. More specifically share their favorite spots.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Professional photographers, amateur photographers, the general population. We expect photographers to play a great part on the web site. Especially when it comes to creating content. Typically the general population will end up on Spot2Shoot based on a search in google or an external link or a shared story via Facebook twitter and the like.
We want a simple design that is easy to interact with. We've attached a logo that you can play around with. If you look arround at foodspotting.com . gowalla.com etc.. You'll find some of the playfullness we are looking for.
We like the idea of a simple banner at the top for navigation. You know the basics (login, signup, account, contact etc.) and of course the logo. Maybe find a way to make it a thin bar. 100px max? You might have other ideas.
The next section should be reserved for the interation on the web site. Searching for spots, browsing etc... Big box with "Search for spots" would be nice. Then a google map with the search results underneath.
We're awaiting your ideas. Please ask questions. <-- it's important
Try to use the logo. If you can't I'm open to ideas.