There should be 7 main sections that are:
NOTE: These are our ideas and guidelines but we are flexible and want you to utilize your creativity. If you feel you have some better ideas please feel free to implement those.
Header - Should be laid out with ecommerce header best practices in mind.
Banner area - Get inspiration from the inspiration website list section.
Left sidebar - This should have a product estimator like the one located at http://www.modernpostcard.com/produ…stcard-5x7 It should be redesigned as far as your design for the site is concerned but it will function in the same manner with the accordion function and drop-down selections. The main categories for the estimator are:
Grand Format Products
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When someone clicks on any of the main categories the accordion menu will drop down and show all of the products in that category and the customer will be able to select a product and the estimator will begin adding the dollar amount as they complete each step.
Main focal point products - the products that should be focused on the most are business cards, postcards, brochures, and grand format printing.
Interactive discount section - This area will have a title such as "Pick the Product you Deserve a Discount on" and show a few products (you choose how many products show and which ones as well as the layout). This is essentially going to be a voting system for the customers to tell PostcardsRUs what to give a discount on when the next month comes. The process is simple...They click on the product they think they deserve a discount on and a popup will show up prompting them for their name and email address so PostcardsRUs can send them emails letting them know which products won the discount vote every month. If you decide not to design an interactive discount section you may use this section for something you think would fit better here. Keep in mind we need a way to capture email information somewhere. A simple and standard email capture idea can be found at http://goincase.com/.
Footer - Draw inspiration from the sites listed in the inspiration section. Utilize the category items located on the footer at PostcardsRus.com.
For the interior page design, Please choose between any of the following pages and create a design for it:
Products & Services aka Print Stuff
Be sure to look at the way that other printing websites