We like the idea of a header and footer navigation scheme with the header tabs being the most important. Content in the middle should be kept simple.
Color Scheme – We are open to 2 color schemes: navy/white and black/silver/white and would like to see samples of both before deciding. We need the colors to be slick and professional. We have included a sample of our logo – Ignore the font used on the sample logo and the royal blue color; use the colors identified above to design.
Font – no preference. Clean and easy to read is the only requirement.
Pictures/Graphics – we do not want the images to detract from the content. We obviously want design elements but the use of photos/images should be kept to a minimum.
What we would like to see:
Homepage – we have discussed a very simple landing page (http://www.cravath.com), with our logo
Subpages focused on the audience (perspective clients vs. candidates).
Sites we like:
http://www.cravath.com (homepage is great everything else too simple)
http://www.pamelaeinarsen.com (business is photography so not totally applicable – we would have text instead of photographs but like the look, very clean)
http://www.linkedin.com (easy to navigate, not sophisticated enough for us)
Sites we don’t like:
http://www.kornferry.com (too busy, cant identify information important to me easily)
Included is a full reqs doc for more detail if needed.