The Coding Machine is a custom software company which works with free-lancer coders all over the world. We're making data base oriented web sites, ERPs, custom CRMs, or standalone web applications and we use 99designs when we need a graphic part for our clients.
We've been so busy these last 3 years that we couldn't work on our own website, but now we feel like it can't be delayed!
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
This part of our website is client oriented and most of our clients are French professionals. They are used to corporate websites.
Guidelines: We need something classy and (very) slightly corporate, but definitely want it simple and white dominant. Here are websites we like:
- http://www.equalitysolutions.ro/ (for readability and display : 1 block/then 4/then 1/then 3, but we find this site a little too serious)
- http://haveamint.com/ (for the readability and the “light” look + the column display)
- http://invoicemachine.com/home (for the column display)
We like the 2 or 3 columns display since it makes texts easy to read.
Colors: they can be totally changed if you feel like it. It used to be blue and orange, but we’re ok to change if you have better propositions.
Layout: the front page will contain:
- a main horizontal navigation menu,
- 1 “corporate” picture,
- a company block (text : 500 characters max),
- a “methods” block (text 300->500 characters),
- a “news” block (text 3 x 200 characters max),
- a “component” array ( go to http://www.thecodingmachine.com/platform.php to see the current array)
- a flash map (see actual website http://www.thecodingmachine.com )
- horizontal separators.