I designed the site, logo, etc. myself, and I am a developer, not a designer. It is built, and the CSS is complete as far as layout goes.
I just used Helvetica throughout as a temporary measure and came up with a color scheme that is pretty close to what I like. I need a designer's eye to help with tweaking our logo, colors and font usage. I'm willing to entertain anything you think will improve the site.
I would like you to take the existing home page and improve it with your ideas for:
C. Tweaking the logo
I'm pretty attached to the design as it is - I designed it after all - but know that a you can come up with ideas to improve it.
Please use fonts that are widely available for use on the web. If you want to use a unique font, please use Google Fonts so I can still just use HTML. For the logo, go ahead and use any font you think would be best because it will be a PNG file.
During the contest, please just show screen shots of the current site with your font and color schemes. For deliverables after the contest, you can just send me a screenshot of the home page and maybe a couple other pages with your fonts and color schemes in place, but annotated so that I will know which fonts to use where.
The other deliverable will be our tweaked logo in AI format.
To make it easier for you to work on this, I have uploaded the photoshop files I used. So, you can just use that to replace fonts and colors, then make PNGs and upload them. The document also has all of the math inside so you can see the widths, heights, etc. of all the sections.
The same styles (colors and fonts) will be applied across the entire site. So, we only need one page to be addressed. But if you could send up a couple of the pages with your font, logo and color ideas, it'll be easier for me to see how they'll work across the site. Of course, if you have any ideas for improving the site, I'd love to hear them.
Here are the demo pages:
Demo home page:
Demo "Sign Up" page:
Demo profile page:
Demo search result page:
Demo "Top Resources" page:
(This page will be a compilation of resources from across the site about a particular topic.)
Oh, and our visitors will be mostly women.