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We are a new startup company! We are in the process of creating a new deals and coupons website - covering most online retail vendors/merchants. We plan to list special deals, seasonal offers and discount coupons of the top companies in several industries. We need a high quality unique design which can be easily converted into a Joomla template - that appeals to our target audience – that is, online consumers looking for discounts, deals and coupons.
- Professional, compelling & clean design
- Web 2.0 style site design
- Creative use of professional colors but soothing light design for background (nothing too loud)
- Original & unique design concept
- Easily usable / navigable site
- Lightweight & fast loading graphics
- Creative / cartoonist imagery that shows happy online shoppers in action
- Final source files (PSD, png, etc.) to be supplied, need to be easily modifiable and later converted/sliced to a Joomla XHTML/CSS template
Even if you don't win this contest we are still interested in quality designers for future projects. We will exchange contact information with 4 and 5 star entrants for the potential to work on future projects.
Regular online consumers ready to make a purchase – but looking for a discount coupon, people who are looking for lowest price tag on their respective item, people looking for cash back or rebates on items they intend to buy, etc. This covers males and females between ages of 21 – 55 years.
We need a professional looking unique design for a site that appeals to prospective customers. We want a Web 2.0 design that is clean and easy to navigate. We need a unique compelling design with creative use of graphics and/or stock photos. Also, for the global navigation – we would like to have creative theme based buttons.
Since this design needs to be used for a Joomla template - all contest entrants should create both a home page design and module-positions page design. The final winner would provide design sources for both pages.
Here are a few examples of other sites that you can look for inspiration / ideas:
http://demo.yootheme.com/feb09/inde…&Itemid=58 (Module positions page)
We will give feedback to all entries with 4 and 5 star ratings. We are not interested in entries that we rate with 3 stars or less.
Please don't copy any of the designs from the above examples. Use it as a reference & inspiration for your own original design. We are looking at something unique which will stand out and look better compared to other competitors.
Design has to be optimized for 1024x768 display resolutions (specially the page width, since height will vary based on content).
Designing a high quality logo is not a core requirement for this design. However, we will give special consideration to those who go above and beyond by providing a highly compelling and enticing logo design.
There are no specific preferences for the type of font to be used, but ensure that it looks good, pleasantly readable and ties in well with the overall design.
We recommend that all contestants use iStockPhoto or a similar service for the site images. Please use the comp images in your design submissions. We will pay for the winning contestants stock images. Please bookmark or save the image numbers so we can easily locate them and pay for a license.
Questions/Comments: Please leave a comment in the discussion thread. We will be checking back on a regular basis while the contest is happening.
Good luck on the contest. We look forward to seeing your work!