Hi, I am looking for a company/designer to do a redesign of my website www.soundandperformance.com.
The entire website should be a maximum width of 775px (centered or left justified) and all pages should include a right side sidebar (approx width of 150px - 250px depending on your design) that will be used for â€œrelated linksâ€, user login, search bar, archives and other information. I will be using your design to create a backend/cms solution.
The â€œheaderâ€ of the website should include a logo in the top left and the following main navigation links (Events, Cars, Models, Teams, Videos, Sign Up).
The website is an import tuner (cars) online magazine and will need to have the following main sections set up like a typical news site:
Home - Home page of the website will have an area in the top left (below the navigation) approximately 525px â€“ 625px wide and approximately 225px â€“ 300px high depending on your design that will be used for feature content, static images. Below this feature area will be an area for â€œLatest Newsâ€ (again 525px â€“ 625px wide) with two additional sections below this one (side by side, 50% width each) that will be used for other content (TBD â€“ use filler for now). The area directly below this will be used for some advertising (think Google AdSense style adds) and then finally the footer with additional links and copyright notice.
Events â€“ Header at the top of the page followed by a main image of the latest event (525px â€“ 625px) with the Event Name (about 16px text), a brief description and a link to the detailed event page. Below this section will be 8 more events (4 rows, 2 columns) with each event having a thumbnail image, event title, brief description and link to detailed event page. The sidebar and footer will also remain.
Cars â€“ The format of this page will follow the same layout as the Events section. Header, 1 main feature at the top of the page, 8 additional features, side bar and footer.
Models - The format of this page will follow the same layout as the Events section. Header, 1 main feature at the top of the page, 8 additional features, side bar and footer.
Teams - The format of this page will follow the same layout as the Events section. Header, 1 main feature at the top of the page, 8 additional features, side bar and footer.
Videos - The format of this page will follow the same layout as the Events section. Header, 1 main feature at the top of the page, 8 additional features, side bar and footer.
Detail Pages (Used for Events, Cars, Models, Teams and Videos) â€“ The detail pages will have the header at the top of the page, followed by a main image, the article title and then the body text. Within the body text there should be a â€œthumbnailâ€ type image that will link to a photo gallery (that I will create using a Flash plug-in I already have).
This is essentially the format of the site. As you can see there are really only 3 different page layouts that are needed - the homepage, the main page layout for the main sections and the detail pages. Some features that are good include a â€œWeb 2.0â€ style, carbon fiber and colors, images and styles that relate to the import tuner/automotive industry. A new logo will also be necessary for the site. I would be looking for the company/individual to provide conceptual designs for approval prior to producing final versions. I will also require that all source files used in the creation of the design (including fonts used, images, and design files) be included with the final deliverable.
If you are interested in bidding on this project, you will need to have recent positive feedback and a portfolio online where I can review your previous work. I tried to be as detailed as possible, buy feel free to contact me with any additional questions.