I would like to have a wordpress blog designed with a similar look and feel to the techcrunch blog located at http://www.techcrunch.com...EXCEPT a bit wider overall.
I would like for the blog to be an elastic design with rounded corners and a light colored slightly textured perimeter background outside of the main content's white or slightly tinted background.
I would like a HOME button plus 10 tabs across the top of the page below the header. I would like for each tab to highlight in a silvery white color whenever the cursor is run across. Each tab would be a category that I would like to use to categorize each post.
I would also like to use a similar font to TechCrunch for the main content text. My header/blog title will be a simple two-word name with a …tagline attached. No logo will be included. I would like for the Header to also use a similar font to TechCrunch.
I would like space at the top of the page above the Blog Name/header for 1 or 2 horizontal ads as well as space on the right side of the page for a variety of vertical ads that could be either square or tower or text ads.
I would like for each of my posts to be offset to the left of the screen…not centered.
Similar to Tech Crunch I would like to have only 6 posts per page with 1 date at the Top for each day of posts. In other words, I do not want the date to appear for each of my posts. I only want the date at the top of the first post on each day that I post.
I would also like for readers to have the ability to post comments.
I would like to have the ability to post YouTube videos and photos in my posts as well.
Most Importantly I would like for the design to be easy to update and expandable…i.e. I'd like the ability to add more category tabs in the future below the original 10 but in the same bar. And possible some additional expansion options.
I am looking for a design that allows me to choose my own blog host and one that is allows me to take
advantage of SEO as well.
I am attaching a PowerPoint file with a mock-up displaying the type of concept I am trying to achieve. The mock-up does not show the rounded corners or the perimeter background shading I would like as I did not know how to depict these features in powerpoint. Tech Crunch will give you an idea of what I want. Essentially I want a blog that looks almost exactly and works almost excactly like tech crunch. I am willing to take bids on the price. I am hoping to keep it reasonable however.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to assess this project.