SingItLikeMe is a fun site that allows talented singers to share videos of themselves singing their favorite cover songs in the comfort of their home.
There are a lot unknown artists on YouTube that love to sing their favorite songs on camera, and a lot of them have thousands of followers. Many times they create really unique renditions of the original songs that sometimes sound even better than the original artist. SingItLikeMe's goal is to compile all of the best cover performances for all to enjoy!
The tagline is "Just you and the camera signing your favorite songs!"
We won't be hosting any of the videos ourselves, we'll allow users to embed their videos from youtube.
The site will be fun and artistic. I'd like the design to reflect that as well.
I have a very very rough outline/prototype up at SingItLikeMe.com, and I've attached mockups as well. Design wise I'm starting from scratch so this allows a talented designer full reign on creativity for site design.
Answers to a few questions I've received from designers:
1. Do you have a logo? If no, please describe.
- I do not yet have a logo. I had one made a couple years ago, but I don't have the file anymore. It included an image similar to this one in it http://static2.bigstockphoto.com/th…541479.jpg. Logo doesn't need to be anything too fancy.
2. What colors you prefer?
- Lets try a blue color scheme
Questions on specific pages:
3. The sketch does not have the login box (login/signup)? Will it be possible to create profiles for visitors? For example, if someone want to set up multiple videos, it does not have to retype it every time data. That would be a good idea. What do you think?
- Right now I don't want users to be able to create an account. I may add this functionality later on.
5. Do you have facebook, twitter and youtube profile? If I could put icons in the design?
- No, please leave this off for now.
6. Will be the performance evaluation? With stars or numbers, eg 1-5 stars? or 1-5 grades?
- Right now there won't be any performance evaluation
7. The sketch does not have any menu. Will you include any navigation/menu
- You can include these links at the bottom of the page. There's no reason to have them as top navigation. It'll distract from the purpose of the site.
8. What infrormation sould contain the search item?
- For right now please include thumbnail image of video, video title (ex "Group XYZ singing SONG NAME (ORIGINAL ARTIST), and number of views/plays
9. What kind of sorting you want on search results?
Examples: Sort by name, sort by rating, sort by date, random sort.
- No sorting functionality needed at the moment. This is something I'll probably add in later
10. Do you want the ability to have user can create their own account, the possibility of user registration?
- Not right now, possibly in the future
11. Comments: Do users have to register before commenting or comments may be published without registration?
- I'd like to use Facebook's social plugin for commenting. You can see an example of it here http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0B9921NU