We require a sales focused homepage design that has a clean, uncluttered, attractive and professional style.
No coding is necessary, just a layered PSD, with all layers clearly named. Also include fonts used and any stock photos.
LAYOUT and DESIGN STRUCTURE
The design needs to fit in well with typical ecommerce websites. Design for 1024 screen resolutions. A smart background design that bleeds out to the full width on larger resolutions would be a bonus. Have a look at
http://www.pulsedirect.co.nz/produc…me=Massage as a good example of this. This is just an idea, you may have some of your own tricks to deal with this.
DESIGN FEATURES REQUIRED
- Well define areas with good headings, panels, icons etc,
- Top Page Banner with logo,
- Top Right Cart Summary / Cart Nav,
- Left Hand Nav with categories,
- Punchy Top Nav for Key information,
- Basic text bottom nav for less important things,
- and then of course a main content area with white background,
- Section for animated slide show presenting products / promotions,
- News Letter, Tell A friend buttons,
- Sections for listing Specials and Featured Products,
- Shopping Buttons i.e "More Info", "Add to Cart","Checkout".
Please steer clear of anything here! This is very old. Just use as reference and ideas for it's content. We are also getting a new logo done later, so don't worry about basing anything too much around it. Feel free to start from scratch and do what looks best. Your free to play with logo if it helps to compliment your design. We also realize the product images are very poor and are busy sourcing some better quality images soon as possible. For now please do the best you can with whats on the website.
EXAMPLE WEBSITES WE LIKE
Pros: Clean & simple, nice fresh colours & style, nice with large intro image, good functional layout throughout when using to shop.
Cons: Deal of the week section/video area take up too much room. Needs to be balanced with Category Nav, Featured Prouducts etc. The web page and outer bg are both white blending into each other. Prefer the page to be more well define and mainly only the content section be white drawing your attention and focus here.
Just a touch of this website would be great:
Pros: Very sales focused, punchy, attention grabber, good design features to present the product. Prominent top nav.
Cons. Designed for only 1 product - no category nav, not a good layout for a dynamic website displaying lots of products.
This website uses the ecommerce engine we will be using. Please DONT use this for ideas on the OVERALL DESIGN STYLE! Its just to help demostrate the ecommerce features we will be using, and how they were integrared into this design.
Feel free to put forward any design ideas you professionally think is a good choice for this online business. The website's main objective it to do a good job attracting customers and selling it's products online.
Feel free to ask as many questions as you like and work with me to help you do the best job.
ALL THE BEST, we look forward to working with you!
We'll be using the following rating system (borrowed from delynnberry competition "thanks"):
1 star - Wrong direction, start over
2 star - Some elements we like, but it's still a miss
3 star - Interesting concept that needs further refinement. You're getting close but need revisions or a different angle to your design
4 star - A great design. Probably only needs a tweak of color or shading.
5 star - You've made the Final Cut.