A call to action for parents looking for daycares. This will include a search function. Here is an example:
Parents Find Care For Your Children Now!
Search for (dropdown box with options such as daycare) within (dropdown box for various preset distances (1 mile, 5 miles, 10 miles, etc.) of (box to enter zip code)
Parents can also have care providers contact them. Need a call to action saying something along the lines of "Enter your preferences and have daycares contact you instead."
Then it will say connect me to care providers within (pre-selected distances in miles dropdown) of my address.
#1 and #2 need to SHOW ABOVE THE FOLD and the design needs to be optimized for 1024x768
This could be a banner that shows a popup with the form when it's clicked. I would welcome either design type.
Navigation Bar with the following options
-List Your Daycare
Footer navigation with the following
-Terms and Conditions
-Advertise with us
If possible a banner/button that has a call to action asking daycares to list their business. With the other 2 call to actions there this would only be desired if you could fit it into the design without it getting too busy, otherwise don't worry.
No pictures of parents, I would just want kids and caregivers if you would like. If you put multiple pictures of kids please mix up the ages (from 6 months to about 5 years old) and the ethnicities. I don't want only 1 age and ethnicity represented if there are multiple kid images.
I do not have a particular color scheme in mind but looking for something colorful but not so much that it is distracting or hurts the eyes.
The body will have 4 feeds that will be:
If you look at http://www.demodirectory.com/index.php at the bottom you will see recent reviews and recent articles. That can give you a sense of the amount of space it would take. Anything can be truncated and shrunk but this gives you a starting point at least.
There needs to be space somewhere to the right side for some banner ads that are 180x150 pixels. Make sure there is some space left for a few of these.
No logo currently exists you can just add some font effects to the URL name.