We need a complete design for a portal with similar categories and features as Yahoo.com, Mail.ru.
Россия.com (english - Russia.com)
The portal will have similar categories and features as yahoo.
We are looking for design for the home page of the main portal.
This design should be easily branded. I.e. it should be easily customized for new logo, icons, colors.
Design should include design for search form for easily finding relevant content on portal.
We have logo already for main site - http://99designs.com/contests/19171/entries/282.
The winning designer will also work on other pages after home is finalized. Which include (but not limited): news, auctions, blogs, hotel reservations, tickets, dating, yellow pages, classifieds, community.
We'd like to see something 'light', 'airy' and so called 'web2.0'.
Please feel free to suggest ideas for page layout, or design.
1. Light, 'airy', 'web2.0'
2. To have links/blocks/icons for other inner section of the site: news, auctions, blogs, hotel reservations, tickets, dating, yellow pages, classifieds, community, etc.
3. Initial color scheme should share same colors as our logo - http://99designs.com/contests/19171/entries/282
4. Design should be easily changeable for inserting new logo/icons, implementing new colors later for branded sites.
5. Good readability, good vertical rhythm, web-safe fonts mostly.
6. Ideally, design should allow flexible width of the site. So all parts of the design should be done with keeping this in mind.
7. Min width: 1000px, so users with 1024px resolution still can see the whole site.
1. No dark background colors
2. No extensive use of non-web-safe fonts. Some parts like icons/logos - ok, but not all headers, text, etc