ROUGH MOCKUP - OVERVIEW TAB: http://cl.ly/image/2O2V3t1h233C. Please do not copy the layout or style from this mockup. It's here to demonstrate the content that should appear on the page and give a general sense of organization.
We need a landing page template for our on-demand application hosting that will work for multiple platforms with a small amount of customization. We will be offering one-click deployment and managed cloud hosting for Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Movable Type, Elgg, Magento and Sugar CRM. The template needs to work for all platforms with some minor content changes.
We will be offering the same hosting options regardless of platform. The only difference will be a list of the platforms features (e.g. Wordpress's features are different from Sugar CRM). Please use Wordpress for the content of the landing page and include some branding that is specific to Wordpress that can be swapped out for another platform on the other landing pages (i.e. Sugar CRM). Please also provide an example of what the landing page would look like for another platform.
WHAT WE'RE GOING FOR STYLE WISE - This is an example of the sort of landing page we're going for: http://bitnami.com/cloud. See more detail on this page in the inspirational sites below. These guys offer what we offer, except for the fact that they do not provide the hosting infrastructure. We do.
Tab: Overview (This is the tab the user lands on)
Call to action: Sign up (Leads to a sign up form that collects plan (1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB - http://cl.ly/image/0K120N3b1a1I), name, address, city state, zip, credit card, phone number, email#, exp date, )
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Pricing and package info here: http://cl.ly/image/0K120N3b1a1I. It's okay if the pricing information appears on a separate tab a la Rackspace if it's too overwhelming on the home page. The goal is to have a very clean user experience that allows the user to quickly find the package they are looking for, select it and sign up with a form that collects the bare minimum information required to process the transaction: first and last name, address, city, state, zip, credit card #, exp date.
Call to action: Sign up (Leads to a sign up form where the user picks their plan (1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB - http://cl.ly/image/0K120N3b1a1I) name, address, city state, zip, credit card, phone number, email#, exp date, )
Please add three columns under the main content area with the following headers and list items:
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<p style="margin-top: 7px; margin-bottom: 7px; font-style: normal; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Each section should have an icon that reinforces the header and content. http://cl.ly/image/2M1n202J0R0p is an example of the type of layout.
<p style="margin-top: 7px; margin-bottom: 7px; font-style: normal; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Please add icons for each platform we support underneath the new section with the active/hover style on Wordpress. I like the way these guys do it: http://cl.ly/image/320f1q0r000q.
<p style="margin-top: 7px; margin-bottom: 7px; font-style: normal; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"> I want to make it clear in the CTA "Sign up" that this is a one-click install for Wordpress. What do you think about a button that has the platform logo and "one-click install"? I'm open to suggestions.