InfoBarrel / Infobarrel.com
InfoBarrel is a crowd sourced community where writers can generate a passive income stream by contributing content. InfoBarrel prides itself on customer service, meaningful/unique content and ease of use.
Our culture is a very friendly/open/transparent community, and our design philosophy is to keep it simple.
Our audience is two fold, we want to attract and satisfy our readers and secondly we need to attract new quality writers.
Keeping the site easy to read and navigate while maximizing advertising space is of key importance.
The most important piece of the puzzle we are looking for is a new header with a more streamlined overall logo.
We would like to continue using the IB speech bubble in some manner, but would like to see a more modern typographic logo. Essentially we want the words InfoBarrel recreated with a clean modern look.
Also, we would like the current blue navigation bar that has 'home/create/members/blog....' to be merged into the bottom of the header. The links in this header need to use web safe fonts. The blue bar doesn't necessarily have to come. Feel free to be creative with this. We will most likely be removing a few of these links from the header, but our mandatory ones are Create/Blog/Forum/Contests/Charity/FAQ/Contact Us
The maximum height on the header should be 100 pixels and should span the entire page however the usable width should be limited to 1000 pixels.
We will need a login box to appear in the top right corner where our users can login, register, and once logged in, access the site tools (My Infobarrel/create/My content/Settings/private messages).
Where the explore infobarrel currently resides we want to replace that with a search function for the site.
We would like to keep the same light blue color scheme, but are open to suggestions.