We need a fluid template design that is beautiful, yet bold but also simple and very clean. The intent of our home page is to get users to search for restaurants, so we're looking for a home page that gets people using the site as quickly as possible (think Google). (No sheet/background combinations)
The home-page should have a simple white background, with a header and logo at the top and a search bar smack in the middle of the page. Users will be able to search for restaurants by name, cuisine or location. An additional menu ("About Us", etc...) should be elegantly put on the page, where the options are easily found but not intrusive or confusing. There should also be a log-on module and Web 2.0 icons, also elegantly built into the page.
There are three primary follow on pages we're looking for:
1. Restaurant Search Results
2. Restaurant Details
3. Restaurant Menu
Color themes we're looking for are going to be earth tones- except we want our primary color to be the color of the Qatar flag. It's a type of burgundy. So we're looking for Burgundy, with reds/deep purples/greys and maybe hints of yellow and orange.
To get an idea of where we're going you can look at our current site: doha-delivery.com.
Our site is hosted externally at Siteground.com and we use a Joomla CMS for which we are building our own components. So the template needs to work with Joomla.