Should be fun and engaging. Most of our business happens at night, so we're looking for a design with a dark background and lively graphics. We cater mostly to an adult audience (we have a full bar) but we also want to make sure the design doesn't look like something kids can't come to. We hold a lot of parties and events for kids too! Basically, we want it to be 'fun' and lively but not 'cartoony'. A modest amount of bowling-specific theming is good, for instance to have the icons for the slideshow pager be little bowling pins, things like that. The background image might also have a bowling theme of some kind, but should not distract from the content.
We have a ton of content and sections planned for this site, so the main menu should be horizontal along the top, with room for 10 or 12 top-level items. Please include an example of a dropdown in your design.
We want to feature a LOT of teaser content on our home page. The home page should have a prominent slideshow at the top with a partially transparent overlay to include a message/link/announcement on every slide.
Beneath the slideshow, we'll want numerous areas to feature the following:
- Special Deals
- Upcoming Events
- Links to Prices
- Contact information (in header would be fine too)
- Portal links for Corporate/Student/Family/Kids
- Latest Blog Post
- Newsletter Signup
The areas do not need to be specifically designed to each of these item, we just want to have enough regions available. We'll also want an area for a "Welcome" type message.
This will be a generic inside page, you can fill it with generic About Page type content (text, image). There should be a sidebar region so we can place sidebar widgets on any page. The slideshow that is present on the homepage should drop out.