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Website design for firedb - online software company

drewmania needed a new web page design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 54 designs submitted by 13 freelance designers.

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How drewmania started their web page design journey

Summary

http://www.firedb.com

Our company name and product name is firedb. We build online applications will be using our website to promote our company/brand and our products and services.

Company name

firedb

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

We are looking for a design of our website firedb.com
The logo is http://99designs.com/contests/10591…ies/755689
(Design Deliverable 1) Design of the website
This is the one page (the homepage) which will consist of;
- Navigation
- Large Banner
- Smaller Banners
- Latest blog entries
(Design Deliverable 2) Supporting images

For the other pages of our website we will be using the design from deliverable (1) and simply replacing the Large Banner with an Image (e.g the Products page will have an image with heading and graphic much like the homepage banner).
The ideal situation would be to have an image supplied for the 'heading' of each page;
- Products
- Services
- Blog
- Contacts
- Clients
On certain pages we will need to have a vertical navigation (e.g on the products page we'd have navigation on the left of the page for features, demo, buy now)
- We'd like to see the vertical navigation box included as part of the design (so we are able to use it throughout the site)
Content (1)

The homepage should have the following:
A) Logo: http://99designs.com/contests/10591…ies/755689
B) Navigation: Home, Products, Services, Blog, Contact, Clients (buttons with up/hover/down states)
C) 1 main banner
- Custom software to save you time and money: Build your business with us
D) 3 or 4 smaller banners
- Features: See what firedb has to offer
- Find out more: Find out why more businesses choose firedb
- Demo: Try firedb today
- Sucess Stories: See what our clients have to say
It should be easy to change the text from the original so we can alter these banners later.
E) Latest News
- Show at least one blog entry on the homepage. Potentially up to three entries (e.g one under the other at the bottom of the site)
Content (2)

The supporting image used in other pages could be much like the main banner page (probably not as high) and should have;
- The heading (e.g Products)
- Possibly a tag line under it (e.g We have a large range of great products)
- An appropriate graphic (e.g a software box or in an image)
The vertical navigation box should just allow us to throw whatever we'd like inside and should have;
- Space for a heading (e.g Product Navigation)
- Space for the items inside (e.g features, demo, buy now)
Layout

We have a specific layout in mind. (banner at the top with smaller ones underneath)
http://www.apple.com/
http://www.dell.com/
Another example of this layout which I will highlight for reference: http://marketplace.sitepoint.com/at…/38573.jpg
- Like the idea of the gradient in the background
- Like the giant banner
- Like the smaller banners
Note: The news looks a little out of place, we would have preferred the news below the smaller banners with the three banners taking all the width (eg dell.com) or fit four banners taking all the width (eg apple.com).
Blog Layout: We like the blog layout with heading+image+text (see example here http://extjs.com/blog/ ). So when designing the website we'd like to see this design for the blog entries.

Wants

- Colors which might work well, blue, gree, white, grey, brown
- Simplicity, boldness, clean design
- Similar fonts for banners as used in the big banners for dell and apple (headings think and bold, easy to read)
- General text for the website should be easy very easy to read (e.g text @ apple.com)IMPORTANT
- Website should fit well in a 1024x768 screen (i.e no horizontal scrolling)
- Format: Photoshop or Illustrator, RGB Color
- File must contain separate layers for each unique item (eg the banner, the logo etc)
- Include hover/up/down states where appropriate

Don't want

- Advise against dark backgrounds (gradients are ok just stay away from black backgrounds)
- Try and keep the feel of a professional software company. Refer to logo for inspiration.

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US$700

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