Guild website Joomla template & Graphic/Banner design

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11
Avg Bid (USD)
$775
Project Budget (USD)
$300 - $1500

Project Description:
Ok I am new at this so bear with me.

I have a guild I run in the game World of Warcraft. I am currently running just an invision forum (about 600 members) but would like to add more content via a CMS and I have chosen Joomla as that vehicle. I will install most of the necessary modifications myself, and with luck I will be able to integrate them all together.

What I want right now from the reader:

1. A website with a unique design different then all the other wow sites out there. I do not want a warcraft clone website nor do I want all of blizzards overused graphics (one or 2 of the less frequently seen ones perhaps).

I have some layouts that I like as far as navigation goes, but colors schemes and images are not my specialty, I can tell you if I like it when I see it :) I need some suggestions and initiative here from the graphic designers to help me see what you can do. I do have an idea for the banner it involves a little 3D animation or flash:)

2. I need an experienced designer that can work effectively with the time given. I assume we have experts here so I am not paying for a learning curve. I also assume an experienced 'template' developer will not have to start from scratch but will have some previous work that he can modify or enhance into something right for me.This would increase the quality of the deliverable while cutting down on work hours. I understand that not every part of this project would fit into this category.

3. There are really a couple parts to this project.
- The template design/layout
- The image design/selection to be used in the template
- A banner custom made possibly with some flash or 3D animation

If you can deliver only part of this project let me know that in your offer and I may be willing to split this into multiple projects if necessary.


If you are familiar with Warcraft or have done other warcraft sites that is definitly a plus but not necessarily required. I do need whoever will be doing the graphic design and banners/logos to have a talent and eye for fantasy and mideavel type art and design as that is the general theme.

I will also require samples of your past work that is relevant to my project. Nice coorporate websites to show me general layout and navigation is well and good, but I would like to see the something more applicable as well i.e. fantasy art or designs/banners, guild or game websites you have designed etc.

Also while I realize this could add up fairly quickly, for now I would like to keep my budget in the $300-$600 range. This is entirely allocated to the joomla template and graphic/banner design. I will be setting up the other aspects of the website on my own. I have seen many of the Warcraft templates and guild websites out there and I really dont want anyone to try and sell me one of those. If I wanted that I would spend $40 and buy one from template monster :) I am really looking for some creativity and uniqueness. If you cannot operate inside that budget please send me an itemized list with costs and time required so that I can see what you can do within my budget. I will determine at that time if I need to scale back the project specifications or allocate more money.


I would also like the site to validate to XHTML and CSS W3C standards. It needs to be compatible with Firefox and IE. I also need it to scale with different resolutions (1024x768 & 1280x1024 for sure ). And on a closing note I would prefer it not be too much tables based but more php and CSS. This is because I have seen tables based templates that become broke when an img or some content is posted that is to large.

Additional Project Description:
01/10/2007 at 9:43 SGT
Ok I am new at this so bear with me.

I have a guild I run in the game World of Warcraft. I am currently running just an invision forum (about 600 members) but would like to add more content via a CMS and I have chosen Joomla as that vehicle. I will install most of the necessary modifications myself, and with luck I will be able to integrate them all together.

What I want right now from the reader:

1. A website with a unique design different then all the other wow sites out there. I do not want a warcraft clone website nor do I want all of blizzards overused graphics (one or 2 of the less frequently seen ones perhaps).

I have some layouts that I like as far as navigation goes, but colors schemes and images are not my specialty, I can tell you if I like it when I see it :) I need some suggestions and initiative here from the graphic designers to help me see what you can do. I do have an idea for the banner it involves a little 3D animation or flash:)

2. I need an experienced designer that can work effectively with the time given. I assume we have experts here so I am not paying for a learning curve. I also assume an experienced 'template' developer will not have to start from scratch but will have some previous work that he can modify or enhance into something right for me.This would increase the quality of the deliverable while cutting down on work hours. I understand that not every part of this project would fit into this category.

3. There are really a couple parts to this project.
- The template design/layout
- The image design/selection to be used in the template
- A banner custom made possibly with some flash or 3D animation

If you can deliver only part of this project let me know that in your offer and I may be willing to split this into multiple projects if necessary.


If you are familiar with Warcraft or have done other warcraft sites that is definitly a plus but not necessarily required. I do need whoever will be doing the graphic design and banners/logos to have a talent and eye for fantasy and mideavel type art and design as that is the general theme.

I will also require samples of your past work that is relevant to my project. Nice coorporate websites to show me general layout and navigation is well and good, but I would like to see the something more applicable as well i.e. fantasy art or designs/banners, guild or game websites you have designed etc.

Also while I realize this could add up fairly quickly, for now I would like to keep my budget in the $300-$600 range. This is entirely allocated to the joomla template and graphic/banner design. I will be setting up the other aspects of the website on my own. I have seen many of the Warcraft templates and guild websites out there and I really dont want anyone to try and sell me one of those. If I wanted that I would spend $40 and buy one from template monster :) I am really looking for some creativity and uniqueness. If you cannot operate inside that budget please send me an itemized list with costs and time required so that I can see what you can do within my budget. I will determine at that time if I need to scale back the project specifications or allocate more money.


I would also like the site to validate to XHTML and CSS W3C standards. It needs to be compatible with Firefox and IE. I also need it to scale with different resolutions (1024x768 & 1280x1024 for sure ). And on a closing note I would prefer it not be too much tables based but more php and CSS. This is because I have seen tables based templates that become broke when an img or some content is posted that is to large.

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Note that if I am satisfied with the work done here it may evolve into some more custom modding and possibly forum themeing as dictated by the quality of your work and my time/budget.


01/10/2007 at 11:21 SGT
Sorry about the double post I thought I was editing what was there not appending to it. I will see if I can get somebody to fix that for me.

01/17/2007 at 1:59 SGT
I am closing this project to split it into 2 projects. I am taking one of the current bidders to do the design/graphics and will post a future project to implement that design into the website. There will also be some possible future modifications. Thank you for your time.

Skills required:
Banner Design, Flash, Graphic Design, Website Design
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