Italian Casino Blog design

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3
Avg Bid (USD)
$156
Project Budget (USD)
$100 - $400

Project Description:
**I need to design a drupal based blog which discusses online casinos in Italian language. Work includes graphical design, Drupal customization and installation and any other PHP work involved in the process.**


## Deliverables

**I need to design a drupal based blog which discusses online casinos in Italian language. Work includes graphical design, Drupal customization and installation and any other PHP work involved in the process.**

## Bidder professional requirements:

1. Proven website design experience, preferably with portals. Gaming / Gambling portals design experience is a huge advantage.
2. Experience with drupal customization and setup.


## Website Structure

Site will be comprised of the following elements:


* Homepage: Contains the following elements:
1. **Header.**
2. **Welcome message (a 30 word website description & welcome paragraph).**
3. **3 Casino review box which contain a medium size software lobby thumbnail + 50 word description. (see casinoinlinea.it's homepage for an example)**
4. **5 Blog post abstracts: first 30-50 words of the most recent blog posts.**
5. **Up to 4 120x600, 125x125, 468x60 or 250x250 banners can be used as space fillers on the sides or in the middle of the page; It's the designer's decision.**
6. **Footer.
**
* ****Header**:
A compact graphical horizontal banner which sends out a ?€œgambling portal?€ message (80 pixel tall max). Below the graphical banner is a horizontal menu bar with links to inner category pages. (look at [www.CasinoInLinea.IT][1]'s header as an example). Menu bar links are indentical on all webpages and should be editable from the Drupal interface.**
* ****Footer:** An external small HTML file, embedded into each page with SSI or other technique. Will be edited by me later (and will contain several text links and copyright messages. See CasinoInLinea.IT's footer as an example).**
* **Post page. Contains the blog post's text + header + footer + banner space filler if necessary. Also contains breadcrumbs.**
* **Category page: Contains a list of all blog posts which belong to a specific category (?€œcasino games?€, ?€œcasino strategy?€ etc). A graphical element (e.g. 125x125 or 120x90 banner) should symbolize the category's meaning, e.g. a roulette table photo for the ?€œcasino games?€ category.**


## **Design note and examples**

**Blog design should convey gambling, mainly in the header. White background for all posts is preferable but not mandatory.**

**Positive design examples:**

* **[www.madbusinesssolutions.com][2] ? clean design, basic elements included. Header needs a bit heavier graphics.**
* **[www.casinoinlinea.it][1] ?€" slightly heavy design but conveys gambling very well. Color scheme should be different, but header has good structure.**
* **[www.casinotop10.it][3] - good , clean design. Small but distinguishable header.**

**Negative examples: [www.midelec.com][4] ?€" dark design, too heavy.**


## **Additional Site Features**

**Search box that enables searching within blog posts**

## **CMS Setup**

1. **CMS should allow editing & managing of the following elements:**
* **blog posts.**
* **Categories (+ graphical element as discussed in section 5 of Website Elements).**
2. **SEO friendly URLs. CRITICAL. (url format: www.Domain.COM/category-title/blog-post-title)**


## **Work order and schedule:**

1. **JPG or GIF file with homepage design will be sent for approval.**
2. **Once approved, CMS customization process will begin.**
3. **Once bidder is selected, project should be completed within 7 business days.**

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Skills required:
Engineering, MySQL, PHP, Project Management, Software Architecture, Software Testing, User Interface / IA
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