Redesign our homepage & more work for good entries

Contest Brief

The goal is simple, make the home page [url removed, login to view] look better.

The current leaders are:
[url removed, login to view]
[url removed, login to view]

Things we like:
The part with the products in the horizontal bar,
iThe graphics look better.
There are three boxes (article/ blog/ tweets)
Using less text. Usually when its a big paragraph people will not read it.
The footer is less cluttered.
That the search box has more room
Shorter, well thought though text is nicer
A back to top in the footer
Text is better distributed.
[url removed, login to view] is a good example of putting content in a grid

Things we don't like:
the navigation bar needs to look nicer
There are no nifty javascript effects in a jpg
There should be NO DUMMY TEXT (at the bottom of the footer).
The fonts should look better
The content should not feel crowded.
using dots to scroll are nice cause it gives an impression of the number of things to scroll through, like on an iPhone
a a magnifying glass for search, we can generate a text box on over and this saves space

Start off by giving us some pics (whatever format your comfortable with: psp, png) or just ask questions.

UPDATE: Don't worry about a HTML/CSS version if this impedes a good design. We will worry about how to get the design into drupal in a different project.

If you submit something, you'll always get some feedback from our team within a 24hr working day to improve on a next version, so go ahead and have a go!

The site [url removed, login to view] is the new version of are current site www.opentracker.net.

Our target is someone who owns a company website or app, looks at the home page and thinks "Wow I need to try this for my website/ app or sales team"

To get a gist of what we do take a look at [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view]). Take a look at the products we have to offer: web analytics, mobile analytics, lead capture, big data as a service.

As with a master's paint brush make the design of the home page look better.

NOTE: The main color scheme (font colors on dark gray background/ dark gray font on white/ logo) NEED TO STAY THE SAME. I.e. the company style needs to be recognizable.

The "track your visitors now", needs to be placed somewhere to the top of the site above the fold (before scrolling).

The best design up to now has been attached, see if you can improve on it!

It should tickle our target audiences interests. The person is typically from a website owner, sales team, a developer of apps or websites, or a company hiring these people to make their website or app. They are not afraid of trying out technology. You need to read through the site and get a feel for what we already have to offer ([url removed, login to view]).

The homepage can be playful with an emphasis on professional and clean (eg [url removed, login to view] or [url removed, login to view])

On the navigation the red color when scrolling over the navigation can be improved. Try working with a different colors. The line spacing for the navigation publication and company is bigger for the last items. the search box and blog/ login are all cluttered together.

We want people to login easily, so that can get some type of emphasis or stand on its own. The visuals should invite are target audience.

What needs to be improved is the way the text is displayed, the form, (the line spacing, the fonts, the way the navigation is shown (line spacing) the way the search box and blog and login is displayed), the way the boxes are aligned. For instance the "Opentracker Products" section is in a box, and displays four products. Right now the box is hitting the gray area underneath. Its not centered with white spacing one top, and no white spacing on the bottom. The border on the left is visible and the border on the right is not.

Recommended Skills

Public Clarification Board

  • eddiemoojen
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Hi Everyone,

    I want to notify everyone that a winner has been selected!

    We are very grateful that you took the time and effort to submit your designs and react to our feedback.

    We were very impressed with a lot of the entries.

    The following designs where our top 5 after three rounds of voting:

    place, design, points:
    1st, #48, 30
    2nd, #51, 29
    2nd, #41, 29
    4th, #42, 27
    5th, #45, 26

    As you can see the difference between 1st and 2nd places was just one point.

    Tomorrow I will be contacting some of the top entries,

    Thank you for participating!

    Eddie Moojen

    • 3 years ago
  • creativedesign06
    creativedesign06
    • 3 years ago

    Please review my new version #63

    • 3 years ago
  • chithrarahul
    chithrarahul
    • 3 years ago

    Please Check #65 #66

    • 3 years ago
  • creativedesign06
    creativedesign06
    • 3 years ago

    Please review my new version #63

    • 3 years ago
  • creativedesign06
    creativedesign06
    • 3 years ago

    Dear,
    Hope you are well. Please review my update version #53, #54, #55, #58 & #59 .

    Thanks a lot.

    • 3 years ago
  • eddiemoojen
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I want to thank everyone for their work up to now!
    We are impressed with the level of quality!

    just want to let everyone know that we have extended the end date, but wont be taking any new entries.

    tomorrow we will be reviewing designs and giving some more feedback/ asking questions to finalize the contest.
    in the mean time we will have radio silence, so don't worry if we don't react to any questions, we're just very busy.

    Thank you again!

    • 3 years ago
  • creativeideas83
    creativeideas83
    • 3 years ago

    pls rate #42. Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • SadunKodagoda
    SadunKodagoda
    • 3 years ago

    hi please check #49 ,Thanks..!

    • 3 years ago
  • ANALYSTEYE
    ANALYSTEYE
    • 3 years ago

    Is the contest still open?

    • 3 years ago
    1. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      yes

      • 3 years ago
  • creativeideas83
    creativeideas83
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #42.

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    Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • jeransl
    jeransl
    • 3 years ago

    hello hello, please rate #36. Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • creativeideas83
    creativeideas83
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, Please check #19 and give your feedback for further improvements.


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    Thanks

    • 3 years ago
    1. creativeideas83
      creativeideas83
      • 3 years ago

      #29 is color variation of #19.


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      Thanks

      • 3 years ago
  • eddiemoojen
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    The goal is simple, make the home page http://2013.opentracker.net look better.

    The current leaders are:
    http://cdn2.f-cdn.com/contestentries/25064/7552364/51bf1f16b8ce3_thumb900.jpg?timestamp=1371564778440
    http://cdn2.f-cdn.com/contestentries/25064/2748292/51baa23480d76_thumb900.jpg

    Things we like:
    The graphics look better.
    Using less text. Usually when its a big paragraph people will not read it.
    The footer is less cluttered.
    Shorter, well thought though text is nicer
    Text is better distributed.

    Things we don't like:
    the navigation bar needs to look nicer
    There are no nifty javascript effects in a jpg
    There should be NO DUMMY TEXT (at the bottom of the footer).
    The fonts should look better
    The content should not feel crowded.
    using dots to scroll are nice cause it gives an impression of the number of things to scroll through, like on an iPhone
    a a magnifying glass for search, we can generate a text box on over and this saves space

    • 3 years ago
    1. CTRaul
      CTRaul
      • 3 years ago

      Will post up in few hours. Regards

      • 3 years ago
    2. Pavithranmm
      Pavithranmm
      • 3 years ago

      Sir please wait..I will submit my next entries within 9 hours..thanks

      • 3 years ago
  • rajapss
    rajapss
    • 3 years ago

    Am in please wait for my entry.

    Regards
    Raja

    • 3 years ago
  • lauranl
    lauranl
    • 3 years ago

    Dear CH
    I read the brief and the questions and answers.
    I have also browsed both the new and the old site, and both are implemented in Drupal.
    That is why I do not understand why the site should be implemented in HTML / CSS, unless Drupa will rule.
    But then the implementation in HTML / CSS is an arduous task, mostly for content management and database.
    Thank You

    • 3 years ago
    1. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Please take a look at just the homepage. Don't worry about a HTML/CSS version if this impedes a good design. We will worry about how to get the design into drupal in a different project. I noticed that most people are wary about doing it in HTML/CSS and I don't want this to block good entries.

      • 3 years ago
    2. lauranl
      lauranl
      • 3 years ago

      Ok, Thanks

      • 3 years ago
  • rishiambwani
    rishiambwani
    • 3 years ago

    I don't really what you mean by [implement the html/ css to win] . My team will make the website in coded form html but I cant submit the html files here because it only allows to upload image files here like which have .img or png

    • 3 years ago
    1. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      you mention "I don't really what you mean by [implement the html/css to win] ."
      do you mean "I don't really ***know*** what you mean by"?

      Like I mentioned in the other threads, please use psd or jpg or whatever format suits you, and we'll give feedback.

      • 3 years ago
    2. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      UPDATE: Don't worry about a HTML/CSS version if this impedes a good design. We will worry about how to get the design into drupal in a different project.

      • 3 years ago
  • zulfibd08
    zulfibd08
    • 3 years ago

    Don't understand why it's required to implement HTML/CSS by the designers! This contests recommended skills are Graphic Design, User Interface / IA, Website Design! It's not gonna work if you love to see more creative designs! There are a good number of designers who don't like to implement HTML/CSS rather designing! You can implement HTML/CSS into the wining layered PSD design easily by other freelancers. The goal of this contest is to have a great design! isn't it?

    • 3 years ago
    1. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Point taken. Lack of HTML/CSS knowledge should not impede you from making a good design.

      Your design should do the talking. If you cant implement the HTML/CSS, because you don't have this skill, then simply state you can't do this because you lack this skill. This should not impede you from entering the contest.

      I will consult with others if the design is too hard to implement in html/css and give feedback to guide you in this regard.

      I also sugest you team up with people who do possess this skill, its a better sell.

      • 3 years ago
    2. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      UPDATE: Don't worry about a HTML/CSS version if this impedes a good design. We will worry about how to get the design into drupal in a different project.

      • 3 years ago
  • creativeideas83
    creativeideas83
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, kindly clarify the following points;

    1- It's mandatory to show you the html before declared winner?
    2- Do you need simple html/css or responsive?


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    • 3 years ago
    1. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      1- It's mandatory to show you the html before declared winner?
      PSD format/ png format will get you more feedback to improve in another edition. This is what others are doing at the moment. You will need to implement the html/ css to win.
      2- Do you need simple html/css or responsive?
      Its not a must, does help us by not having do this ourselves. We are open to discuss why its not handy.

      • 3 years ago
    2. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      UPDATE: Don't worry about a HTML/CSS version if this impedes a good design. We will worry about how to get the design into drupal in a different project.

      • 3 years ago
  • thaihiep
    thaihiep
    • 3 years ago

    Hi eddiemoojen,
    I'm working on it. Please wait for my submission :)

    • 3 years ago
    1. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Hint: PSD format/ png format will get you more feedback to improve in another edition. This is what others are doing at the moment. You will need to implement the html/ css to win.

      • 3 years ago
    2. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      UPDATE: Don't worry about a HTML/CSS version if this impedes a good design. We will worry about how to get the design into drupal in a different project.

      • 3 years ago
  • BillWebStudio
    BillWebStudio
    • 3 years ago

    Hello
    What kind of final files do you need for your contest - only home page in PSD format, or home page in HTML/CSS also? Will you require any subpages? Or do you need the whole site redesigned? I mean new design applied to your site?

    • 3 years ago
    1. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Also remember that a PSD format/ png format will get you more feedback to improve in another edition. This is what others are doing at the moment.

      • 3 years ago
    2. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      UPDATE: Don't worry about a HTML/CSS version if this impedes a good design. We will worry about how to get the design into drupal in a different project.

      • 3 years ago
  • SHIBANISOFT
    SHIBANISOFT
    • 3 years ago

    Thank you sir, for invite me. So what i need to deliver, just the Home page layout with fully editable layers & texts or also the Html / CSS . Pl z confirm me. Thank you again..

    • 3 years ago
    1. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Just the homepage layout. Don't worry about a HTML/CSS version if this impedes a good design. I noticed that most people are wary about doing it in HTML/CSS and I don't want this to block good entries.

      • 3 years ago
  • updatedversion
    updatedversion
    • 3 years ago

    Will work on that also i can deliver HTML/CSS version. Thanks for invite.

    • 3 years ago
    1. eddiemoojen
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Thank you for taking a look! I am curious as to your design. Don't worry about a HTML/CSS version if this impedes a good design. I noticed that most people are wary about doing it in HTML/CSS and I don't want this to block good entries.

      • 3 years ago

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