Design a Website Mockup for Hazzat.com

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $242
  • Entries Received: 63
  • Winner: faithworx

Contest Brief

What is Hazzat:
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Hazzat is a way to notate a melody of a melismatic tune. It has been used by Coptic Orthodox Christians (mainly deacons) to map out long hymns such as this one:
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Hazzat is a combination of dashes and dots that guide the chanter through the hymn. A sample map could look like the following:
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What is [url removed, login to view]:
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Deacons used to write these maps by hand, which makes it inconsistent and easy to loose. [url removed, login to view] is the first website to create a font in order to standardize and preserve these hymns. A sample hazzat page looks like the following:
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[url removed, login to view] also has audio files, instrumental audio, musical notation, as well as some information and resources for Coptic Hymns.

About this Contest:
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I'm looking into redesigning the look and feel for [url removed, login to view] website. The layout of the website as well as the logo, the colors, the typeface, etc... I'm looking for a design that defines the new identity for [url removed, login to view]

Deliverables:
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- A logo (PSD and png formats)
- A website design (PSD and png formats as well as fonts)

Concept Suggestions:
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One suggestion that I have but you don't have to follow is to make the website look like a crude sketch on a piece of paper. The idea is that the hazzat used to be written by hand for many years so this website would capture the essence of this culture. To bootstrap this idea I uploaded a sketch of an Icon to give you an idea. Feel free to use it if needed. This is just one idea that you can go with, but you don't have to follow. Be creative!

Required:
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Please get yourself familiar with the Coptic Orthodox Hymns, Iconography, and culture as well as the [url removed, login to view] website in order to get the feel for what I'm looking for.

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Public Clarification Board

  • fadyham
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Thank you all for the great entries. I'm currently between #73 and #72. #72 overall looks great, however it has a paper fold that doesn't look very realistic since it's on top of a sketch but I'm sure I can work with the designer on this. I'm personally leaning a bit towards #73 since it's closer to what I had in mind when I started the contest.

    I'm currently in the process of getting input on the designs from other people before I finalize on the winning design.

    Thanks again!

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

      Thank you again for all the entries! After some thoughtful deliberations, poll conducting, and personal inclination we decided to award the prize to #73. faithworx, please see message on private board.

      Thank you mdmonirhosencit for the great entries, and everyone else!

      • 3 years ago
    2. faithworx
      faithworx
      • 3 years ago

      Wow! Thank you so much for picking my design. I'll look for your message.

      I agree. Great work @mdmonirhosencit!!!

      • 3 years ago
  • fadyham
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I added comments to #58 to make it better. #57 is a great concept, but I can't get it to look like an aged piece of paper yet. I think that might make it better.

    • 3 years ago
    1. faithworx
      faithworx
      • 3 years ago

      I hope #73 better meets your need!

      • 3 years ago
  • mdmonirhosencit
    mdmonirhosencit
    • 3 years ago

    Please consider my new entry # 68. Thank you.

    • 3 years ago
  • king5isher
    king5isher
    • 3 years ago

    Can you please give me feedback on #64... I am going to correct it...Thanks

    • 3 years ago
    1. king5isher
      king5isher
      • 3 years ago

      Please check new entries...Thanks

      • 3 years ago
  • fadyham
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Contest extended. Prize money increased a second time! Please submit your ideas right away. Don't wait till the last minute

    • 3 years ago
    1. faithworx
      faithworx
      • 3 years ago

      Please see entry #58

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

      Thank you for your entry. I'm currently between #57 and #58.

      • 3 years ago
  • fadyham
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Just to clarify something. Lots of designs here confuse grey-scale with hand-sketched. I can take any picture or photograph and make it black and white, but that doesn't make it hand-sketched. I'm looking for something that looks hand sketched on a piece of paper. The more real the paper and sketches look, the better the rating you'll get.

    • 3 years ago
    1. steffinjoseph
      steffinjoseph
      • 3 years ago

      I am not available for sometime... Can I submit my design day after tomorrow ??

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

      If I don't get a winning design, I might extend the contest. It might be helpful after the clarifications above.

      • 3 years ago
  • king5isher
    king5isher
    • 3 years ago

    Dear contest holder someone is coping my design Concept.This is the problem of open contest.BTW will submit last day of contest.Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • king5isher
    king5isher
    • 3 years ago

    Please check my new entry #21 .. Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • faithworx
    faithworx
    • 3 years ago

    Please check my entry at #20. I tried to implement your sketch idea. If you have any suggestions for layout changes or or additional colors, I'd be happy to revise it.

    • 3 years ago
  • fadyham
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Thank you all for the entries so far. However, I still didn't see any design with my recommendation. I would like to see the whole website looking like a pencil sketch. The logo, the background, the boxes, the social icons... etc...

    Let me know if you have any questions...

    • 3 years ago
  • graphics8
    graphics8
    • 3 years ago

    Please check private message.

    Thanks!!!

    • 3 years ago
  • graphics8
    graphics8
    • 3 years ago

    Hi CH, please check and rate #17. Feedback will be appreciated.


    Thank you

    • 3 years ago
  • uniqueclick
    uniqueclick
    • 3 years ago

    Working on it, please wait.

    • 3 years ago
  • codeunderground
    codeunderground
    • 3 years ago

    can I use logo is entry #1 , sir?

    • 3 years ago
  • fadyham
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Hey, I just updated the project brief to add a sketch of an icon to show what I had in mind. I'd like to see a few concepts of webpages that are sketches like on a notepaper. Feel free to use the icon or get ideas from it. Thanks!

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

      See the file named "Christ2.png" attached to the project brief.

      • 3 years ago
  • fadyham
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I just learned that rejecting designs causes a loss of 20 credits. I clicked the reconsider button on all designs again. Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
    1. steffinjoseph
      steffinjoseph
      • 3 years ago

      Thanks :)

      • 3 years ago
  • fadyham
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Please note that I'm sending messages to the authors of most designs in order to work with the design on making it as good as it can be. This is not a guarantee that I'll be awarding you the design, but I'm working with you to make your entry as best as possible in order to compare with the best entries from others as well for final consideration. Thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • fadyham
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Hey everyone, thanks for the participation. Regarding making it a sealed competition, could you please tell me why? Sorry I'm new to this and this is the second project I even post of this website. My intent is to have all entries visible so that when I comment on a design everyone will see what I like and what I don't like in order to fine tune the results. That way if you're totally going in the wrong direction then you can see what I rated highly to understand what I have in my mind.

    Please reply if you feel differently. I understand that you don't want anyone to steal your designs and win the contest. I'll do my best to work with the original implementer of an idea to fine tune it to what I want. Please let me know if you still disagree.

    Thank you all!

    • 3 years ago
  • pradeeppinku
    pradeeppinku
    • 3 years ago

    You need both the website mockup as well as the logo right? So, I am gonna put the logo within the mockup homepage first and deliver the logo by mail.

    • 3 years ago
  • mariam166
    mariam166
    • 3 years ago

    plz make it sealed

    • 3 years ago
  • gravitygraphics7
    gravitygraphics7
    • 3 years ago

    hello please make this contest sealed.

    • 3 years ago
  • steffinjoseph
    steffinjoseph
    • 3 years ago

    Sir.. The logo is ready.. Can you please make the contest sealed...

    • 3 years ago

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