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Template design for arcade website

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This project is for a cutom template, designed and coded for an arcade website, running the PHPAS V4 (PHP Arcade Script V4) Script.

This isn't as complicated as it may seem when you first read the description, because PHPAS v4 is very powerful, and it makes customization very easy, as long as you're familiar with PHP.

By bidding, you agree that I own all rights to the script, template, and artwork, and that I may use, modify, or sell it, as I see fit.

I am fine paying via escrow, and will pay immediately after completion of the template, after tested as admin and user.

I will give a feedback rating of 10, if this is done to specifications and on time.

This template MUST function properly with the PHPAS v4 script, and it MUST be able to be plugged into PHPAS v4, as a template, just like the normal templates, that come with the script.

If you're interested in the project, but are unfamiliar with the PHPAS v4 Script and it's templates, glancing over this page may help you to quickly understand how it functions:

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There is a free template for the PHAS V4 script, available for download at the link below:

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Here is an example of that template in use:

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The template for this project, must feature custom graphics and a custom banner at the top of the page.
All artwork used MUST be original.

The name of the site must be very visible and legible, on the banner. The web address (displayed in this format "sitename.com"), must be on the banner, or somewhere at the top of the site.

I have an idea of what I want for the layout.

Most arcade sites are very generic looking, which is what I want to avoid.

I want something colorful, and for this, I really like the modern vector retro grunge type of stuff that's hot right now, as long as it's bright, and not too "dark" themed. For this, I really like that style mixed with vibrant glow effects.


I want it to be visually appealing, and to look more "exciting" than the other typical arcade sites.

Here are a few example graphics, that each have some elements that i really enjoy.

Please have a look at them.

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These effects can be done pretty easily, by anyone with a little skill, using Photoshop brushes like the ones here:

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It is *EXTREMELY* Important that the artwork looks good. It needs to be intriguing, eye catching, positive, and exciting.


Now with the structure of the layout.

The template must have a navigation bar, just below the header with links to all the following catagories: (Action, Adventure, Board, Casino, Customize, Dress Up, Driving, Fighting, Puzzle, Shooting, Sports)

I want a background image that fills the background of the entire site, which looks good with a style like i described above for the artwork.

It is important that the background image fits in with the artwork and looks good displayed on both standard monitors, and widescreen monitors. (Meaning background fills the entire screen)

It's important that this image loads in the background as one full image, rather than being sliced, so that if I want to later change the background, and replace it with a different image, I could do so easily.

It would be nice to have a glear glass trim on the outside edges possibly with a glow effect around the frame. Like so:

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For each game genre category box/section/container I want 2 categories per row, in this center column, and each category should display 2 games at the top, side by side, with a picture displayed for each of these games, and also displaying the title for each, above the corresponding picture. Under each game should be a very short description. (The PHPAS v4 script makes it easy to control how the games are displayed, including specifications for picture, title, description, etc).

Then there should be 5 more games displayed in each category, displayed like a list or table, with 1 game / title per row, and these should be displayed beneath the two games at the top. For these 5 games, only Titles should be displayed, no pictures or descriptions. And then a "view more" button, for the genre, in each category. The games should of course load properly from the appropriate categories in the backend of the PHPAS v4 script.

The Title bar for each genre/category needs to look attractive, and the text/font needs to be legible.


I also want some kind of "featured" box near the top, and I definitely want it to display an image and at least a "title" for each game, and maybe a description, depending on the style of the featured box, and what you feel is the most appropriate, for the overall look of this section.

I want the user registration box, to be at the top of the left column, with a "top players" box under that.

I also want sections for "top rated games", "most popular games", and "random games", each in their own section, in the right column of the site. The games in these sections should of course load properly from the appropriate categories in the backend of the PHPAS v4 script. The categories in the right column should each feature from 10 to 20 games, and only the title should be displayed for each game.

I would also like spaces for advertisement banners to go.
(Should look nice with the template)


There should also be a search box, somewhere on the site, that lets the user run a search, for all of the games on in the database on my site (PHPAS v4 makes it easy to do this).

Please only bid if you agree to the terms as stated.

If you have any questions please ask

Thanks

~Chris

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