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Web design: Australian Ballet company

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25
Project Description

Hi There,

We need a website for a ballet company in Australia. We are non for profit hence the very low budget.

This project is for phase 1 only, other phases will be given to winning bidder or posted as new projects here.

Phase 1: design & complete website setup

Phase 2: design logo & branding

Phase 3: SEO campaign

Objective:

To raise awareness of the company. To increase public ticket sales. To encourage young talented dancers to audition. To attract sponsors and donations and scholarships. To educate public about classical ballet. To support young talented dancers. To unite young ballet dancers and provide professional productions of excellence.

Requirements:

Site is easy to manage by ourselves.

easy to upload content

free/cheap template

Naturally well optimised for SEO

plugins available.

mobile ready

I am thinking wordpress as I have had some experience with it but am open to learn new things if you think there are benefits from other types of sites.

I particularly like the suffusion wordpress theme as it's fully customisable, again, it’s not a must.

plugins required (with some example links):

SEO

Mailchip (so users can subscribe to newsletter)

social feed instagram - [url removed, login to view]

social feed Facebook - [url removed, login to view]

FAQ

Testimonial widget

Anything else you can recommend

Artwork Design / look & feel

This is the raw idea, open to slight suggestions as I am not a designer

Site look & feel is like an old theatre (see attached jpg’s)

landing page: theatre curtains opening to reveal the stage which is the home page

all pages: looks like a stage

Home: perhaps on the stage we have a container for a you tube video or a slide show of pictures

sidebars: open curtains (perhaps with some decorated columns)

header: theatre top curtain

footer: stage lights or chairs (i.e. the people who watch the show)

menu: on top or on side bar – depends on design

samples:

this site was created with suffusion theme on WP ( it is not that nice looking but the idea is there) [url removed, login to view]

this site is nicer, VERY slow to load but shows nice design ideas - looks similar to what we want [url removed, login to view]

also see attached pictures for inspiration

content

we will upload most content, just need help getting right structure for it so might be that you upload some stuff to get us started

For now I am collecting all content in dropbox

layout:

Home:

Header: ballet company logo, social links

right side: testimonials widget

mailchip newsletter subscription (somewhere in top third)

visible link to the buying tickets page (somewhere in top third)

Footer to include sponsors logo's (don't have sponsors yet), any standard required links & company details

Pages:

About us - Company

Credentials (teachers)

Dancers (bio)

Sponsors

Contact (address, phone, email, google map)

Upcoming events Tour Dates

Prices

Buy Tickets

Media Gallery (lower level page for each year - content will include pictures, videos & show posters i.e. 2013, 2012, 2011 etc.)

Newsletter (each newsletter will also be uploaded to here)

social steaming

press releases ( have many already in local newspapers ) [url removed, login to view]

Testimonials

Timeline: 3 weeks

Project to start ASAP, we need to be up & running in less than 1 month...

end of week 1:

template chosen & uploaded to site

submit artwork proofs

End of week 2:

decision is made with regards to artwork

all plugins installed

pages layout is finalised

We start to upload content

End of week 3:

site is completely ready, all functionally tested

Good luck & looking forward to working with you

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