I would like 5 templates designed that are suitable for integrating with QnECMS - the accessible content management system.
Templates must meet the following criteria:
Valid XHTML Strict.
CSS for layout and styling - with a print style sheet.
All templates must pass W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to at least AA.
Content must be viewable on all browsers - visual layout must work on common browsers on both Mac and PC - including Safari, Firefox, Opera as well as IE 6 and above.
Visually the templates must have a modern look. Interpretation of what constitutes modern will be left to web designer, however bidders must provide examples of their work.
Though visually distinct all templates should be based on the use of the same markup, i.e., switching the style sheet will determine the visual design
The templates will consist of:
A header area.
horizontal navigation as part of header section.
A sub-navigation area.
A content area.
A second content area located on one of the side-bars.
An area for news/blog.
3 two column layouts and 2 three column layouts.
It should be possible to simplify each layout so that they can be used for sub-pages of a site, e.g. if the home page consists of three columns the sub-pages could perhaps be 2 columns or a single column.
In order to integrate with the CMS, the templates code must be able to be divided into header and footer files. The main editable content area will be placed between these two files and PHP includes will be used to add the dynamic navigation and news areas.
Unordered lists should be used to markup navigation.
Valid and correct markup must be used throughout, i.e., headings must be marked up using heading tags and be a logical order with only one H1, paragraphs must be marked up using the paragraph tag - and so on.
Further information and examples of existing templates can be provided if required.