Template design needed ASAP for a new web project we are developing. See our attached sample layout. No Flash - we just a template with graphics, HTML and CSS. The site will be an online community with chat, google ads, a blog, a vbulletin forum, podcasts, newsfeeds, surveys and an online store.
We are building the functionality, but need a designer to create an appropriate "look" for the home page and interior pages of the website.
Some of the designs we like are:
• Google Groups
We already have a logo for the site. We also have a recommended layout for the site navigation (see [url removed, login to view] attached), but need a designer to create a quality template design for the website.
Notes about the design we are seeking:
Graphics and icons: We would like to go as far as we can with icons and graphics like [url removed, login to view] without sacrificing SEO. We also want to ensure that the design is clean and not cluttered.
Color: Google (and Ebay) colors to be the guiding palette. How to harmonize this with the blue and green logo is up to the designer.
Secondary...Google Green/ Google Yellow
Third (for highlights)...Google red...
Design: Site "feel" should seem "warm, easy, inviting and positive" (i.e. brighter colors, not dark colors).
Type/ font: Whatever we use...needs to be large enough for easy reading...no microscopic size fonts. Serif or San-serif?
We would expect to receive a PSD file, 2 HTML templates (1 for the home page & 1 for the interior pages), a matching skin that can be used for the vbulletin forum and a CSS file at the completion of the project.
Please provide links to examples of your work when responding.