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Entry #275 - Web page design - by Sashan
By Sashan

EbookGratis.It picked a winning design in their website contest

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New design with improved usability for EbookGratis.It

$1,795

Website contest

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Contest started Tue, 03 Jan 2012 16:18:20 +0000

Last feedback Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:02:15 +0000

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1. Qualifying round
Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.
2. Select finalists
The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.
3. Final round
Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.
4. Select winner
The client picks a winning design.
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1. Qualifying round

Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.

2. Select finalists

The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.

3. Final round

Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.

4. Select winner

The client picks a winning design.

Business name

EbookGratis.It

Description of business

Our web site is all about ebooks: it has a search engine for ebooks, a related blog and an ebook store. Most of our revenues are made from selling advertisement relevant to the ebook world.

Business industry
Entertainment & The Arts
Existing website
http://www.ebookgratis.it/
Number of pages needed
3
Page descriptions

~~~~~~~~~~ General Guidelines: ~~~~~~~~~~

We need to reorganize the informative architecture without revolutionizing the original color scheme. The website needs to have a more seamless user experience i.e., unifying the search box in the blog.

We don’t want a bloated graphic, we prefer something very usable and minimalistic.

~~~~~~~~~~ Home Page: ~~~~~~~~~~

This is the main landing of the website, where users will perform searches. Please take example from google.com or neotake.com for the minimalistic usability point of view.

On this page we want a cross-reference to our blog, web store and twitter below the search bar. Please find the attached wireframe.

~~~~~~~~~~ Blog Page: ~~~~~~~~~~

This will be the home of our blog. It must be catchy and easy to read at the same time. Please check our existing one: http://www.ebookgratis.it/blog/

We don’t need to revolutionize the layout, but just reorganize the content and use the real estate advertisement in the most efficient way. We are open to your contribution on how to best reorganize this page, which will be used also as the page for the single blog entries.

~~~~~~~~~~ Search Result Page: ~~~~~~~~~~

The Search Result Page will be the second most visited page after the Home Page. We must encourage the visitors to spend more time on the website.

Currently we are displaying the search results using Google Custom. We plan to drop it in the long term future, but for the moment we are bounded by the limits posed by google on the customization of the result interface.

The custom search at the moment is our only source of results, but in the medium term we are planning to add more search sources i.e., search from our store, or another search engine. The designer should reserve some space to show search results from multiple sources in the most usable way.

~~~~~~~~~~ Logo: ~~~~~~~~~~

The logo may be adapted, if needed, to fit the new design, but only marginally as we still want it to be well recognizable by our readers.

Websites for inspiration

These are designs we like in general terms. We don’t want a copy and paste of this graphics, instead we want your interpretations of them.

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---> http://www.templatemonster.com/word…34886.html

We like the minimalistic and workable design, but it lacks in space for the ads and not enough attention is given to the blog design and usability.

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---> https://zazie.it/
---> http://www.groupon.it/

We like these websites for their young and friendly interface. We really like the rounded, thick and puffed out graphic.

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---> http://www.trademarkia.com/

We like how the Search Options are organized, we like the very clear and thick writings and the design in general.

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Further requirements

The biggest revenues of the website come from the advertisements. We must find a way to maximize the clicks without bloating the users’ experience with too many ads. We are funding this contest to get the best ideas on how to solve this usability problem. We would like not only to see your designs but also your creative power, wits and most brilliant ideas directed to improve the website usability and navigability.

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    Contest Discussion

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    1. User
      Nicka
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      Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:29:19 +0000
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      Can you provide some feedback on my designs please? I see you skipped mine for some reason?

    2. User
      Nicka
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      Mon, 09 Jan 2012 18:14:35 +0000
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      Thank you, I'm working on my entries, I will submit soon.

    3. User
      SEVEN� Company
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      Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:24:57 +0000
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      Forwardly thanks!

    4. User
      SEVEN� Company
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      Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:24:42 +0000
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      Hello. Have you seen our last work?
      Rate please it: #174, #175, #176, #177, #178, #179

    5. User
      Silviu Florentin
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      Mon, 09 Jan 2012 07:09:17 +0000
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      Hi,

      Can you give a feedback for #127 #126 #124
      Thank you,
      Silviu

    6. User
      SEVEN� Company
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      Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:18:53 +0000
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      Thank you for your raitings!
      Comment please all of our new designs and let us know what exactly do you like in them, and what would you like us to change. Let us know what we can make to get the highest raitings. We would be thankfull for your comments! We are waiting. Thanks!

    7. User
      News Hit
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      Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:36:19 +0000
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      The standard sizes for the button ads are 125x125, 180x150, 200x200, 234x60 depending on # of ads.
      A.

    8. User
      News Hit
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      Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:05:36 +0000
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      Thank you everybody!

      We are really appreciating all the nice designs you are submitting.
      We would like to remember you that in the Home Page a 728x90 ad bar has to find place. Please find also a place for 2 or 4 standard size ads.

      The Search Bar needs to have an interface so that users can easily interact with the search options.

      Hope to see even more designs soon!

      Best Regards

      A.

    9. User
      SEVEN� Company
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      Comment Date
      Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:47:33 +0000
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      Rate please our work #14.
      Let us know what exactly do you like in our design, and what would you like us to change. We would be thankfull for your comments!

    10. User
      99designs
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      Comment Date
      Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:33:46 +0000
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      The contest holder has guaranteed to award the prize!

    11. User
      SEVEN� Company
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      Comment Date
      Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:18:44 +0000
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      Hello. Nice contest!
      We are in!