The current design was created with simplicity in mind, and we would like to keep it simple, yet we are looking to make the site a bit more appealing and user-friendly. Something which would give the user a bit of an easier time figuring out what it is that we are offering. Also, we are thinking of trying to create a subscriber list, so a section which could fit a subscriber type box would be helpful.
We are looking to keep a simple feel to the site. Sites like travelzoo.com and travel-ticker.com are similar type business models to our site, so please examine these websites to get more feel for the industry.
Some of the sites i like which I'd like the designer to aim for include the following:
I think the AOL design is probably the closest to what we're looking for, but I'd also like the categories to be very explicit to the user. I also want the look to be very happy, and inviting to the user, because we are a travel oriented site, so something in which the user is likely to come back.
We are certainly open to any ideas and suggestions but ultimately we'd like something which will really let visitors remember our brand and website. Creativity and entrepreneurial ideas are certainly welcomed!!!
Our site is built with Wordpress as a backend, so we need a theme which would be compatible with Wordpress.