This project is to design the home page of the site.
Logo attached -- tweak as needed.
Goal of the design: To present all the components/info in an intuitive, easily navigable way -- to reel the user into the site and show them that it has things they might find useful, interesting, entertaining. Hoping for something that's easy on the eyes, not too busy or cluttery.
Working tag line: IC Area News & Clues
HOME PAGE ELEMENTS
- the main site navigation: Home, Event Calendars, Jobs, Movies, Resources, TV, Weather
- Weather snippet -- hi/lo temps for the day, current conditions, temp, "Feels Like" temp -- plus a link to the main Weather page. Weather icons attached for you to pick from.
- an area on the page where admin-posted messages would appear.
- Links to off-site articles, videos, etc. -- showing title and brief description, like a facebook newsfeed, except that links are categorized, like Local News, National News, Humor, Hot Topics
- some kind of paging/navigation for the user-submitted links -- several will be displayed on the home page, and if the user wants to browse older links, they need access to pagination controls.
- a button or link for users to submit links
- a snippet/preview of today's events from the events calendar..
- a New in Theatres section with movie titles/links to movies that opened in the last week (which will take the user to the detail page in the Movies section of the site for the movie they select)
- a few police blotter entries (e.g., "Smith, John cited at 847 James St, Iowa City for Disorderly Conduct") and a means of accessing the full Police Blotter page.
- a teaser list of restaurants that deliver food, with a means of accessing the page that has the full restaurant list.