Our team at Nextread (http://www.nextread.me) was very impressed with Manmar's work on our web design contest. Manmar's initial submissions were excellent, he responded to feedback quickly and made exactly the changes we requested or improved on those suggestions. We are thrilled with his ultimate designs and plan to use him for additional design work. We would highly recommend Manmar for any web design project you might have. We're big fans.
How Martin Tschammer started their web page design journey
Who are you known as?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
CoCreately is a place that helps people create things together. The concept is simple: You share your project and people who think it sounds interesting may request to join you - or you can invite them to join you.
It's hard to find the right people for your project - we want to change that. We want to help dedicated and enthusiastic creators find each other. And we want to help them actually finish their projects.
Think of it a bit like Kickstarter, except you're not looking for funding, you're looking for people to join your project.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
What do you have in mind for the style and theme of the web page?
The following adverbs describe the look that we are going for: Warm, quirky, inviting, colorful, engaging, simple.
Feel free to experiment with textures that would go along nicely with the overall feel and the chosen colors.
We are looking for a design for the homepage - the first thing a user sees when entering the site. In doing this, we are trying to establish the general and overall look and feel of the site - further pages will be build on this foundation.
In short: This is the most central and critical part of the entire site. If this part of the site fails to attract and engage the user, everything else does not matter.
The frontpage will contain a sample of the currently ongoing projects, split into two lists: Projects with open spots and Fully Staffed projects.
Please see the attached DESIGN_BRIEF.doc document to see what we imagine the frontpage to look like.
What to avoid
Colors we wish to avoid: Brown/Darker colors
Terms we would like to avoid: cluttered, confusing, intimidating, 90's design.
Please note that the existing homepage does not necessarily represent the design style that we are aiming for. It is merely a placeholder - feel free to ignore it if you feel you have a better design idea!
Regarding the logo, please note that the font may change. The graphic will definitely stay though, and the webdesign should harmonize with the given colors.