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FUN Chess Website (And no, that's not an oxymoron.. :))

Covenant Design needed a new web page design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 42 designs submitted by 13 freelance designers.

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How Covenant Design started their web page design journey

Summary

Chess4life teaches chess and character development to over 1500 school children. They use classes, tournaments, and other resources to further chess education. We need an engaging website that will cater to both kids and their parents. We want an original design that looks both fun and professional.

We want a homepage and one sub-page. No coding necessary! PSD or other standard formats preferred. We'll give feedback often as it aids both of us!

Company name

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

Chess4life is located in the Seattle Area, so the site could reflect a bit of that urban sophisticate feel.  Both parents and kids will visit the site, so it should be fun and professional.  The current site: http://www.chess4life.com needs to be completely redesigned.  We want to start from the ground up.  We want to retain the current logo, so color scheme should correspond well. 

Feel free to incorporate the chess theme, maybe have a chess board background, but we don't want anything too cheesy.  The site should be easy to navigate, since it needs to be intuitive to such a wide range of ages.

One idea proposed was to have the top be two rows of a chess board and the navigational links could be the white squares, while the black squares could contain images of kids and chess.

We need:
- A homepage
- 1 subpageNavigation

Home
About - Mission
- Programs

 - Coaches

 - FAQ

 - Blog

 - Jobs

 - Gold Membership

Contact Us

Players

 - Rating Lookup

 - Upcoming Events

 - Event Results

 - Resources

 - Gold Membership

 - Online Scorebook

 - Newsletter Signup

 - Forum

Coaches and Stars

Fun

 - Daily Chess Puzzle

 - The Chess Comic

 - Chess Trivia

 - Rating Lookup

 - Forum

 - Online Scorebook

 - Chess4Life Blog

 - Newsletter

 - Gold Members

Afterschool at Chess4Life

Events

 - Tournaments

 - Classes at Chess4Life

 - Classes at Schools

 - Camps

On the Homepage
- Customers come to the website for 3 main reasons, so we need prominent links to: Event Registration, Lookup Rating, and Fun.- We want a key place where we can rotate pictures on the site.
- We also need a cool way to display the latest blog headline updates.
- Should have the logo and mission statement: "Teaching life skills through chess."On the Subpage
- The top navigation should remain.
- There should be a column for subnavigational and other links
- There should plenty of space for content.
- Organize as you see fit.This is a large site and a growing business that would be excellent for a portfolio.  We are happy to write reference letters.  We are an internet development company with many more designs coming up!

Wants

- Fun, clean, professional, and creative design
- Easily navigated
- Color accents and compliments logo well
- Engaging and captivating
- Original design, not templates

Don't want

- Too much of the white background like the current site
- A site that is too busy
- The old site :)
- Clashing colors

Custom package

$455

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