We would like a new look & feel for our website. We would like a website that provides a better user experience than our current one (want a website that people want to explore-not the typical boxes with horizontal row of tabs at the top). Since we are a cutting edge technology company, we can wire just about anything that you can create—so feel free to be adventurous. We would like the following ideas to come across in the design: tech savvy, premier, leading edge, innovative, professional, while still down to earth, customer-centric and personable.
We would like for the design to take up as much of the page as possible (no white space on sides). Our logo, company name, and tagline (Let ‘s Get Down to Earth) need to be somewhere on the page. We would like access points to 5 sub pages (Home, Who We Are, What We Do, News & Events, and Contact Us). We would also like to have a box/area that we can put random information in (rotate news & events or customer testimonials in). We prefer a landscape-oriented design, not portrait.
We like these designs: http://www.effectiveui.com; http://www.biola.edu/undergrad/; http://www.level2d.com/.
The common theme for all of these is that they are not your basic “boxy” website. They all contain interactive images and are artsy/graphic. We would like a healthy balance between graphically appealing and easy to use/navigate.