We are a web agency located in Monaco Monte-Carlo (South of France). For 20 years, we represent the Principality online. We are actually working on the redesign of our main portail which is the most visited and best referenced website of the Principality.
This website merges ALL the information about Monaco (general presentation, history, tourism, events, how to move to Monaco, real estate, private banking, jobs, etc.) it's a really complete website about any the aspects of the country. Mostly used by tourists or people/business interested to move in Monaco.
What we want from you is to redesign our Home page. Focusing on graphic design as well as users' convenience/ergonomie/easy to use design. As you will see on http://www.monte-carlo.mc, the website is old and there is a load of information. The information are thus, difficult to find. What we want you to do is find new way to make the access of information easier. Again, the 'crucial' part is the ergonomie/users' friendly convenience... please focus on that in parallel than the design itself !
We are a web agency, so we are able to find template and adapt them... What we want from y'all is to get really creative and find new and convenient ways to make our portal easy to use (and good looking). We are a small web agency mostly focusing on back end dev... So help from dozens of designers around the world (y'all) will help us find the best looking and convenient design.
We already found some good ideas, templates etc. that we like and are convenient. However, we will only give them to the finalists. Why? So you can get more creative without being impacted by what we found. Then, depending on y'all designs, we are gonna give the finalists what we have found so they can use it as well...
Go on http://www.monte-carlo.mc/en/ and make it better, more convenient, user friendly, etc. Design us a great design for our 20th birthday !
Indeed, we need you to design a desktop version as well as a smartphone one AND a Tablet one !
Since part of the work we would like you to do is the user friendliness, you will also have to design the submenu...
What's important for us:
- Real Estate, Hotels, Jobs and Grand Prix
- One block present on ALL the pages with the logo of one partner
- One block with the logo of one of our websites (we also manage 15ish other websites on different subjects (Real Estate, Events, Grand Prix, Hotels, etc - Monte-Carlo.mc is a kind of summary of all those websites)
- One block for Google Ads (we need 2 to 3 ads... Can be full width banner or 3 little ads (respecting Google size)
- Social Networks
- Weather updates
- Event Calendar
You probably have never been to Monaco yourself, meaning that you are the kind of users we are targeting, if you are going to monte-carlo.mc/en , and find some information that seems important to you, feel free to highlight them in your design. The goal is to make this website more convenient for users... Since you can be our users... you can design something that YOU personally would like to see...
The footer MUST be the same than on the picture provided in the brief. (it will soon be the same one on all of our websites)
For the logo, please use the Diamond Logo (with the M inside) in the pictures. It must be kept Red.
We have a code colors for each 'subject' eg: Real Estate is Green, Banking/finance is Blue etc. You can find this code color on the Home Page of Monte-Carlo.mc. Please respect it in your design. It does NOT have to be the 'exact' same colors. But it blue gotta stay blue, green gotta stay green etc.