45n5 got their new web page design by running a design contest:
45n5.com Redesign - Growing Blog Community Needs a Facelift
Check out 45n5's Web page design contest…
45n5.com is a website (community) of bloggers and webmasters with the goal of making money online. We are looking to add a little bit of shine and attention getting look to our boring dark look.
What's your vision?
Tagline: We Make Money Online Desired Style: web 2.0 - modern - web appish Accepted File Formats: Layered Formats (.psd or .tiff) You can view my current site at http://www.45n5.com. I want the design updated to a more modern look that is a bit "fresher" than the current version. The layout should remain "about" the same, I do want a few changes that I have noted in the following mockup: http://www.45n5.com/media/45n5redesign.jpg To sum up the mockup: 1. remove the paid links bar 2. put the recent visitors there 3. put a 468x60 banner where recent visitors currently are 4. add two boxes above the current location of the posts, top moneylinks and rss 5. add 125x125 ad blocks to the menu 6. create a footer for the page. Those are the only requirements. Have fun and get creative. Some designs I like in my niche are http://www.problogger.net/ http://www.shoemoney.com/ http://natewhitehill.com/ http://www.blogtrepreneur.com/ However I dont' want to replicate these blogs, I want my own design, based roughly on my current layout. Â *** I DO NOT *** want my blog to look like the ones above, I referenced them to show you what other types/quality of sites are in my niche. here are a few web 2.o ish sites/apps that I like the designs http://www.freelanceswitch.com/ (minus the goofy cartoon) http://www.thisnext.com/ http://www.opensourcefood.com/ http://haveamint.com/ http://www.hbcweb.com/ I want the final design to be preferably in a Fireworks PNG, or a PSD will also work. I will need any fonts that you use emailed to me also if they are fonts not on windows. I prefer to pay via paypal but am flexible to pay other ways. Thanks. Have fun and get creative.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Web page design starts at $599.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their web page design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
45n5 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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