There was miscommunication, misunderstanding, and technological issues which exacerbated misunderstanding. However, in the end, I got exactly what I needed.
How Smarter By Design started their web page design journey
Smarter By Design Online
Smarter By Design Online is an experienced marketing and brand development company focused on creating online businesses and not just websites. Our clients are global, regional and local with one major thing in common - they are Smart!
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Think U.S. Republican Party candidates who are looking for a contemporary - Web 2.0 - look and feel to their online presence. We are looking to award a prize for the top design of this Politically focused website that has the best your design chops have to offer. We are also going to award Second Prizes for additional designs. This is a chance to really kick apps and show us what you've got!
No HTML required... just a great sense of design and a killer PSD file.
Okay, here's what you've gotta do:
1. Design a Web 2.0 politically focused website. Check out http://www.barackobama.com to see what we're thinking. This site changed the online political world. Now's your chance to do the same!
2. Site designs MUST include the following elements either in the navigation or as part of the design of the page:
Tell A Friend
Sign Up For Email Updates
Facebook, Youtube, Twitter
3. Remember that this needs to be clean, smart and easily navigable. The end-users here will be diverse in their online capabilities - some good - many not-so-good. Do some research and see what's out there - then do better!