No brand name, since it's templates (to be customized by the user).
** Who We Are **
We run an online web application that helps people in home-based businesses (MLM, network marketing, etc) build and manage their own web sites.
A step by step process guides our users through picking a template, adding content and publishing.
** What We Need **
We need to fill our website builder with functional, beautiful templates for them to choose from. This is where you come in!
We currently only have a basic template created quickly as an example. It includes all the elements you need to design. You won't need to add any elements or get creative with content. Everything we need designed is already on the web for you to preview! http://design.soleavenue.com
All you need to do is take what content we have and throw your style into it. Colorize it, texturize it, imagize it.
** Better chances! **
We will be choosing multiple designs, so you have a much better chance to make some dough!
Our users are home-based business professionals marketing their products and/or business opportunity through our website building tool. They will try to market their products over the internet, as well as recruit people to their business. They are in the nutrition and wellness industry, so you're designs should reflect that.
There are essentially two types of templates we need: 1) business opportunity and 2) nutrition/wellness product.
You are welcome to design templates for one type specifically, or a mix of both.
** Business opportunity templates **
Be careful not to be too "corporate" when designing. We want the business oriented templates to be warm and inviting, but still professional.
** Nutrition/wellness templates **
Our users will mainly be talking about nutrition, being healthy, taking supplements, etc. Again, warm an inviting is good. We'd also like to see some very creative elements (perhaps edgy) as well.
** A little bit more **
Most of our users are 30-50 year old women. However, we're starting to break into a much younger (and male) crowd, so don't make them old fashioned or *too* feminine.
This business is built on trust and a personal relationship.
** Basics **
We've build a basic design to give you something to start with. As we said before, all the elements we want are on that page. You don't need to add any content to what is already there. We simply want you to restyle what content current exists!
DO change colors, positioning, images, background colors/images/textures, element sizes. (However, leave the overall content width the same, since header images need to be interchangeable between templates.)
DO try navigation on right, left, top, etc.
DO NOT add content that doesn't exist in our template.
DO NOT remove content which currently exists in our template. We need to see what all our elements would look like - forms, buttons, paragraphs, quotations, etc.
See our template here: http://design.soleavenue.com/
This is the page you'll be basing your redesign on.
** Additionally **
Please also include what links look like when hovered, etc.
** Technically speaking... **
Or those of you who understand a little about coding, we'll be taking your design and turning it into CSS. We won't be editing the HTML structure, only the underlying CSS that controls the look of the HTML.
** Files, etc. **
We need all designs to be in Photoshop CS3 PSDs (or lower). Illustrator CS3 is accepted, but not preferred.
** Copyrights **
Once we accept your design an pay you (according to the 99designs terms, etc), we'll own the copyright to the designs. Original or authorized artwork only!