We had our findle logo designed here on 99 designs (http://99designs.com/contests/21417) and was very happy with the results. findle is still in a beta stage, but we need to start working on a unique website to be ready to launch version 1.
We know that website templates take a lot of time to design and noticed that the participation in website designs are not that great. We are really willing to give a lot of feedback and assist with any more info you might need. We really need a great design.
This contest is for a great home page with a design that can be applied to any new pages we would like to add later.
This contest if for the design only. We will do the coding ourselves.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
findle is document management software designed for small to medium organizations. It allows paper intensive businesses to easily manage and organize their files and go paperless. It's like Outlook for files.
Please do not include or theme the website around files and documents. Document management websites all look the same but we want some new and fresh. The design does not have to indicate that the software is for document management.
We need a unique web design that is build around findle. We don't want a website that was build on a website template. We want something special.
1. We don't want photos of people sitting around a computer, photos of hardware, etc. We are not sure we want any photo at all. We are not excluding photos, but we don't want it to look like a templatemonster.com site. Also no images of software packaging.
2. We want a very clean and professional looking site without being corporate.
3. The logo is on a black background so the site must have some black. We really like black but are cautious of using too much. It easily looks like a developer or underground site that is not very inviting to business users, but if you can make it work you are welcome.
4. We think the text have to be on white or some shade of gray. We also won't have a lot of text. Have a look at http://www.copilot.com for an idea of how much text we will put on the site. We just want a basic explanation of what the product does. ONLY use this site for an idea of how much text.
5. We will have the following menu items: Home, learn more, support and downloads.
6. Our icon is a comet - the dot of the i in findle. We would like to incorporate this into the site. Maybe the tail of the comet as a wave across the screen. It does not have to be the complete comet.
All images must be supplied in vector format or layered psd. Also indicate if any image has copyright.