Please submit your designs as soon as you can. We may need you to make some minor changes to your design so it is compatible with the CoreCommerce shopping cart system. If you submit your designs too late, there may not be enough time to make the changes we need and your design may be eliminated.
This will be an ecommerce website. The design will be for the homepage/template area of the site.
-Please use the provided main logo in the design.
-This will be a fixed width design, make the width 960px, but do not go over that number.
-The site will be a two column layout, with the sidebar on the left at a width of no greater than 250px.
-For product images etc use things from current site, DO NOT use stock imagery for the products.
- Clean (Not cluttered.)
-See attached PDF for inspiration ONLY. DO NOT COPY THE PDF EXACTLY. Any submissions that too closely resemble the PDF will be eliminated because the PDF is meant to GUIDE your design, not define it.
- Earthy tones similar to current site are ok.
- Colors that work well with the logo, i.e. Tan, Dark Red, etc.
-Clean, San serif fonts.
-Nice and clean
-Search feature (needs to be easy to find)
-Three Social networking links (Facebook, Twitter, and Google+)
-"Login", "My Account", "View Cart", and "Checkout" links somewhere in header. (Masthead.)
-Horizontally below the header
-Reference attached PDF for main menu preferences.
ITEMS IN THE LEFT SIDEBAR
-"Other" links list
-Banner image, this will NOT be a slideshow, DO NOT put slideshow like elements on the banner like previous and next buttons, or numbers
. Reference attached PDF.
- We would also like to have some way of sending out news alerts or notifications to our customers on the homepage. This can be done through a single social networking post or something built into the site. Be creative.
- Since the design you are creating will be for the homepage of our site, we would like you to include a picture of one of our stores somewhere. We have taken some quick photos that you can use in your design as placeholders. Please use these and NOT stock photos. We will replace the photos you use later when we have professional photos taken. Please see attached zip file for store photos.
- Column style links. (Reference corecommerce.com footer for the style we are wanting.) The footer will need at a minimum an "About Us" section that contains the links from the About Us section on our current site. (http://phydeauxpets.com/mm5/merchan…ore_Code=P)
DO NOT DO
-All white background
-Less than 960px wide
-Stray away from the desired colors