The HEADER & FOOTER (and sidebar, if you'd recommend it for your design) should be consistent for all pages and contain the items below.
- Navigation (Home, Services, Products, Meet The Team, Information & News, About Us)
- a button/graphic/link for scheduling an appointment (probably towards the top, but interested in any creative options; it will link to a page that will include a form from BookFresh.com)
- a button/graphic/link for receiving information and newsletters (we'll be using MailChimp)
- social links (currently only Facebook and Twitter, but we may explore using Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest)
- phone number (tel:262-518-2118)
- email address (email@example.com)
- location (122 Green Bay Road - 3rd Floor, Thienseville, WI 53092) including a little map and link to Google Maps for directions
- hours (Mon 8-6, Tues 8-6, Wed 10-8, Thurs (every other) 8-7, Fri 8-6, Sat 8-4, If you have a need for services outside our normal business hours, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule.)
- a blog/news feed (site will be a WordPress site and the Information & News will be the blog posts)
- a search box for the site
- possibly a twitter feed
- possibly the Facebook Like Box (developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box)
- The very bottom should have Copyright 2013 Milieu C, LLC. All Rights Reserved on the left and This Site is Fish Powered on the right.
The HOME page should have a large picture at the top. At first we were thinking of using a single image of a woman wearing something white or natural in a field with flowers (ideally purple and lavender lilies since that's part of the logo). However, we've also considered using rotating images, similar to the single image, with a few words encouraging visitors to experience the benefits of some of the services we will offer. We would also like the items below to be present.
- Introductory text (Milieu C is proud to provide quality Esthetic Services, Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle Mentoring, Body Contour and Detoxification Programs, results driven Skin Care Products, Reiki, Custom Aromatherapy Blends, Blended under full and New Moons, and quality Nail Services to Thiensville and our neighboring communities. We will ALWAYS exceed sanitation guidelines set by the state of Wisconsin.)
- We would like some way of presenting rotating text. This will be used for testimonials and inspirational quotes. For either, the look should be the text of the testimonial/quote with a smaller name/attribution underneath.
- We are pleased to offer the highest in quality products, including products from M'lis and GlyMed Plus. Please check our Products page for all of our offerings. (We'd like to specifically highlight these two brands and will include their logos with this brief. If your design includes a sidebar, this might be better placed there, but at the very least, we'd like to highlight these on the HOME page)
- Whether it's four images or some way of rotating through, we'd also like thumbnail images of our 4 team members that will link to their bios on the "Meet The Team" page. We will be getting the headshots taken after the contest completes, but feel free to demo using any stock or placeholder image. The names are Jean, Natalie, Jozette, and Kimberly.
- We would like a section highlighting the Current Month's Special. It would be nice to have some sort of elegant, calendar-like graphic for each month that we can change as we change the special.
The SERVICES page will have 7 sub-pages. Each page will have introductory text for the type of service listed on that sub-page. Below the introductory text, each service listed will have a title, description, duration (time it takes to complete the service), and price. I will attach a text document (services.txt) for the introductory text and two services in the Skin Care category that you could use for mocking up the page. We'd also like a way to present an informational paragraph (new.txt) to first-time clients. Since this information pertains to any service that's chosen, we're not sure if it would look best as an option of the sub-menu (having its own page) or if we should maybe have a graphic of some sort that could bring up a div that hovers over. Aside from that, the sub-pages for our services are listed below.
- Chemical Exfoliations
- Body Coutour and Lifestyle Programs- Body and steam treatments
- Red light therapy and Infra Sauna Therapy
- Nail Care
- Reiki therapy, and Reiki incorporated facials
The INFORMATION & NEWS page will be a blog page. I doubt there's much need to let you know what we're looking for here other than we would like a layout that fits in with the overall look and feel of our site. The typical posting will include a large image and a few paragraphs of text. I'll be including two images (feel_better.jpg and more-energy.jpg) which are examples of images that would be used for postings.