Musawar Ahmed got their new web page design by running a design contest:
New website design wanted for Voicing Islam
Check out Musawar Ahmed's Web page design contest…
We sell Islamic audio books narrated by professional voice over artists and digitally downloadable Islamic audio content. This content is geared towards both muslims and non muslims alike, as the nature of the content is to educate, bring awareness and build bridges between communities and dispel prevailing misconceptions held by both muslims and non muslims regarding each other. This is not for proselytizing, it is more a academic style. For Muslims, we offer a wide variety of books in various categories in order to offer a balanced and objective view on religious and cultural issues that Muslims face on a day to day basis. Our books will be targeted to various markets such college students and working professionals. We want to convey trust, balance and expertise in the market by the books that we offer as well as the reviews and comments from Voicing Islam staff. For non-Muslims, they will have access to our book selection above but also books that will give them a balanced view on issues such as politics, social issues, terrorism and other prevalent topics. Through our book selection, we hope to build our listeners understanding of the subject by offering a "guide" in which books are chosen to help build the listeners understanding step by step.
We have a "launching soon" page: http://voicingislam.com
www.weread4you.com is a website which has a good user experience as it also sells audio books, it is also minimal in design involving no clutter on the site, however the graphics can be improved i.e buttons , icons colors etc. Other site which sells online audio books which you can refer to for functionality is audible.com and christianaudio.com Please remember that we want a "fresh" and different feel than these providers. They certainly have done things right, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a different and better (or as good) of a way of doing things. We want your creativity to bring together all of these designs together. We want a design that provides the user with what he needs but still holds true to simplicity. Thank you.
Logo,The wire frames and screen shots provided are layouts we feel would be logical but if you have a better suggestion it would be welcomed. you can also make a free account with christianaudio.com and do a free download of one of there titles and go through the process and see what each page looks like. Although we have listed 7 pages they can be incorporated into the 5 that you will design. chirstianaudio.com is for the process but weread4you.com is our preferred site in terms of looks, in regards to minimalism as christianaudio.com is too cluttered. 1) The homepage: should introduce our company and what we do as well as direct them to search or browse our books etc. Should have links to the most frequently visited pages that we mention in the pages below. Logically placing the tabs, links, etc is key in order to make the user experience easy and positive. The user should be able to sign in (if a new member), login to existing account, see any book or promotion, understand what's in their cart, precede to checkout, get help, etc. This is essentially, the customers one place where they can come back to you to complete a purchase, find a book, etc. 2) product page -- List all of our book categories in a logical and eye pleasing way. The categories should be identifiable in a clear and easy way to the user. They should be able to easily understand the navigation and pick their category. 3) my library/download page - Any book purchased by the user will be listed here. Other details to have, besides the title, is the date the book was purchased and a downloadable button to re-download it again. The user should be able to also choose the file format before downloading it. Finally, there should be a filter at the end and top of page to help the user choose how many titles they want listed per page, how to categorize their books purchased (by authors, category, etc) 4) check out page -- very straightforward. We want the page to be very simple so the customer can simply hit "purchase". Getting to this page means the customer is ready to make a purchase but may still have some doubt. We want to offer only the necessary information to quickly get the customer. 5) my account page -- User account information plus a way to modify settings such as newsletter frequency, time zone, etc. 6) my wish list - Books that the customer would like to purchase in the future. The customer will browse our selection of books and when they come across a book that they would like to listen to, or are interested in but not yet ready to purchase, they will put it in their wishlist. This page can be accessed through the homepage. 7) static page - a design for our static content like terms & policy, about us, etc. The content should be the focus of the page.
This content is of benefit to both muslims and non muslims alike, as the nature of the content is to build bridges between communities by education, and dispel prevailing misconceptions held by both muslims and non muslims regarding each other. The titles we will be offering are written by both muslims and non muslim, including philosophers , journalists, social commentators, novelists, and academics, They will include the following catagories: voicing islam books cover the following subject matters/categories: which will also appear on the left column of the home page marked "categories" and what ever is in (brackets) will be sub-categories of the main one, perhaps a scroll over effect or something of that type can reveal the sub categories etc. Quran (commentaries) biography (memoir,travelogue) comparative religion (Hinduism,Buddhism,Taoism,Confucianism,Judaism,Christianity) spirituality (Sufism,depth psychology, self help, advise) media history social (anthropology,cultures) theology Islamic studies politics(political science/theory,political ideology,international/world affairs) education gender (relations,issues, studies) philosophy (metaphysics,epistemology) middle east studies fiction (novel) modernity science nature (environment/ecology) children hadith seerah economics poetry art law cosmology I hope This will give our designers a good idea and they can bring forth their excellence and creative genius accordingly. keeping the same general color scheme ( Grey , green ,orange). The output should be a high-quality professional design for all 5 pages. WEB 2.0 modern , contempory winning design must include the following 1) clean, crisp,minimal/simple (but in a sophisticated way by that we mean that things can appear to be simple/minimal but have complex subtlety an iphone and apple products are a good example they are minimal but by no means simple in a superficial sense. 2) Clean, consistent fonts, very easy to read as end users will be reading most of the content like book synopsis etc. 3) consistent luminescence. Subtle reflections, shadows and gradients should be used sparingly, and appear to have a consistent light source(s). 4) Crispness, Contrast in action elements. The design of buttons, tabs and all other action elements. we love the icons found here http://www.iconshock.com/professional-icons.php5) or other similar web sites offering high resolution icons. Overall design aesthetic. We must feel the design is of the quality of other high-trafficked brands in our industry, and even better. Please feel free to insert images of your own design etc. Each of the 5 pages should have the same layout and generally create a fluid graphic experience from one page to the next - from front page to checkout. Lastly, please take complete creative freedom with the footer of the site. Thanks CH Musawar
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It all began with a design brief.
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