Are you the best??? Show the world your skills and be a part of a project that benefits human rights, pushes social issues, aids world hunger, and saves lives! Site structure already done, you just need to do the style! GUARANTEED WINNER!
The basic site structure is already done, we just need you to work your magic and come up with the design!
Files (logos and layout mocks):
Two column, with subnav on right, and primary nav on top.
Page variations:Main home landing page, news (ala blog) page, and an empty shell page
Tag line:GLOBAL MUSIC - CULTURE - ACTIVISM
Metaphors: ****Something international, a passport/greencard/visa (this is the favorite!)*****
Parchment with a very African theme
Red-peace (as opposed to green peace) theme
An international newswire
Examples of metaphors used in other sites:These are not specific to our design but are good examples of how metaphors and story-design really achieve a good look.. we would love to see something done using one of our metaphors as listed above.
Top Level Navigation Categories:Albums
to be reworded to match metaphor of design (with the exception of 'albums' which should stay the same)... for instance:
earthy, grass-roots, savy, and multi-cultural. The style is about
social empowerment, pushing human rights issues, as well as activism
Can be dirty, gritty, with superimposed
details (dust, scratches, torn edges, etc) - without being cluttered,
the layout still needs to be clean.
represent each section (top posts, new posts, top commentors, etc),
custom designed - should not be cheesy/chintzy, should have depth and
appear to "sit" on the page (similar to apple.com's usage)
Colors:Lighter colors, strong red accent, tan, gray, browns, NO GREEN
Details (PLEASE READ):
All work submitted must be 100% original and not use any stock icon's, stock photography is OK as long as the designer has the ability to use said work with no licensing issues.
WINNING ENTRY OR ELEMENTS OF WINNING ENTRY CAN NOT BE USED, DISPLAYED, OR POSTED ANYWHERE ONCE SELECTED. ALL EXCLUSIVE COPYRIGHT AND UNLIMITED EXCLUSIVE LICENSE ARE TRANSFERED TO US AT THE COMPLETION OF THE CONTEST.
After the completion of the contest please be sure to remove any of our logo branding from your layouts. We do not grant any rights to our logo to be used in any way shape or form (even for portfolio).
Good luck to all!
Styles to AVOID:
GREEN, organic, eco-environmental.