630 West Technology Solutions is a small technology consulting company. I do all kinds of programming from simple websites to mobile apps to transaction-heavy backend systems. I do maintenance and support for existing systems/sites as often as I do new development.
I out-source all of my design work - 99designs is a new find for me. Hopefully I'll find many great designs/designers here now and in the future!
Audience is potential clients - people who have found me via word-of-mouth or referral. I'm not looking for flashy or "salesy" - I just need to backup the credibility of the referal.
The goal is clean and to the point. I don't have nor want a lot of content for the site because I don't want to have to spend a lot of time maintaining it. BUT - I don't want the site to look bare or flat.
I like clean, fresh, modern, organic, subtle. I like jquery effects if they 'work'.
I like fixed-width, centered sites
I'm not wed to my current logo, so if you don't like it, feel free to make your own. But if you don't hate it, see attached.
My first thought on navigation areas: home | services | examples | client login (feel free to rename, etc.)
Home page + one inside page
Layered PSDs - please have roll-over states and/or animated effects in separate layers.
I'd still like to see someone try to make someting inspired by this design:
obviously no music, and no flash. But the simplicity of it and the boldness. I really like it.