Hello talented designers! LiveExperts.tv, is a new service where people get advice from live experts. We are very excited to work with you for this relatively simple project and are looking for some creative talent to make our site look better. We planned on launching this Jan, but the site design needed some work, so we need your help! We are an online service that matches people with questions with people who are qualified to provide them. Experts provide this service through live video (pay per minute), in addition to some other channels. We want this to be a fun and EASY experience and want to convey that people are getting a quality service they can trust.
People who are looking for help/advice and are willing to pay for it. Most likely an audience of 30+ in age, equally male/female. The site will provide experts that give advice on nutrition, legal, tax, health, marketing and almost anything else.
We need a crisp and clean redesign of our homepage. The goal of the homepage is to clearly indicate what our service is about, highlight the benefits, and to get users to do a search on the type of expert they're looking for. We also want users to be excited about the service and want an overall friendly look and feel, with a hint of professionalism. We don't want it to be radically different from what's on there now as it needs to generally match the rest of the site. We had the logo designed by 99designs and would like the same colors in the logo used throughout the site. We are flexible, so if you have design ideas that are better than what we have, we're all ears!
We are looking for a redesign of the homepage to make it more crisp and clean. We would like the following: 1) the existing menus and tagline to look much better (ala mint.com, hulu, etc.),
2) want to incorporate the social media 'chicklets' where appropriate. preferably under search box on top right. FB, SU, Digg, Reddit, Twitter.
3) A more appealing expert search box and drop down to encourage users to search for experts.
4) A screen grab of the video chat box with appropriate picture
5) a better how it works section on homepage
6) not too much change to the profiles displayed closer to bottom.
7) All text to be in a soft grey like mint.com
8) Logo to have 'BETA' on it. I've included a logo with beta on it, but if you can display 'beta' in a better way, feel free to adjust.
We also would like this to be SEO friendly, so use of text would be helpful where appropriate.
The existing site isn't too far from what we want, but we just need it to look better. The menus need improvement as does the drop down text. Shouldn't be all capitalized and nicer font. Tagline should say "The easiest way to get great advice". If you have a better tagline, we're open to suggestions. The bullet points are lost and the picture, search box and other elements on the homepage look disjointed. I like the idea of having the search box with category drop down and video screen grab above the fold so that people instantly know what the service is. We would like to keep the colors consistent with the logo. Action buttons can be in orange and need to look cleaner than what's up there now. We have also included some creative files that were used on other sections. We want your creative ideas!
mint.com - I like how the tagline text jumps out, menus are nice, great high resolution picture, text is soft grey. Many aspects of the existing site were taken from mint. Very simple and easy for user to understand service.
hulu.com - like the menu and overall look and feel
http://www.liveperson.com/experts - a competitor