Touch Panel Control
We are software developers for mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc).
We have developed software that connects to the Home Automation platform that is made by AMX (http://www.amx.com) to turn the devices in to portable touchpanels that allow end users to control Audio/Video/Security/Other items in their homes and offices, as well as in Universities.
We are now moving in to a slightly different product category - that is, AMX modules, these are software modules that allow people with an AMX system to control things like their AppleTV or Media Centre PC (http://www.xbmc.org) and Sonos system (http://www.sonos.com).
Dealers, distributors and integrators of AMX equipment (http://www.amx.com) as well as catering for the end users of the software (residential/commercial/tertiary).
We are targetting English speakers initially BUT we do want to be able to easily translate the text in the site for other markets.
We need to greatly improve the existing designs and add in the AMX module products in to the site in a separate section to the existing TPControl software products.
We'd like to clearly differentiate between the control products and software modules section but show that the products/pages are obviously from the same software developers (us): Touch Panel Control.
NOTE: The company/website is called Touch Panel Control and our live product is called TPControl (NOT Touch Panel Control) and the forthcoming AMX modules all have their own names.
Both Touch Panel Control and TPControl logos are attached.
http://beta.touchpanelcontrol.com/ (user: tpcmagento pass: mag3nt0)
We would like to keep within the same page width as the current site to make the integration with the Magento eCommerce platform easier, but the rest of the design is fairly open to your interpretation.
We need to cater for the various audiences (see target audience).
The only thing that is fixed from the current website is the logo (attached the original copies of this) and the pages that will be in the (new in the beta site) navigation:
TPCONTROL - AMX MODULES - DOWNLOADS - MY ACCOUNT - MY CART - CHECKOUT - HELP DESK
As well as the other navigation items that are currently in the footer - we don't mind if you move them!
It's be nice to keep our news on the homepage, perhaps with less priority.
Please look to the example sites for some inspiration/
This page lists the 2 TPControl products we have for sale already with more coming (Android, Windows Mobile 7, Blackberry, etc).
Please add in the other products and just mark them as coming soon.
This products page will form the basis of the AMX Modules page http://beta.touchpanelcontrol.com/modules.html which currently looks very similar so we'd like you to consider a simple way of differentiating the two types of product pages without having to do a big re-design, we need to show it's a different type of product.
Happy to consider alternative style of software boxes or perhaps no software boxes at all on these pages.
Product details page
http://touchpanelcontrol.com/produc…-ipad.html (currently on the live site - not beta so it has incorrect navigation - take the navigation text from the home page)
Again we'd like to re-do this page keeping it in theme with the other 2 pages. The content is all on the page above and obvisouly there is additional content that we've put behind the buttons: Overview / Technical / Video / Gallery.
Perhaps you can think of a nicer way of doing this?
Again, open to an alternative idea to the software box or perhaps just a much nicer software box.
Although we like having the footer navigation in text for Google it really doesn't look great.
Competing companies that have AMX modules - so not necessarily loving their design:
Page designs we do like (all software companies):