Pagefarm.com - Build and Grow Your Website
Pagefarm is an outgrowth of our company and service located at Presspublisher.com. Press Publisher is a simple yet powerful content management system (CMS) uniquely designed to manage an online magazine, e-zine, newsletter, journal or other periodical with NO technical experience. We host thousands of publications and generate millions of page views monthly.
We have recently extended the Press Publisher feature set to do general Websites rather than just focus on publications. This means that users can now create cool Websites utilizing our custom feature-rich CMS.
The new brand for creating Websites online is called "Pagefarm" and will be hosted at pagefarm.com.
Pagefarm is meant to be a good mix of "down on the farm" goodness and high technology.
Anyone that needs a high quality Website without the need to pay for an expensive designer or developer. This could be individuals or businesses. Since this is a paid service it will be mostly business - maybe an 80/20 mix with 80% being business and 20% being individuals looking for a great personal Website.
** Please see the updated centerpiece image just uploaded. The updated mock-up pulls the 3 panels up into the center piece as well as adds more items on the left side. Please use this as your guide instead of the older one. So you would use the file: centerpiece_updated.png for the center area.**
We have included a Photoshop mock-up of the style and layout we would like for you to use as a guide however you have full creativity within the layout elements.
The width of the design should not exceed the width of the main content section of the mock-up.
Also the overall size of the main content area (the watch a video and get started area) should stay the same size and shape as in the mock-up.
The mock-up consists of a header, main content section and a footer.
Header: The header in the mock-up is content complete. All elements required are shown.
In the main content section we have two "Calls to Action"
1. Watch a Video
2 Sign Up (for free)
Those two items are the main reason for the page. We want to drive all of our traffic to take those two actions preferably in that order.
Color: Heavy on the blue. From the mock-up you will see a blue sky gradient fading down into the footer. We very much prefer the gradient but are open to other options.
1. We need a main page that is based off the mock-up image to be used as a guide.
2. We need a pricing page for our packages. Due to our large feature set, rather than a standard pricing table we want a separate pricing page for each package with navigation at the top for the other packages - you only need to create a single page for this.
One thing to note: we have two prices per package. One is a license/setup fee and then a recurring monthly fee. And then we list the features.
We have included a Signup mock-up page as well. This will give a general idea of what we're looking for with nav for each package at the top.
The feature list for one of the packages is uploaded as well as a .txt file.
3. A generic content page that we'll use for everything else.
Pagefarm does not have an existing Website.
The Pagefarm mock-up was inspired by fatcow.com, please take the time to look at fatcow to view the level of detail especially in their main content area. You will notice that they have nice borders, stylish backgrounds, sunbursts, farmland scenes but all fairly subtle. Getting the main content area right is the key to winning this contest.
Thanks in advance to everyone willing to work on the Pagefarm project. We look forward to seeing your work. Regards, Jason