We manage a dating site with an active and loyal userbase, and need a new button design and navigation for our messaging module.
Gay men of all ages (generally 20 - 70 year-olds). Many of our users are older, so coming up with an intuitive, easy to read/use navigation is a top priority.
Screenshots of our current interface may be found here: http://bit.ly/cAsbTN
We need new buttons for the top and bottom of the message window and a new design of the mailbox display itself.
The message box includes the following elements
Some guidelines for you:
1. Active buttons/tabs should clearly be in an "active" state.
2. Buttons should be repeated at the top and bottom of the message box (like Gmail). They are currently only on the bottom.
We need the final design delivered as a layered Adobe Photoshop (PSD) file. Please organize the layers so that our developer can access various gradients, icons, etc. in order to turn the file into a usable interface.