There's a bit of artistic license involved here so I'm giving high level overview. I will respond to questions very quickly to clarify or give feedback. Doing a full page mock-up for preview is fine, but end result must be images I can directly use and are optimized for size.
1) Background image(s) - One or more image(s) which will be behind all the other stuff on the site. Give the site the nice look and feel.
2) Large static center graphic (flash not required) - Should take up most of the top fold. Some text you can use is below. Items with * are optional
PathScale EKO compilers
Optimized for Intel64 and AMD64
* Specializing in loop, floating point and multi-core code
* C, C++ and Fortran
* GCC compatible
(Here's a mock-up from the original design template http://pathscale.typepad.com/pathscale/
The partner logos will be eventually added so take that into consideration
Small size adjustments to the layout are fine, but please no radical changes.
Bonus points if all done by November 14th
For the winner this is more follow-up work to be had.