Way Down Scuba
I am someone who's interested in diving, enough to want to have a blog site about diving in the Caribbean, and hopefully feature a number of great diving instructors on it.
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THE SAMPLE SITE I INCLUDE.
The target audience would be people who like diving, but especially those persons in Europe and North America, who don't mind travelling many many miles to partake in the sport of deep sea diving.
The design of this website is to be used on wordpress' platform. It needs to be easy to navigate, and as vibrant as the waters the divers will be navigating.
The island that we will be talking a lot about is Tobago.
I like clean design, and I like icons wherever appropriate.
I will also need for you to incorporate the logo of the website in the design, which I will include in my downloads.
MOST IMPORTANT: I am very very interested in the use of strong fonts for my design (nevermind the fonts used in my logo may not be that strong). So please, shy away from this project if you know you are weak in the font area.
The navigation bar is going to say, Who We Are | Tobago Dive Sites | Dive Articles | Dive Packages | Our Blog | Amanda.
An events manager application will also be used, so that there might be a calendar on the homepage as well, if you choose. Instead of this calendar, you may want to put a link called, Upcoming Event, running down the right side of the page.
An example of this can be seen on http://www.viget.com/blog/. They have a Top Posts and an Upcoming Events section. I would like to include a Recent Comments from the Blog.
I have attached a file called, sample homepage, which indicates the information that I would like presented on the homepage. You can design it to look however you want it to look.
In it, you will see a link to "5 things you need to know before diving in Tobago". It is a link to pdf report of some kind, which, when clicked, the person will be taken to a page where he fills in his name and email address to get the report.
One of the pages is devoted to stuff about the diver I will be promoting. Her name is Amanda...this page should look fun and whimsical. Possibly photos that are not necessarily straight, with frayed edges, etc.
I would like my original blue logo to be incorporated into the design.
There should be more pictures to come, but this will do for now.
http://www.padi.com/scuba: love the grunge used on the site to indicate the water...really gives a good feel
I would love to re-create that kind of feeling like it's a free-spirited adventure.