Please submit your designs as soon as you can. We may need you to make some minor changes to your design so it is compatible with the CoreCommerce shopping cart system. If you submit your designs too late, there may not be enough time to make the changes we need and your design may be eliminated.
This will be an e-commerce website. The design will be for the homepage/template area of the site.
- Please use the provided main logo in the design. We have provided several different options for the logo.
- This will be a fixed width design, make the width 960px, but do not go over that number.
- The site will be a two column layout, with the sidebar on the left at a width of no greater than 250px.
- Clean (Not cluttered.)
- See http://www.discontinuedbeautysupply.com/ for layout inspiration ONLY. DO NOT COPY THIS SITES LAYOUT EXACTLY. Any submissions that too closely resemble this example will be eliminated because this site is meant to GUIDE your design, not define it.
- We prefer to have lots of white space and would like to stick with mostly black, white and shades of gray. We also like earth tones as well.
- Please stay away from any and all Pastel colors.
- Clean, San serif fonts. (Arial or Helvetica Nue preferred.)
- Nice and clean
- Main logo
- Search feature (needs to be easy to find)
- "Login", "My Account", "View Cart", and "Checkout" links somewhere in header. (Masthead.)
- Horizontally below the header
- We need to have at a minimum a "Home", "About Us" and "Shop" or "Store" link in the main menu.
ITEMS IN THE LEFT SIDEBAR
- Categories List. This list should include the following links:
-- Gallon Sizes
-- Styling Cream
-- Hand Tools
- Featured Product
- "Other" links list
- Newsletter signup area
- The banner image will NOT be a slideshow, please DO NOT include any slideshow elements such as previous and next buttons, or numbers.
- We really like the layout of http://www.magellanmodels.com/ 's homepage. Please do something similar in your design. Ipsum text is ok in this section at this time.
- The footer section needs to contain at a minimum the same links as our header and our copyright information.
- We would also like to have the ability to add additional menu links to the footer in column format. Please include 3 additional columns of links with three sample or "dummy" links in each categories. These links can be Ipsum text if needed. Please referencehttp://corecommerce.com/ to see what we mean when we say we want columns of links in the footer.
DO NOT DO
- Use Pastel Colors
- Make the design greater or less than 960px wide.
- Include slideshow elements on the banner image.