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How BMPIRE started their web page design journey
Who are you known as?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We are a young couple who travels the US in a travel trailer, and plans to eventually travel the world after we finish traveling the US. We are looking to start a website/blog that will detail where we go, what we see, and all of our fun adventures along the way. Take a look at our logo for an idea of the creativity we would like to incorporate into the design.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Travel & Hotel
http://www.bmpire.org - staging site until the website is ready to launch (basic wordpress theme) don't reference design
What do you have in mind for the style and theme of the web page?
CREATIVE - We would like hand-drawn/illustrated elements designed into the footer and possibly other areas of the site. We don't want the design to be overly busy or cluttered; we are looking for a design with detailed creativity and a FUN atmosphere that inspires our visitors to travel and see the world. Please use the colors and general feel of the logo as a guide. We are partial to footer designs that are not flat, and have depth and dimension.
While we primarily want to see the a unique footer area (links to draw inspiration from below), we would be happy to see creativity in the header and on the sides, as long as it doesn't look too overwhelming. We have a very intricate logo, so the header needs to be very sleek and clean.
The feel of the logo should be your guide to creating this site!
Please focus on the Home Page design and possibly the About Page; if we like your design(s), we will ask you to move forward with additional pages!
Please do NOT follow any part of our current design; it is a template!
1) Home Page (i.e. please review our "rough" mockup attached) We don't have a specific number of blog posts we want to show on the homepage but please have in mind to show at least 4-5. **Update** We don't want to show tags/categories in the homepage body. We would like to show this in the navigation menu in a drop-down. Here is a link to the type of map functionality we are looking to incorporate on homepage: http://www.theaussienomad.com/post-archive-travel-map/
5) Mobile Design - We would like to see the homepage/navigation in a mobile theme since the website will be responsive and adapt to the users browser size.
What to avoid
1) Overly feminine or overly masculine design style
3) Overly serious or overly cartoony designs.
In the creative footer, I would like to see something drawn turned into design that represents world travel. RV/ Sailing/ Hiking / Mountain Biking, Show some water, land, mountains etc. Be creative and have fun!
Use our colors from our logo as accent colors. We like the use of whitespace, so please don't do the entire design in a solid color. Feel free to utilize color in your creative areas, however please utilize lots of white in the design and keep it clean and beautiful!