Michaelbirman got their new web page design by running a design contest:
Help Eyes Everywhere I.T. Consulting with a new website design
Check out Michaelbirman's Web page design contest…
Website Description • I.T. support and consulting for small and medium businesses • in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), hence local clientele Target Audience • Usually these will be the business owners or their secretaries • usually people with not much computer knowledge, who are researching support options for their business.
Primary Goal We want to give our Audience the following impression: • We are professionals • We are experts in our field (IT support) • We provide excellent service (friendly, quick response) • Company is successful, been around for a while and is not small • we are looking for a modern website. • We are looking to impress our visitors with the appearance (more so than the content) • Pages must NOT look busy. Needs to be clean, visitors are not repelled on first glance • eyes are drawn to important sections. • Some moving elements (more details below). Home page main section will have rotating banner, which will exist on other pages, but smaller on them. Banners will be designed in a separate contest, to match the website's style/colors. Keep in mind the following website technology: • There will be no flash (except maybe in banners) • The design will be implemented with Joomla or Wordpress • The text content of the pages may change over time. Navigation & Number of Pages 1. Home 2. About us 3. Clients 4. Services 5. Careers 6. News 7. Contact us • Navigation should be horizontal at the top of the page. • There will not be sub levels to the menus (as we also want the site to be usable on mobile devices, where you can’t drill down easily). • Content of pages will obviously change, however, design will remain roughly the same across the pages (those after the landing page) Color Scheme Colors of the website pages should match or complement our logo (see file below). Background of logo can be white or black. Up to you to match with website, make the color combination look good, in accordance with description in ‘primary goal’ section above. To accommodate screens that are larger (and where the 1000x700 window doesn’t cover the whole browser window), we would need an attractive background that complements the actual website. We will leave this implementation up to you. Please keep in mind to not make things too busy. Design Notes Style/Theme ideas for the website: -We would like to have some moving elements or cool effects. See current website www.eyeseverywhere.ca for examples of menu effects / ‘cool’ effects. Style, however, does not have to match our current site. -We like the phone at the bottom left that we have, with our contact information comes in, and would like to retain that graphic and have a motion that would draw attention to the contact area. This should be present on all pages somewhere -We would like a ticker-style “our customers” line, like the one at the top right of http://www.queue.ca/ make it look good, though Pixel Size of site -If possible, we would like little or no scrolling (ie whatever text doesn't fit into the page can be accessed by ‘read more’), with the site taking up the full screen on a 1024x768 (and obviously the window taking into account the task bar below and banner page of the browser, so or so for the actual website pages), so please design it keeping in mind a 1000x700 viewable area (with the aforementioned background filling the rest on bigger screens/windows). Please take this into account when figuring out legibility. Although we will code the site to work on mobile devices as well, legibility on those is not a priority at this point (pinch to zoom is acceptable on mobile devices). If you feel that reasonable amounts of content cannot fit on one window, we would definitely consider a design that shows the main points on the visible area in the resolution (as per above), with some secondary information (once the user’s attention is gotten with the visible area) with a bit of scrolling.
One landing page, plus one website page (on which other pages will be based)
What to avoid
Keep the website clean and not busy, with a lot of 'white space'. Our current website's style (or colors) does not need to be carried over. Only the logo's colors should be complimented/matched on the new website
We will be responding to comments and questions as often as we can. We trust your tastes and do have flexibility in the design, so please don't be afraid to recommend something that we didn't think about. Please note that in our logo, the "I.T. Consulting" is orange only because we had to match the current website. You can change those colors around a bit if you'd like (website colors should be within the scope of the globe and the text of the rest of the logo, though). Header: please include our logo in it, our moto: We watch over your I.T., so you don’t have to. Footer: Copyright Eyes Everywhere Inc. 2004-2013 some client logos are attached as well, for the 'ticker' part
CA$1,049 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Web page design starts at €549.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their web page design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Michaelbirman collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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