Sverok is an non profit organization for games and gamers of various kinds. Role-playing, board games, figure games, live action role playing, card games, computer games, airsoft and paintball are the main activities. The Association has over 1 700 clubs with about 75 000 members in total.
What We Want
Sveroks website is old and needs renewing. We're changing the system to Wordpress and want a new design that appeals to our members and is "web-trendy".
We want the design to reflect the feeling of being a large organization without sacrificing style and ease of navigation.
Our Vague Ideas
Fixed width, top menu, header/info blurb (probably over 200 px high, like in the Metrobusiness example below), 3 column layout on the startpage.
Take a look at the existing page at sverok.se for an idea of the amount of information we need to present and what we don't want any more ;)
We're leaving it kinda open, but we have a graphical profile whereyellow (#FFD42F) and blue (#005695) are official colors. So one or theother or both could possibly be a part of the design and maybe othercolors shouldn't clash with them. Feel free to play around with itthough.
Here are some examples and what we like about them:
http://www.joomla.org/ - Overall nice. We like the header thingy, but the page feels maybe a little to "templatey" and not so personal.
http://www.socialdemokraterna.se/ - A little stiff but we like the menu with search integrated. We also like the columns.
http://www.tre.se/ - The animated header/info blurb.
http://www.metrobusiness.se/ - Nice general design elements. We like the top part and animated blurb.
http://www.revolutiontwo.com/demo/office.html - We like the top part and the scrollable header.
http://www.lilly.com/ - Overall design and the columns.
We need to have our logo on the page. Logo picture in eps and the OpenType font for the "Sverok" text part of the logo can be found here:
We'll give feedback roughly once a day. Please, feel free to let us know if you need more info!
Follow our vague ideas and be inspired by our examples but don't be afraid of being creative if you get a smashing idea you think we'll enjoy! :)