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Themesbase.com Web Design

Studio Generative needed a new web page design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 54 designs submitted by 16 freelance designers.

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How Studio Generative started their web page design journey

Summary

Hello,
After a successful logo contest, we are back to launch a contest for our new web design. What we are looking for is a Web 2.0 style design with easy on the eye colors. We already have the logo made, so we are going to provide all graphic files, in order to match the design to it. In order to take part in this content, everyone should make two of the required pages from the site - The Main Page and the Free Templates View Page.

Company name

Themesbase.com

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

Hello,
After a successful logo contest, we are back to launch a contest for our new web design. What we are looking for is a Web 2.0 style design with easy on the eye colors. We already have the logo made, so we are going to provide all graphic files, in order to match the design to it. In order to take part in this contest, everyone should make two of the required pages from the site - The Main Page and the Free Templates View Page. Below I am going to list all the required pages and information about their content.

Brief description of the site:

Themesbase.com is one of the biggest sites for download of free cms templates. Since we decided to make a new design, we are going to add premium templates for download too. The website will also feature user registration and upload of templates, and community forum (VBulletin).
Site Navigation:
  Every pages of the site must contains the following links:
    Main Links:
        * Free templates and all category links
        * Premium templates and all category link
        * Forum
        * Register
        => Because, the template categories are a lot, these links should be in the left or the right sidebar of the site.
    Other Links
        * Profile
        * Link To Us
        * Contact Us
        * Advertise
        * Sponsored Links (we should be able to list couple of text links below that)
        * Add To Favourites ( this includes all bookmark sites, you can check how it is made currently on the website)
        * FAQ
        * Terms And Conditions
            
        => These links could be placed anywhere the designer feels right.

Banners/Ads:
        * the BANNERS should be 3 on every page:
            - one horizontal standard banner (728x90)
            - one rectangle or vertical big banner (120x600, 336x280)
            - one smaller banner, in the sidebar below the templates category links or somewhere else (234x60, 125x125, 88x31)
Content of the Pages:
Main Page: (REQUIRED FOR THE CONTEST)
    * List of top downloaded FREE templates
    * List of top Premium templates
    * List of latest uploaded FREE templates ( all templates should have links to their own "more details" page, download link, link to the authors profile)
    * Log-in Form
    * Search Box (Text search, select between free or premium templates)
    * List of the latest 5 forum posts (Optional)
    * BANNERS
    * Navigation
    
FREE Templates List:
    * List of top downloaded FREE templates
    * List of all templates separated (20-30) per page), an ordering option should be added too
    * All listed templates, should have links to their own page (with more description), download link, link to the authors profile
    * Search Box
    * BANNERS
    * Navigation
    
FREE Templates View Page (Template Description): (REQUIRED FOR THE CONTEST)
    * List of top downloaded FREE templates
    * Link for viewing screenshot of the template
    * Download Link
    * Link to the authors profile
    * Tags, add tag option (if the user is logged in)
    * Comments, add comment (if the user is logged in)
    * BANNERS
    * Navigation
    
Premium Templates List:
    * List of top downloaded Premium templates
    * List of all templates separated (20-30) per page), an ordering option should be added too
    * All listed templates, should have links to their "more details" page, currently we are going to use Templatemonster, so this link will go to their site.
    * Search Box
    * BANNERS
    * Navigation
    
Author profile:
    * Top downloaded free templates
    * Author brief description and information ( the author should be able to edit them, if he is logged in)
    * List of author themes (10-20 per page) - they should have space for adding small buttons for deleting (if the author is logged in)
    * Upload a new theme (if the author is logged in, it can be a hidden DIV, in order to save space)
    * BANNERS
    * Navigation
Register Page:
    
    * Register form (username, email, name, password, site)
    * BANNERS
    * Navigation
Contact Us:
    * Contact Form
Advertise:
    * Here we are going to give a brief description of how everyone can advertise on your website, give prices and etc.
    * Link to the contact form
Link To Us:
    * A page with few banners for our website, banners could be made from the logo
FAQ:
    * Frequently Asked Questions
Terms & Conditions:
    
    *Terms & Conditions
    
Forum:
    * The forum will be VBulletin, a theme must be made in order to integrate the forum into the website.
    
Sites We Like:
http://www.steves-templates.com/
http://www.templateworld.com/
http://www.templatemonster.com/
Site Logo:
Download from here: http://www.themesbase.com/TBfinal.zip
Please post everything else you need to know, as a comment.

Wants

- Web 2.0 Design
- Easy on the eye, light colors
- Match the design with the logo (you can change the logo colors)
- Make mock-up of the Home Page & Free Template View Page

Don't want

- Don't take our current design as an example or idea

Custom package

US$1,000

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