Our site needs to be crisp and fresh, it should not have a personality of it's own as much as it should complement the nfp, showcase a nfp's needs and be inviting to donors.
We require designs for 3 pages . A demo site which has all the functionality that needs to be included is available at http://www.sandbox.connect2need.com. The landing page is most critical and should establish the look and feel for the site.
We will provide prompt feedback on designs such that only the top designs need to develop pages after the landing page.
Page 1: Landing Page should include
Logo, tagline, navigation bars, block for branding photo, block for text describing nfp, block for "featured project," section for 5 "other featured projects", boxes for "Gift cards" and "start a group", footer
Additional pages (details are similar to landing page but can be viewed at demo website).
Page 2: Project selection page (reached via "fund a project" tab or from "view all projects" on the landing page
Page 3: Detailed Project Page (reached via "more" under a specific need or click on name)
1) Sites that can be referenced with "similar" functionality are http://www.donorschoose.org or http://www.optinnow.org
2) Designs should use a consistent 3-5 colors such that these colors can be customized by nfp to align with their existing website.
3) web file format .jpg and layered .psd (RGB)