NOTICE: Please submit your designs as soon as you can. We may need you to make some minor changes to your design so it is compatible with the CoreCommerce shopping cart system. If you submit your designs too late, there may not be enough time to make the changes we need and your design may be eliminated.
This will be an e-commerce website. The design will be for the homepage/template area of the site.
- Please use the provided main logo in the design.
- This will be a fixed width design, make the width 960px and DO NOT go over that number.
- The site will be a two column layout, with the sidebar on the left at a width of no greater than 250px.
- For product images etc use the provided images, DO NOT use stock imagery for the products.
- The general layout of our site will be a two-column layout with a left-hand sidebar. You may reference our current site at http://www.sexywearavenue.com/ to see the general format we like. Please DO NOT COPY THE THIS DESIGN EXACTLY though. Any submissions that too closely resemble this example will be eliminated because this site is meant to GUIDE your design, not define it. This same rule applies to the any other reference sites that we have provided. This design layout also needs to be compatible with the CoreCommerce platform. For more information on the CoreCommerce platform visit http://www.corecommerce.com/ .
- We would like to use colors similar to those in the logo we have provided.
- The overall tone of the design can be dark or light, the choice is yours. The primary goal is to create an inviting design that will catch a visitors attention and draw them deeper into the site.
- Clean, San serif fonts. (Arial or Helvetica Nue preferred.)
- Nice and clean
- Main logo
- Search feature (needs to be easy to find)
- "Login", "My Account", "View Cart", and "Checkout" links somewhere in header. (Masthead.) See http://www.corecommerce.com/ for more info on what a typical header layout contain in a CoreCommerce store.
- Location/Orientation: Horizontally below the header.
- Links: "Clubwear", "Lingerie", "Sexy Costumes", "Shoes", "Sales", "Blog"
- We like the look and feel of the victoriassecret.com buttons but the text needs to be textual and NOT image sprites. We need to be able to update our links dynamically through our stores admin.
ITEMS IN THE LEFT SIDEBAR
- "Categories List" List
- "Shop By Brands" List
- We will have a banner image but this WILL NOT be a slideshow. Please DO NOT include the standard slideshow elements such as previous and next buttons, or numbers.
- DO NOT use any stock photography. Please use images from our current site. http://www.sexywearavenue.com/
- We would like to incorporate the CoreCommerce "Deal of the Day" feature somewhere on our homepage.
- We would also like to incorperate a "Featured Categories" section on the homepage as well. This is not the same as a featured products section. Please do not include a "Featured Froducts" section on the homepage.
- The footer section needs to contain at a minimum the same links as our header and our copyright information.
- We would also like to incorperate social network links into our footer. (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google +)
- We need the include the credit card(s) banner from our current site or something similar somewhere in our footer as well to let visitors know what forms of payment we accept. See http://sexywearavenue.com/ for more details.
DO NOT DO
- Do no copy any of our competitor sites or site that we list as a reference. We will automatically eleminate any designs that we feel too closely resemble what has been provided. We want you to be creative, not copy someone else's design.
- DO NOT use any stock photography. Please use images from our current site. http://www.sexywearavenue.com/ .
- Do not go overboard with color. We want the site to be colorful, but not so colorful that it causes eye strain.
- Do not Make the design greater or less than 960px wide.
- Stray away from the desired colors.