Web Design Details
**Global design and function elements**
a. Color scheme and design elements to be from this template which I have purchased: <[url removed, login to view]>
b. I want the design to maintain the softer element from the template above, like the line breaks, rounded corners, etc. The site should maintain the look from item A as things are added.
c. I would like a twitthis element like this page has: <[url removed, login to view]> I would like to allow people to tweet my **home**, **product** and **events** page so I would like to incorporate and option that could perform that function.
a. Very top search and phone info, I like the design of this page: <[url removed, login to view]>
b. Next down but above the header, I want a space for my logo image and links that look like the ones on this page: <[url removed, login to view]> The only difference is I would like the option to have a drop down list on the links like on the company button of this page: <[url removed, login to view]> it only needs to be one level not multiple like this page. Main link buttons will be:
**1. ** **Home**
**2. ** **Events** (drop down with **Event 1**, **event 2** and easily expandable)
**3. ** **Products** (Drop down of **Coaching**, **Product a**, **Product B** with expandability)
**4. ** **About us**
Titles are the pages they will link to, I want to be able to easily change the name on the drop down buttons and page links, like the **event** links I will likely put a short event title and the date so those would be updated frequently.
c. Header box, I want a header box with a video player that could be pretty much standard on all pages except a few which I will specify. I think if the flash photo element was taken out of this header and the frame was made taller it would work for a base to make a standard header: <[url removed, login to view]> the border would need to provide a background on the opposite side of the video player to provide a defined target area for picture, text, widget or plugin like this one: <[url removed, login to view]>
d. In general I like the format and layout of all the content below the header of this template: <[url removed, login to view]> these could be placed on top of the content background from the base template design, I don't want the full width look and I don't want the information to be separated into two parts like this website, it should be on the same background with just a line break across the background not full width. I believe all the other elements can just have the copy, pictures and titles updates to my info and would suit my needs fine. I would like to maintain the background style and look of the base template: <[url removed, login to view]> basically using a defined canvas not the full width look and the subtle dividers that don't extend all the way to the edges.
e. Welcome to our website section I want to be able to edit text, picture and the read more button (initially change the read more link to say learn more and link to the **about us** page).
f. Area under our capabilities (Change title to How We Can Help) this area would all be easily editable by me including pics and copy, button labels would change as follows:
1. Planning to **Products**
2. Consulting to **Coaching**
3. Development to **Events**
4. Insurance to **Community**
All these links would link to the page of the corresponding title.
5. Our Mission is good, could have basic **mission** page attached to link at bottom but may do away with link, would like the option to go either way.
6. Recent post showing 2 posts, I would like this to be 3 posts, each from one of 3 different blog pages, they should link to the corresponding blog pages listed below:
**a. ** **Business and Finance**
**b. ** **Relationships**
**c. ** **Lifestyle**
7. Find Us Elsewhere is fine how it is ok, I definitely will want facebook and twitter links. I would like to change the area the other two links occupy and put a recent tweet widget or plugin however that needs to work so that it would update whenever I tweeted.
8. Footer - I would like something with similar information as this page: <[url removed, login to view]> It does not need to have all that information but if it could be setup to have some links to **terms**, **contact** and have the copyright info and my company name that would be great. I don't want to copy this totally but I would like a little more info than any of the other templates.
9. Need to incorporate an email obtaining newsletter signup option with the option for the user to opt out. This would be something that you enter your email address, confirm email and press subscribe and then they would be added to a database that I could use to send newsletters, promotions etc.
10. I will need login option somewhere on the top third of the page for members.
a. Everything above and below the main body should match the **home** page. The video target and info area on the header would need to have specific video feed and content to this page as will be true with any other page that has the standard header.
b. I think as a base for design change the body area from this link suits my needs: <[url removed, login to view]> The content area on the left is fine as long as I can update the picture and copy. I don't necessarily need any links in the main content area, it will be text and images only.
c. On the right side of the main body area I would like the area that says recent post to be changed to a target for a banner rotator that is pre-formatted for a certain size image (this should be a standard web banner image size), I would like to be able to add images that have links on the back end and have these randomly rotate to certain areas I will be defining on pages to advertise my products and services. The images should act as links so when they are clicked it function as follows: I have an event coming up, I put an event advertisement picture together and put it in the banner file with a link to that event in the event pages, they see it and can click on that image and it will take them to the page for that specific event. Obviously I would use the same scenario for products and maybe just post some images with no links at times.
d. Below that where it says Categories I would like to do away with that and ad an area where I could update copy and or pictures with breaks between them like this page on the right where it says what people are saying <[url removed, login to view]>
e. Below that where it says Meta I would like another target area where I could post another banner rotator which would rotate images with links from a different pool but same functionality as listed under item c. This banner size could maybe be square or just a pinch taller than wider where as the one for item C would maybe be 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 times as tall as it is wide once again both to be standard sizes. Ad example is bottom right of this page <[url removed, login to view]> More square for this item and taller for item C.
**Products - main page**
a. This page could be a copy of the **about us** page with the following modifications
b. Header is same but on one side or the other I would like to be able to list between 1 and 4 products similar to this page <[url removed, login to view]> Products links could be buttons that are images that have images and text already formatted to a certain size to fit full area, half, third or fourth or if there is widget or plugin that could be placed in that area that would allow for easy formatting of that information and turn that area into a link to the specific **product item page** that would be fine.
c. I would like to be able to target the images that go on the products pages specifically in the backend. My goal is to be able to advertise different services other than products on the products page such as events or coaching, I don't want an advertisement for the product they are currently looking at to come up on that page.
**Products - item pages**
a. This could be a copy of the **Products main page** with the following modifications
b. Eliminate the standard video playing header / info area
c. Create a header bar across the main content area for a product title with text description like this page: <[url removed, login to view]>
d. Product info area will be on the left main body area similar to this: <[url removed, login to view]> we need to change to a light background that is a shade of white that will blend a bit with the main color scheme. I should be able to easily configure a page for each product and include an add to cart option and pricing like this page has on the left side.
e. I want basically one template for products that I can copy and just update the product details in the main content area for each product.
**Events - Main page**
a. Could be a copy of the **Products Main Page** with the following considerations
b. We may have far more events than products to list so maybe the list on the side of the video player could scroll if it gets beyond 4 items like this page: <[url removed, login to view]>
c. The banner rotators on the back end will be specific to the events pages so I can be sure it is advertising products or coaching not events on the events page.
**Events - Item Pages**
a. This could be a copy of the **products item page** with the following considerations
b. Banner ads should be specific to **event main** and **event item pages** so I can target products, coaching or other services on the **events** page, I don't want events ads on the **events** page.
c. I would like the option for visitors to book events and print their tickets/receipts.
d. I want to be able to setup events in the backend I assume in the shopping cart to limit seats and have up to 3 different ticket prices with description for the different price.
e. The standard event item page should have a form or some way for them to select which seat level they want and how many tickets.
f. I want basically one template for **events** that I can copy and just update the event details in the main content area for each event.
**Coaching - Main Page**
a. This could be a copy of the **products main page** with following considerations
b. In the header on the side of the video player I will not need the link list, this area would just contain images and or copy. I would like the option of putting an image up instead of a video stream if it is easy for me to switch back and forth, if it is to complex I would like to go with the standard video player.
c. I will use the main body area to create my coaching product description and add any images and would need to be able to add a way to purchase there so I would like some cart option towards the bottom like the individual **item pages**.
a. This could be a copy of the **home** page with the following exceptions
b. Formatting for the main body area, the actual contact info should be very similar to this page: <[url removed, login to view]>
c. Eliminate the standard header with video player.
d. May be better to go with the light shade of white for the background in the area with the contact info for clarity. Would like to try both options maybe and see which one has the cleanest and most professional look.
a. This could be a copy of the **about us** page
b. Would like the option to insert a blog roll to the main body area of this page if it is an easy add?
a. This could be a copy of the **Products individual items page** with the following exception, I do not need any shopping cart features
a. This could be similar to the **community page** with the following exceptions
b. Main content would be the blog post target which could look similar to the way the post look on this page: <[url removed, login to view]>
c. I would like the middle section on the right side of the main content area to be changed from the area where I could update copy and or pictures with breaks between them to a typical archive list of links like this page has: <[url removed, login to view]>
d. I want the three blog post categories to be titled "**Business and Finance**", "**Relationships**" and "**Lifestyle**". I would like to be able to easily change the titles once I refine things.
**Members Only Area**
a. Somewhere I would like to have a members link which could go to a basic page similar to the **products individual items page** where I could advertise what they are getting and have a link to sign up and pay for the subscription.
b. I would also like a separate login link for members that are already signed up.
c. I would like for members and customers to be able to login to an account to check on orders and subscriptions. Not sure if this would be the same login as the members area or what the best way to configure this would be, I'm open to options. Most retailers have you setup an account or checkout as a guest I want something typical.
d. **General items and considerations**
a. I want typical back end management functions for the cart so I can process refunds, make account adjustments, send out coupons or advertisements to previous customer similar to most ecommerce websites.
b. I would like the newsletter subscription database setup so I can send out bulk email advertisements, promotions, coupons, etc. to anyone who has submitted their email. It would be great if this was part of the shopping cart system so the databases could be combined. If not a separate system is o
d. It appears to me that this cart system has most or all of the features I would need and serve all aspects of membership, product sales, payment gateway interface and event booking: <[url removed, login to view]>