This project MUST be completed within 5 calendar days from the date of award. The designer must keep in regular contact with us and we must be able to approve all designs with unlimited revisions until approved. We are not picky, I promise, but we do know what we want.
We have an immediate need for the design and creation of a new corporate website. We are a start up company and do not have a web presence at this time. We are a US-based technology services company. Website must utilize our existing logo and color scheme and must have a modern look and appeal. This site must not have a cookie cutter template look and feel like many out here provide. It must not look dated. We would like to look almost the same as www.covisint.com.
In regard to the header image, we do not want to go with stock photography. There is no Flash. We would like an image designed by you for the home page based on the attached image (not our property, just sent as an example). In the middle (the hub) should be the retailer, represented by a retail store. On the outside (the spokes), there should be ocean carrier (represented by a container ship), factory (represented by a factory), motor freight (represented by a tractor trailer) and a supplier (represented by a warehouse). Instead of a line connecting them, a chain should connect them. The image can be backfilled with an opaque globe, perhaps. For now, each page can use the same header image that you design. If all goes well, we'll likely contract with you later on to design unique images for the sub-pages.
As far as pages go, trying to emulate [url removed, login to view], the tabs should read:
Solutions, Services, Partners, About Us and Contact
Menu options under Solutions (drop down from the tab):
Home Furnishing Supply Chain
Multi-Industry Managed EDI
Logistics & Transportation
Drop Ship Management
Menu options under Services (drop down from the tab):
There are no drop downs under the other tabs, just a direct link by clicking on the tab.
The Contact page should have a quickie form that emails us. Standard name, Phone, Email, Company, Commment.
The home page needs a Username/Password login - maybe on the side or the top. We'll put our own code behind it.
Please incorporate our tagline "The link beyond your walls" near our logo.
Each page should have a side bar - I will let you know about images and such for that as soon as I have the first design from you.
In addition, we will need one page designed in the same theme that can be used as a basis for our web application which is accessed with a login from the home page. While you will design the page and the login section, we will plug in the code behind your design to actually perform the login.
In order for your bid to be considered, you MUST provide links to corporate sites that you have personally DESIGNED and BUILT. DO NOT point us toward template-built sites or Wordpress sites. Project will be awarded 24 hours from the time it is posted but could be closed and awarded at any time… Please give us a good reason to close it early and award it to you. It is expected that you will get started on this project right away and give us regular updates.
Again, you MUST be able to complete this project within 5 days of the acceptance of your winning bid and must provide daily updates on your progress.