ok if you have a look at our website
[url removed, login to view] you can see that we are a property portal specializing in rented property in the UK.
When we designed this home page the brief to the designers was to make look and feel a bit like apple macs website and design style.
Since then apple has moved on and has a cooler new design.
So we are thinking of upgrading/modernising our look again.
So project is this:
redesign our home page in the look and design style of the current [url removed, login to view] design style trying to retain our branding and colour scheme but upgrading it.
So things we like:
the new single navigation bar at the top-
the "reflection" idea that they use on pictures
neat little boxes almost like a blank white canvas with cool little banner ads all over
subtely giving boxes and bars a 3d impression
(if you own a mac you'll know what I'm on about- its just cool/lovely design)
Ideas is probably to ask 2 or 3 people to have a go at this and whoever does the best job we will probably ask to expand the project to redesign of the layout of most of the site pages (eg property lists and property particulars etc)
Ok so we need to keep all of the basic elements that exist on the page at the moment but feel free to change sizes and emphasis if you think it improves usability and look and feel
for example one thing we think may help usability is to increase size/ improve design of search box ( see [url removed, login to view] or tp://[url removed, login to view])