Front Page of [url removed, login to view] needs updated, simplifying graphic design concept.
File: [url removed, login to view] is snapshot of current home page design. This is the page to be modified.
Client finds this page has grown too busy. Wants to focus more on simplifying access, provide links to critical areas and providing simpler search interface
see [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view]
Concepts to test using a very simple page like this with some brief text to explain the site and LARGE SEARCH FIELD LIKE GOOGLE AND [url removed, login to view] and then links to the key element of the site, including the flash video, passions, RSS feeds..........
File: [url removed, login to view] is a snapshot of secondary pages (black theme). This design will remain the same.
File: [url removed, login to view] is a snapshot of secondary pages (blue theme). These will remain the same.
There is a similar gold theme which will also remain the same.
File: [url removed, login to view] is an example of the clean design from [url removed, login to view] that focuses the user on search, yet allows access to more items using the menu to the right.
Concept 3 of 3. Client would like multiple concepts from different designers for comparison.
Home page - Logo, phrase, short description. Enter now, link to video, more button, sign in.
When people get to the site, the concept must be clear immediately.
Similar to google home page (screenshot 1):
"Do it with Passion" - primary catch phrase possibly in "Featured Link / Message" area
Brief explanation of the site. maybe no more than the catch phrase.
More link that goes to the products page (which might include passions in categories)
Advanced Search, Preferences, Language Tools, Personalized Home not important.
Video, other aspects of the site. 3-4 links on the top similar to "Important Links". Text only...
Copyright should be retained.
Look at more Google products page for all passions (screenshot 2). http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/
Each passion might have an icon, title with link, short description. Click thru takes us to passions listing with all users matching that passion.