Design a Photographic business website with gallery.
The business generally shoots outdoor images of residential/commercial properties and outdoor events with a unique perspective. The website must be stylish, modern, elegant, creative, artistic, intuitive and scalable. Search engine friendly design is preferred. Keywords provided as needed. Website listings will also be required using a listing programs that I know u all have.
This should be a unique style of Photographers Website. There are few sites that provide a similar service in my country, (these will be supplied as baselines for the successful designer). I want this to have more impact than all of these for obvious reasons. Most websites I have found are either shoddy home made jobs and lack the wow factor i.e. Uninteresting. The aim is for the prospective customer to want to explore the whole site.
I have several examples of styles which are a good guide and will be provided to the successful designer.
All the content minus the photos at present are ready to go. Stock photos can be use initially to depict the imaging.
The site must be fast, no snooze factor….i.e long flash intros that makes the reader doze off. A 3-second grab your attention intro (if any) would suffice.
I will be using thumbnails and require an expanded view to relatively large nearly full screen web friendly resolution photos.
Company Logo has been designed and will be supplied.
Flash Intro (Maybe)
Home Page – Would include all contents
Content Sections: Photos to be displayed on all Pages….to keep the interest
-Home landing page links to all pages within the site.
-Themed Gallery (Provide a number of themes approximately 4 – 6 with photos in the gallery; this should be scalable to design to easily add more themes and pictures). Must be able to provide slide shows or individual photos. This should cater for looping music that can be turned on and off.
-About the Services Offered (with a breakdown of types available)
-Applications for the services offered
-Events and Exhibitions
-Contact and Quote Page
Other pages may exist but they are simple pages like above.
-Provide examples that show your creativity and ability to fore fill these requirements or better.
I should be able to freely ad/update text/photos by a user friendly interface. Whilst a good photographer, I am not a good web designer/maintainer, so essentially I want to log in to a basic user interface and be able to upload new thumbnails and large images. The only other information I see myself updating at this point is text, i.e a Specials Page.
Little nice features such as a little favourite’s icon would be great too. This could be the company logo or an actual photo.
The successful bidder will most probably receive additional work maintaining the site when major updates are required.