We need a graphic designer to use when we are going to develop new Web sites.
In order to be fair and not have everyone spend a large amount of time on trying to be selected, we're asking that of four sample sites, each candidate select at least one to do a minimal mock-up redesign TO BE SUBMITTED WITH THEIR BID.
The selected designer will then be expected to deliver a true design for the home page of each of the examples.
PLEASE NOTE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS IN THE SMALL PRINT OF THE BID REQUEST, SO I'VE MOVED IT HERE BECAUSE NO ONE SEEMS TO BE PROVIDING WHAT IS REQUESTED.
'Minimal', above, means that the basic appearance will be in place in terms of layout and elements, but that this is a draft from which we will gauge your aesthetic, so don't concern yourself with a full complement of graphics or text... just enough to give us an idea of your concept.
The designer should have an understanding of the workings of each of the types of site, as these are the type we most typically do, and we don't want a design that battles with the technology used (read: we don't want to end up spending large amounts of time (re-)skinning a site because the design is hard to achieve using the site's technology).
The four types of sites are:
- static HTML site that uses CSS for positioning and presentation
- ecommerce site that uses HTML for positioning and CSS for presentation
- Joomla site (in this case, an HTML site to be redesigned as Joomla)
- Dynamic HTML site that uses CSS for positioning and presentation
*****The deliverable, both pre-selection and post-selection, is expected to be just a drawing. It can be adobe, paintshop pro, .jpg, .pdf. You are not expected to do any coding, nor to provide any CSS, etc.
Advice: Don't bore me