I currently have a party supply site up and running, [url removed, login to view] . I created it using FrontPage. I am in the process of getting the final cut done on a new logo, see [url removed, login to view] .
I want to redesign the site so that it is more professional looking, *yet* _very_ festive with bright colors etc. without looking cheap and gaudy! Basically, my site is a front-end to one of two vendors that do all the order fulfillment. Currently, I have click-throughs on the index page, though I want to categorize the merchandise on separate pages by merchandise type, i.e. theme parties, luaus, anniversaries, balloons, pinatas, party ideas, etc. The customer then one click on a product picture which would open a new window to the supply vendors site/product.
The colors that I am using in my logo are red - ff0000, blue - 082ecb, yellow - fafb46, green - 60c659 and orange - fca311.
There are two vendor sites that my site will link through to, and there is a huge selection of products.
So I have tried to break them down...borrowed much of my ideas from [url removed, login to view]
Here is how I think the site breaks down to individual pages/menu items:
*Party Events (Hover over will reveal two selections Kid's Theme Parties & Other Themes)
*Balloons & Streamers
*Favors & Prizes
*Crafts & Activities
*Toys & Gifts
Now let's talk about the pages. For the main page I was thinking along the line of the Tide home page ([url removed, login to view]) which is _very_ colorful. The main page has small paragraphs introducing the particular interest, maybe just 5 or 6, i.e. theme parties, balloons, etc. Rather than have the menu buttons across the top as Tide does, mine should probably be along the side.
Now as far as the specific pages goes, I like how [url removed, login to view] has a festive look with about 6 featured items and a scrollable selection box with all the available products for that category.
I would like to keep the pages 'short' so the information appears 'above the fold' when the user views the site.
HTML, Java or mixture of both acceptable.
2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) Complete ownership and distribution copyrights to all work purchased.
4) Must be editable so I can maintain code when I need to update the products advertised.
Internet Explorer, Netscape (cross platform for either type of browser)