Seeking a new homepage look for JazzRadio.com - it's a multi-channel Internet radio service that hasn't launched yet.
I am looking for just the homepage (1 page) as a final deliverable.
I do not have a logo for this project yet, so whatever you want to make in the process will be considered. At the end of the day I will not be picky about the logo at all, it's not a logo contest. I am looking for the rest of the site to be good.
Please please please - do *not* make the design look or feel like a blog. There is a "wireframe" graphic link below, but just because it has sections, doesn't mean the design has to look blocky. Point is, please don't make it look like just blocks stacked, and don't make it look like it's a typical blog.
Here's an example of a CD cover to give you some direction: http://www.ancient-future.com/image…ck_cvr.jpg
While I am not implying you have to make the site red at all, it just goes to show I am looking for an artistic approach to the site. It should draw you in, a little bit like a painting or story. Not just a few stock images in 4 corners (I don't call such designs if that's all that one does). Thanks!
Target audience is Jazz music fans, streaming media consumers. Whatever that means.
Please keep in mind that this is *not* a hobby site. Don't make it cute, amateurish, fuzzy, funky, or something of that sort. The site will serve thousands of listeners daily, have some advertising, and subscription services. So it needs a certain level of sophistication to it to imply it's a serious outfit.
I don't yet know what colors I want. I'll only consider black background designs initially only if they have considerable color contrast on the foreground. So please no black on black, or grey on grey stuff. Definitely looking for at least some colors. Otherwise no preferences yet until I see some designs.
I just need the photoshop files as deliverables for the winner.
PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING OUTLINE:
The link above pretty much describes what kind of layout I am looking for in general. Feel free to tweak, but probably not a good idea to deviate completely away from it.
To recap what's in that image, and to elaborate:
- JAZZRADIO.com logo on top (mind the capitalization like that)
-Tagline is: "enjoy great jazz music" (lower case)
-Something visual below to make the page look good, image or images.
-Three columns of channels, please refer to the image for channel names and columns. Please note that the main JazzRadio channel is first and above others.
-Each channel should have an image, most likely a related photo, associated with it. It is a *requirement* that you select all images for all channels, as this serves as a big part of the visual resonance with the end user.
- Each channel has a name that is a clickable link, and a 8-12 word description below. See example on image.
-The other sections are self-explanatory from the image.
Feel free to use icons/photos from iStockPhoto or other stock photo site that you prefer, & please don't feel obligated to purchase them.
Most of these will offer a temp with a watermark on it. I can pay for them later or reimburse for winning design. I will understand if there are watermarks submitted with the design.
Thanks and good luck!