We currently run the triathlon event website, http://www.TriFind.com. Our current site does a great job helping triathletes find race events close to them. TriFind.com lists all types of events for professionals, beginners, men, women, and children. We are creating a new companion site to TriFind.com that is just focused on events for kids.
We want to portray a fun, active personality that encourages outdoor event participation.
As owners of the site, we make our money from banner ads. We have specific areas of the page that will need to be reserved for ads. The ad space is important, but I don't want it to distract too much from the core information that the users are on the site to read. Users will come to our site looking for easy access to information about kids triathlon events in their area. The main content they are looking for needs to be top priority and stand out above the other elements on the page
We don't have a logo yet. I am not asking you to design a logo for this project, all I need is the name of the site in a font/color that look good with your design.
Although our site is focused on kids triathlons, our typical users will not be children, but will be parents looking for events for their kids to do. Most likely the parents are also active triathletes. We want the site to have a youthful feel to it, but it is important to remember that it is adults who will actually be using it.
I have created a rough mockup of the site for you to preview here http://bit.ly/3GKWqE
•All of the page elements shown in the mock should remain in their relative positions. I don’t want square table design; this is just to illustrate important areas of the page.
•Be creative, a non-boxy layout like http://www.clifbarstore.com would be cool.
•The page should be designed to be 1,000px wide, center aligned, and a background can be used to fill 100% width.
Navigation: Include the following links: Home, Race Calendars, Blog, Forum, Kids Triathlon Gear, My Races, Login/Register/Logout
Images: I have a few images of kids doing triathlons that you can use (not required). They can be found here: http://bit.ly/3u3eBR
The main content area will show info about a race event. Here is an example of one of the races that will be on this site: http://bit.ly/t6BI1
I am just providing this for a sample of the data that needs to be displayed.
We want to draw attention to additional actions the user can take. These should be made into image buttons that will be used as links.
o “I’m Doing It!” Save to “My Races”
o Are your friends doing this race? Connect with Facebook to find out.
o Print Race Details
o Print a Race Day Checklist
o Find other races in <State> (ie Florida)
o Get a Customized Training Plan from a Coach
o Rent a Wetsuit