Im currently a one man band working out of Melbourne Australia with a couple of casual coder mates helping out. We are building the next BIG thing on the net.
ReViewDoo (pronounced: review-doo, think VooDoo!) is a user generated video sharing website. Our point of difference is that the videos are NOT random clips of dogs running into windows or fat dancing teenagers (As funny as that is :) The videos are ALL Reviews filmed, uploaded and shared by real people from all over the world.
Our vision is one where anyone wanting to find out what others think of a particular product or service (A Review) can simply crawl the search engines or come to us direct, locate the particular review they want and then meet their need for information.
Simple. Video is a much more powerful medium. I dont know anyone that wouldnt want to "See" and "Hear" the product or service instead of reading about it. Imagine your best friend just got back from holiday, you would much rather see the photos or watch the film captured instead of reading about it on some email.
The other unique thing about video is that creating a fake review is much harder. The web is filled with fake textual reviews. But with video you can actually see and hear the product/service or its end result on your screen instead of just reading about it and hoping the review is real.
Old, young, male, female, black, white or purple...Anyone who is connected to the net :)
Im looking for a makeover of the current website. It has had this done twice in the past but the guys that did it where not designers and so id like to give it a fresh new look.
The website has to have a web 2.0 look about it. It must be clean, easy to navigate and the videos should stand out. Sharing buttons need to be incorporated so that users can share the videos on the site.
The current site has links to pages down the bottom and sign in, register and upload links up the top which are all required. There will also be a feature called "Request A Review" this feature must be displayed on main pages. The feature allows users to request that other users upload a review for them. I had in mind a scrolling bar of sorts which displays all the current requests for users to see and a section for people to click of they would like to request their own review. I would prefer this feature on the right hand side
My coder is requesting a 960px layout.
We are keeping the current logo but please do feel free to change its size and positioning.
Other than that id like you guys to be as creative as you can.
*NOTE* I have added some original copies of homepage template ideas, i didnt mind them i just thought they where missing something and the color scheme was all wrong. And there are also 2 logo files.
Home Page - can be seen here http://www.reviewdoo.com/
Viewing Page - can be seen here http://www.reviewdoo.com/review.php?id=53
Use your web knowledge to build these pages and understand that the viewing page is a page where users have selected a certain type of review that they would like to watch and that they would then like to possibly watch other reviews or seek out other information regarding the review.
This page must have a section directly under the video being watched where they can see a weblink that the uploader has posted. This link could be to the uploaders website, an affiliate site or totally seperate site.
And the home page must show the user who we are, what we do and what we are offering. They must have a clear idea of what the site does for them from the second it loads up. For the beginning i will be uploading a "What is reviewdoo" video on the home page and this will be the main video and should have its own section similar to the current website.
Both pages must have a large enough and easy to see search bar and both pages must be able to display ads for the future, im not too fussed for the beginning but please keep this in mind.
Both pages must also display a categories section with easy to view sub categories.
Im not fussed with colors and dont have anything in particulare in mind so be creative.