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Programmer needs WP graphic header for ugly (but improving) site

itools needed a new other design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 62 designs submitted by 15 freelance designers.

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How itools started their other graphic design journey

Company name

mail-list.com

Overview

I'm a programmer and I need your help in making my Website look as good as my software runs. It's a Wordpress site, and I'm replacing my existing Squarespace site. I've made a lot of progress in this version, but I still need to nail down some visuals and details.

I plan on guaranteeing this contest as soon as I see at least one good design.

I hope you will consider taking up the challenge to help this design challenged programmer make his web site look better.

Thanks and good luck !

mark

p.s. Let me know if I'm leaving something out that you need.

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

My Web site is http://listserve-hosting.com, and it runs email discussion groups for like minded people. Like a web forum or Google Groups, except it's via email. An improved version of my home page is in beta at http://listserve-hosting.com/home-page-test/

The target audience is organizations with dues paying members. For example, some of my lists are for nurses, or dieticians, or medical claim processors that want to ask questions in their specialized area.

The image I'd like to convey is FUN. That is, my software has solved the typical frustrations of an old fashioned listserv, and even non technical people can use it. And have fun communicating with like minded people in their group.

I doubt that you have much respect for design feedback from programmers, so I will be inviting some of my clients to join in and help me guide you to victory. Since they are the target audience, their opinions should rule.

Requirements

I need a simple rectangular graphic. This graphic goes into my Wordpress site, and my existing header size is 996 x 204.

My Thesis Wordpress theme says the optimal header image width is 1064 pixels.

For the height, shorter is better than taller in my opinion. However, I do need to get my message across, and I'm guessing proportion is important, and there are probably rules of thumb on this.

I'm confused on this, so I'm going to defer to your judgment on width and height.

My web site colors are

Dark Blue = 0e3c70
Light Blue = 37689f
Orange = ff7800
Grey = d2d2d2

So you can use any or all of those colors.

Needs to include the word - mail-list®
also known as mail-list<sub>&reg;</sub> in HTML lingo

Needs to include the email guy running logo, which I have in EPS and PSD formats.

I need to have the words

mail-list® specializes in supporting constructive online conversations

in the graphic. The typography is critical I have learned, as you can see from the examples I have included.

Since my phrase has mail-list® in it, that should suffice, but if you work in in some place else, that might be good.

Not sure if I want to capitalize the words or not

mail-list® Specializes In Supporting Constructive Online Conversations

I do not want to capitalize mail-list®

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