Page 1: Homepage, most of the description below will be regarding the homepage.
Page 2: Information page - this page can be a FAQ (frequently asked questions page), About Us, or Sponsors page. Consistent layout and feel throughout is of utmost importance.
Here are our suggestions on the topline links (more than likely arranged horizontally) across the top in clean text.
Widgets located on homepage:
It would be nice to have some rotating high-quality images on the main page, but this is only a design suggestion. We're certainly open to other ideas. We don't want a blog style website, this is an informational site where people can go for information and content.
This beer festival will be all about education, fun, high-visibility and SIMPLE for ease of access to the content. Nothing should look cluttered. Web 2.0 designs are encouraged, but certainly not required.
The homepage should have easy to see Twitter, Facebook, Email sign up and ticketing widgets to get people to the most common places they'll want to access below the main content on the site.
We request no cartoon style images. We want high-quality, real people, and probably a lack of "beer splash" style graphics. We want people to envision themselves being at this festival.
The festival will take place April 14, 2012 and should be prominently displayed on the homepage, as well as the location of the event which is Fair Park. More specifically the Automobile building (website here: http://www.fairpark.org/index.php?o…cle&id=232
Please use modern true type fonts (no Times New Roman or other boring overused fonts).