Xanthas got their new web page design by running a design contest:
Design Contest - Top Site - $500 Prize!
Check out Xanthas's Web page design contest…
Design for a top site website for online, browser based games. Read Complete Brief for more information.
What's your vision?
Accepted File Formats: zip, rar, psd, esp, etc Design Description Design for a top site website for online, browser based games. Design Requirements Coding: None - I will be using a professional service to code the image. Pages: 2 - Main & Content Template Alignment: Would like to see all entries centered (horizontal) on the background. Width: ~850px Logo: Logo is provided as an attachment. PSD has a transparent background. Main Border: I'd prefer to see no border or a very thin one. If a designer can come up with some good, however, I may change my mind on this. By no border, I mean if the design is 850px wide, pixel 1-850 are useable for content (no margin) Columns: 2 or 3 - 1 column should be able to hold a 160px wide skyscraper advert Background Color: This must be a darker color (000000, 222222, 292929, etc). Fonts: Use crisp/clean fonts. Text Size: ~12-14px Text Color: Designers choice. However, I don't want to see a rainbow of colors on the design. Graphics: Designers choice. I don't want a lot or large graphics. I know some designers are great at incorporating little icons... Nav Bar Placement: I would prefer it to be a horizontal bar, aligned left or right. If you make a vertical one, it better be good. Nav Bar Links/Images: Home Join Login Contact Advertise Header Size: The header height should not be more than ~250px. Header Adverts: There needs to be room for at least a 468x60 banner and a 468x15 text link. Content Area: 1 column will contain adverts & specific site content. the useable area of that column should be 160px-180px wide. The other column will contain site content. Footer Size: I don't want the footer area to be larger than 60px high. I need room for at least 3 rows of text. Logo: Download the PSD HERE. Design Examples: Designs I like. Some designs are CMS skins. Oh well. I still like them. http://www.gamesites200.com - Popular top site - A little plain but I still like http://www.top100arcades.com - I don't like the colors, but the design is along the lines of what I want. http://www.inserit.com - Awesome design. Colors are cool, but I want a dark background. http://www.spicysalsa.net - Like the colors. http://www.topwebames.com - Like the colors/layout (dont like how the header area though) http://apexwebgaming.com - Great content. Our website will have similar contet. http://bluewolf72.com - Great site. Great content. Great layout. Design Delivery: Upon receipt of payment, I require: - Delivery via compressed file (zip/rar) containing all work related to the design, via email and/or direct download. - The winning entry to be delivered in PSD format with layers, styles, and other effects still in tact. - All images associated with the winning design. - All fonts associated with the winning design. (if non standard and free) - All paid fonts associated with the winning design. (if applicable) Things I Do Not Want To See: - large fonts in images - waste of space: there will be a significant amount of site content and/or adverts that could be placed in wasted space - low quality designs Things I Would Like To See: - Creativity - Good use of space - i'll add to this when things come to mind Note: Feel free to ask questions. If you want to do the design in sections, then submit, go for it. Disclaimer: I reserve the right to end this contest early, for whatever reasons. This includes declaring a winner early.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Web page design starts at $799.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their web page design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Xanthas collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
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