yourhostnow ran a web page contest and chose 4 winning designs they loved.
A full uncoded website design for StatStage.com
Desired Color Scheme:
Orange and Blue, possibly. But don't be limited to these colors.
Accepted File Formats:
.psd .ai .png .gif or any other editable files
StatStage.com is a project I am taking on. The website will offer a website statistic tracking service similar extreme tracking, and Google Analytics. This requires the following graphics to be made for use with this website. A logo, website & layout design, 4 graphs , and a very small button that will be placed on all of the websites using our service.
In summary, the following four elements will need to be designed.
* Website Design
* Graphs (2 bar graphs, a pie graph, and a line graph)
* 30x30 button
Here are more details...
The logo for StatStage may or may not include something having to do with a physical stage. I would like to see this attempted, but it is by no means required. If you use text effects in the logo, I'd like to see the text crisp and easy to read. If you go to the more simplistic side of logo design, make sure the design is still unique (see below examples). Think web 2.0, if that means anything to you.
Here are some examples of logos I like...
Logo - I like the O in counter.
Logo - Simplistic but unique
Logo - Good Design
Logo - Nice colors, and stat symbol in the eye
Along with the logo, I need a design for the layout of the website. All I need done is the PSD (or other file type) so no coding is needed. I'm not sure what specific format I like, but the homepage for the site may include the following...
* Login Box for members
* Registration graphical promotion of some sort
* Room for navigation links (home, register, demo, login, services, upgrade, FAQ
* Some kind of "How it works" thing, like on http://www.statcounter.com/
Be creative, think web 2.0, good use of colors, etc.
And I also need an extra page that will be used as a content page for the about us, and contact pages, and also a version fo the design that allows for graphs to be placed, and other statistical information.
Basically, I need four graphs made, as followed...
* Vertical Bar Graph
* Horizontal Bar Graph
* Pie Graph
* Line Graph
Pretty much self-explanatory I think. I need a design for each of those four, with a nice presentation. Here are some examples of graphs...
Line Graph by Alexa
Vertical Bar Graph
The above are links to the format of graphs you should be designing. Because I linked to them doesn't mean I like them from a designer's point of view, but they have the format of what I'm looking for.
I don't really know what to call it, but for an example of one, go to http://www.dnlodge.com. In the very footer of the page is a button that links to extreme tracking linking to my stats. I need this done for StatStage.
I would like you to try a few different colors, and designs with your submission, if possible. Here are the two sizes I would like to see them in.
* 30x30 pixels
* 15x15 pixels
The prizes will be awarded in four categories as followed:
* $250 - Website Design
* $100 - Logo
* $50 - Graphs
* $30 - Buttons
There may be up to four winners, but you may win in more than one catagory :)
If you have any questions please feel free to comment. I will also be giving feedback often on any revisions and submissions.
For the winner/s of this contest, I will keep your contact information so don't be surprised if I ask you for more [paid] work in the near future
Happy designing :]