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Warm, Friendly design required for woodworking company

Flourysh needed a new web page design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 16 designs submitted by 7 freelance designers.

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Summary

Warm, inviting, creative design required for successful woodworking machinery company. Design needs to stand out from the competition

Company name

Donald Fuchs

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

The necessary photos and logos can be downloaded over here: http://www.jws.co.za/client/donaldfuchs.zip

Donald Fuchs sells a wide range of imported woodwork machinery.  They require a warm and friendly website to promote their machinery that is for sale.The overall look and feel should convey warmth, personal touch and professionalism.The colour scheme should match the logo and use other warm colours.  Photos of people can also be included in the design.

The design must also include pictures of the available machinery (samples contained in the zip file)

Menus
The site has two menus:

Main Menu:
- Home
- Equipment
- Specials
- 2nd Hand Machinery
- About Us
- Service & Support
- Search
- Latest News
- Contact Us
Context sensitive left hand menu.

The left hand menu will change depending on what page the person is on.  Eg if a visitor is on a products page, it will list the relevant categories related to the product:
- Drilling
- Joining
- Optimisers
- Sanding
- Table Saws
- Band Resaws
- Circular Saws
- Panel Saws
- Band Saws
- Edge Banders
- Lathes
- Rip Saws
- Planers
- Boring
- CuttersOn the homepage, the left hand context menu should contain:
- Search box- Browse by Manufacturer drop down (see http://www.stilesmachinery.com/Default.aspx)- Browse by Task Application (see http://www.stilesmachinery.com/Default.aspx)
Home Page (see http://www.stilesmachinery.com/Default.aspx for a clean layout):
- Short welcome/introduction paragraph
- Welcome image or photo - at a later stage (NOT part of this contest) this image will be changed to a flash animiation.
- Promote 4 x products with images and titles for each product.  These products will change periodically. (images are product 1.tiff, product 2.tiff, product 3.tiff, product 4.tiff)
- Latest News (2 Titles plus 2 teasers)
- Search box- Browse by Manufacturer drop down (see http://www.stilesmachinery.com/Default.aspx)- Browse by Task Application (see http://www.stilesmachinery.com/Default.aspx)
- Sign up for Newsletter box
- Block containing 'Specials' - this block will contain the title of 4 machines
- Block containing 'History' items - this block will contain rotating images and should have the title : 'History'. History images are labeled history 1.tiff and history 2.tiff
- Star/label/'sticker' which says 'See the machines in action!' this will link to a video page.Other websites in the same industry for your reference:
- http://www.homag.de/cms/ (needs - clearer larger fonts, better spacing as the flash photos seem to be 'floating' in the middle, better navigation, add 'warmth' and personal touch to the site)
- http://www.altendorf.com.au/http://…index.html
- http://www.stilesmachinery.com/Default.aspx (nice clean layout)
- Various general woodworking istockphotos have been included in the zip file. Feel free to look for other photos (let me know which ones you need and we will buy them)

Wants

- Warm
- Friendly
- professional
- personal touch
- large crystal clear photos
- maybe a retro feel (will leave it up to you to decide)
- pictures of happy people
- include photos of the machinery in the design
- maybe include other wood type photos - eg wooden doors, staircase, tools

Don't want

- dark site
- clinical look and feel

Custom package

US$400

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