We want you to design a search engine home page but we require it to be illustrated, very different to the typical blank page or basic photo seen in most search engines.
Collector.io needs a creative illustration to use as the background on the search / home page that clearly shows the user that this website is about antiques & collectibles. This design will also need to include some website elements.
We need the following in the design (refer to wireframe.jpg attached):
An AMAZING background illustration suitable for a website which clearly shows the user that the website is about collectibles. Creativity is important here!
The background concept is ultimately up to you however here are some basic themes that we have come up with (these are just possible ideas not guidelines):
i.) Many antique shops in one street
ii.) Many antiques and collectibles, maybe in a shop or a display
iii.) A vintage advertising sign, the search bar and slogan could be incorporated in this nicely
iv.) A label or big logo again this could incorporate the search bar and the slogan see ins-4.jpg and ins-6.jpg
v.) A collector looking through a magnifying glass similar design to ins-1.jpg
vi.) A collector with their collection
vii.) Something way more creative (?)
2. Search bar
See diagram - A search bar which contains a search input box, drop down list, search button and 2 radio buttons below the search input box. This needs to be positioned centrally on the page. This could work around your illustration or be a part of your illustration (needs to be obvious that it is a search bar and this is a search engine).
3. Menu link
See diagram - The word "Menu" with 3 horizontal lines stacked on top of one another. Positioned top right.
4. Site name "Collector.io"
We were thinking possibly positioned in the top left corner however put it wherever works best for your design.
This has 2 parts positioned wherever works best for your design.
i.) What do you collect?
ii.) With just one search discover antiques and collectibles selling on 9999 websites