See the car sharing link below to get an idea of how the webpage will function.
We want you to design a visual environment for Suze's miniature buildings, in a style that fits Suze's aesthetic, that will work with the concept of the viewer (bicyclist icon) moving along the street and looking at the buildings. We also want you to design small graphics for popups and animations, and the icon for the viewer. We have found a site where we can download an animated gif of the french flag, so don't worry about animation. We'll figure it out of you can come up with a great design.
I have uploaded psds of all the buildings. These will need to be included on the page, and incorporated into the environment of the street scene. (They will probably need to be smaller than the images I have uploaded, to fit the scene.) Each building will link to a detail page where the visitor can see more details about the building. The "Toulouse" building is one where we do not have a full front shot yet, so I have uploaded a placeholder image which we will later replace with a full shot of the building.
The most important buildings to feature are the Bidaine and the Vendome, followed by the Chocolate Shop and Wine Shop. The rest can fit in wherever looks best. The name of each building is part of the filename, and some buildings have 2-3 choices of angles (choose one that best fits your design). The whole effect should be as elegant, yet old-looking, as possible.
The more Parisian architectural landmarks you can include in the background and scenery, the better. (This does not have to be geographically accurate as far as where they are located in relation to each other!).
Possible visual elements:
Air France airplane
Hot air balloon
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Seine river with barge
Pont Alexandre III bridge (shown in YouTube video)
Side streets and alleys are great. It would be nice if not all the buildings were strung out in a straight line, but a few of them were visible on side streets or alleys.
The Eiffel tower, French flag and cobblestone streets are essential. We need an icon for the webpage visitor, probably a French man on a bicycle with a beret, red and white striped shirt, bread and wine in a basket on the back of the bicycle.
The town/buildings/street should be old and weathered, not clean and cartoon-y like the car sharing page.
The logo should link to the home page, and probably be located in the top left corner to be consistent with the rest of the site. The logo will need some sort of "Back to the main site" titling so people will know how to get out once they're done.