This project is for a home landing page that will later be turned into a full fledge site.
Our colors are: Dark blue (#0b1a35), light gray(#f1f1f1) and orange (#ff7600) (See the logo example here - https://www.dropbox.com/s/0kmzek9w9…w_1.4.png)
To get a feel of the style or theme we want to have created, you can look at this site because we absolutely love it site http://MikeRayburn.com. We wish we would have created it first (smile). Mike is our friend and we want to borrow from the look and feel of his site without creating a direct copy of his site.
This landing page must incorporate a clean, crisp design that is both powerful and impactful. The site is for Manley Feinberg and he is an adventure speaker who uses climbing to teach what he calls vertical lessons.
The style of the site should be a full width slider at the top that takes up 90-92% of the "Above the fold" portion of the page. The other 8-10% of the "Above the fold" visible section of the page should display the top of three boxes (we call them portals) so that just the title of the box shows. On the sample site we mentioned earlier (http://MikeRayburn.com) this would be the "Thought Leader", "Keynote Artist" and "Entertainer" titles for Mike's three boxes. The main content area will appear below the fold.
Below the fold we would like to see three portals (boxes or sections) that have the following titles "Adventure Speaker", "Climbing Expert" and "Communication Coach". Please use some graphical clue that the boxes can be clicked. For example, on http://www.MikeRayburn.com, the box titles have ">>" at the end of the title to tell the visitor they can click the title to learn more. Please don't use this same image, but instead find a way to communicate that the boxes can be clicked.
Fonts: We don't have a specific font in mind though the current logo uses a font with clean lines and any fonts used on the layout should be Google friendly.
Font Color: Where ever black text would normally be used, use a dark gray text color instead.
Header area: We want the header areas to be dark blue so the design of the site needs a header area with the full width slider appearing below the header design. Optional header idea - We thought it might be cool to incorporate an image Manley took himself into the header and footer. For example, the following images may be somehow incorporated: