Our site needs to blend simplicity with Web 2.0 elegance. Follow modern design approaches, but don't overdo it. Our product and service should not be lost in the beauty.
Incorporate our logo (attached) - color scheme will be orange in the logo and light gray as in our logo. Subtle gradients, as seen throughout the Internet. Don't let the black background in the logo fool you - black will be the background for the header as described below, but we don't want a dark site.
Should be easily converted to CSS/HTML. Your design will be handed off to our programmer for conversion.
Dimensions: 960 pixels wide. For columns (see below) use typical grid widths - see 960.gs
File format: Photoshop. Please use layers, and use layer grouping as makes sense. (group tabs, text, etc)
Feel free to use photos or other assets, but DO NOT STEAL. You will inform us of any licensed assets used.
Please don't download a template and try to sell it back to us. That's stealing. This contest is being monitored by an experienced web developer and programmer, so you'll be found out, and reported.
Please remember our industry. We don't need a generic auto design - we're not a generic auto shop, but something different. Try to include a transmission in your design, and remember we only service automatic transmissions, so anything featuring a stick gear shift doesn't fit.