Our goal is to create a very visual experience that matches the tone of the music by RileyGrace.com.
We have attached two mockup pages (using balsamiq) of the homepage we want designed, one with a two column layout and another with a three column layout. Either layout will work for us so whichever you prefer we will carefully consider, but please keep to the guidelines of one of the two layouts.
The winning design will have the following elements
- Graphic design elements (background images, icons, headers, etc.) similar to sites like:
-Shouldn't be gothic or halloweeny, but more castles and velvet curtains. The point is to give mystery and sexiness to the artists, not scare them away.
***This is where we would like you to be creative and really use your expertise to make the page stand out. Attached are some photos of the artist along with a sample header banner (you don't have to use these if you don't want)
- Dark color tone overall with good use of accented colors. think deep velvet colors like burgundy, deep green, etc.
-Good use of gradients, textures and glossy affects
-Careful consideration of spacing to make the page light and not feel overwhelming to the user
-Sparing use of FLASH.
The audio player on the homepage uses JW FLV Player but we would like it to really stand out and have a creative theme that works with the rest of the page. Look at http://www.purevolume.com/seabird audio player for an example