This is an eCommerce site with over 1000 different products!!!
I have attached layout sheets for the category and product pages.Feel free to make suggestions or use your creativity to diverge from the layout, but keep in mind it needs to retain all of the features.
It is very important the category menu and header are of the highest quality. The header must be exciting and eye-catching. The categories menu must be integrated with the rest of the site but still very easy to read. Use colours that are contained in our logo or compliment our logo. The entire site is to be based on the 960 grid.
If you are just going to submit one page to start. Begin with the product page.
The design sheet shows a 3 column layout. If you want, you can use a 2 column layout without issue!
We currently have over 1000 different products, so this will be the most viewed type of page on the site. It needs to be modular and memorable.
Fill the page with data and text from our old website. Use the photograph and information from http://hobbyunicorn.com.au/products…arger.html
Using the widget template, mock-up a featured product, and a related product. Choose a random other product listed on my website.
Make a badge that states "100% Satisfaction Guarantee"
Make a catchy and readable design for each information panel. These are the boxes titled "Description" and "Specification and Dimensions" Fill each panel with text from the product specified above.
Add the design elements to the sample shopping cart widget.
Use your creativity here, the logo will go in the top left and a search bar in the top right, but otherwise, make something sleek and edgy, maybe use the unicorn mane for a header, or use a web2.0 gradient or even a solid block, make the design memorable.
Categories -Have an accordian style menue with categories on the left. Use a font and background that is modern, but most importantly READABLE
Featured Product Banner -
Will be centered around the middle slideshow. Mock up one design promoting an "Align Trex 700E Helicopter" This will not be used in the final site, so hunt around for a stock photograph. The winning designer has an opportunity to design multiple frames like this and other banners for the website.
Featured Categories -
Mock up two, using categories and products sourced from my site. Use the format supplied and make the boxes fit the theme of the rest of the design.
Design a multipurpose widget box suitable for newsletter signups, featured products, suggested products or other e-commerce widgets. Pick one only for the moment
Solid colour or minimalist texture only
Footer - Design a cool dark footer.
This is the page users will see when they select a category. My template includes dummy data from another store, copy any product data from my website.
Everything on this page is the same feel as the rest of the website, just integrate the two styles of category view so everything is streamlined
Ensure all products are spaced properly, not too close, not too far.
I hope I have provided all the information designers need to complete the design. I will be providing feedback and comments throughout the process, if you have any questions, please message me.