The website is used for reporting news, articles, photos and videos around European music contest called Eurosong. The site is aimed at Slovenian people and will be only in Slovenian language. Eurosong (http://www.eurovision.tv) is a TV music show happening once a year in Europe. All European countries compete for the first price. Each country has one performer in the final show. There are several local pre-contest happening in each European country, where winners of local contest compete in the final show. The website I am building (renewing) is dedicated for reporting news, articles, photos and videos from these local and main contest.
I want three page layouts:
1. landing page layout which is kind of cover page of typical news/blogging page
2. article page layout, where each article is presented
3. and another static page for information like legal, terms and conditions and similar static pages
1. LANDING PAGE LAYOUT
Landing page should look like typical news page where different content is displayed. The landing page should have special attention as is the page which will be visited mostly. The landing page will also be "alive" where a lot of dynamic content will be present.
In the landing page I want to have several different sections which would be visible to user. These sections should be sorted by priority. Sections are:
- Top news section
- Other news section
- Quick news section
- Latest Photos/videos
- Pools section
- social section (Twitter and Facebook comments)
- Latest comments section
- breaking news ticker
Top news section:
We would like top news section to have 1 BIG photo for every news in this section, news title and short news summary. This section is the main thing on the landing page. Could be designed so that top news switch in animated fashion or something similar. Editor will select which news will appear in this section. This section will include 3 selected news to be included in this section.
Other news section:
Is another news section displayed on landing page. In this section news are present with a picture and news title only. Preferable would also be that there is a marker at every news to be visibly seen to in which category news was posted (category color marker, category icon or category name). Editor will pick few news which will be displayed in this section (at minimum 3 news are required, but preferable more. Upper limit depends on your design layout).
Quick news section:
These are short news or unconfirmed "rumors" that get published quickly. Landing page should include section to display somwhere between 3-6 quick news (rumors). Each rumor is published by small photo thumbnail and short text. No title, no long text. Just photo + short text!
This section should have a list of latest photos/videos. In similar fashion like in 'Other news section".
There should be a section for the latest pool vote, with a link to other pools.
There should be two sections with updates from Twitter and Facebook social networks, and another section with latest user comments on articles.
Breaking news section
Breaking news section is a small but very visible section somewhere between main menu and top news section. Should be just a ticker line of text representing braking news. This will not be always visible, only if editor decides!
Each article, photo gallery or video gallery will belong to one of the available categories. There will be 5 different categories which should be linked in main menu somewhere on top of the page. The menu should have following sections (in Slovenian language):
- NASLOVNICA (cover page)
- NOVICE (category)
- MISIJA EVROVIZIJA (category)
- GLASBA & ZABAVA (category)
- FESTIVALI (category)
- ZGODOVINA (category)
- O NAS (drop down menu for static pages)
2. ARTICLE NEWS LAYOUT
This layout is standard article page layout. Each article consists of:
- news title: title of the article
- news summary: short summary of the article
- news body: news body can consist of text, tables and inline photos
- photo or video gallery: every news article can have 1 photo gallery or video gallery which is displayed bellow the news body
- user comments
- social media: like, share, ... buttons
- article rating (stars)
3. STATIC NEWS LAYOUT
This one is used for couple of static pages that will be used on the site. Can be similar to 2. ARTICLE NEWS LAYOUT.
4. BANNERS PLACEHOLDERS
The client wish is also that all three layouts are suitable for placing three standard banners (only if needed). Design it self must be easily modified so that banner is inserted if needed. There is wish for 3 kind of banners:
- leaderboard: 728 x 90
- square: 336 x 280 or 300 x 250
- skyscraper: 160x600