The design must be clear and crisp. Web 2.0 style - use of large text and prominent buttons - with overall theme portraying a professional, secure, expert organisation.
Ensure the design works at 1024 pixels wide with no horizontal scrolling. This means that no part of your design should be wider than 980 pixels to account for scrollbars and other browser UI elements.
Navigation must be consistent in behaviour across all pages and should be in the same place on all pages and not move around from page to page.
Post design this will be converted into either Joomla or Wordpress theme so keep that in mind.
NO STOCK PHOTOS OF PEOPLE: Do not use stock photography of people (esp tacky pictures of smiling people in suits shaking hands etc.)
Do not make a layout that is fixed to a specific pixel perfect size. In
general the layout should be able to extend vertically indefinitely.
Do not use Flash/Java/Silverlight. The design must be able to be rendered satisfactorily in a standard browser so as to maximise audience reach.
Our logo is included and should be placed on the page where you see fit