We have developed interactive wireframes in Axure to illustrate what we want in terms of layout.
We have a logo but we have no other visual identity. We really want a strong visual identity to emerge from this design contest.
What is FLEXIBLE: The grid, font sizes, image sizes, spacing, styling and 'boxes' (see the wireframes/layouts). The panels/boxes are mainly to indicate how items should be grouped eg the navigation items. Colour and font are flexible too obviously!
What is NOT flexible: The functionality, general placement of items in the layout. Please include ALL elements in the wireframes.
We have requested a category page design instead of a homepage design because these two pages will be very similar. We wanted to see how the expanded navigation would look on the category page which is why we chose it instead of the homepage.
Category page. Layout here: http://dev2.dprtmnt.com/99designs/?…ategories2
The main goal of this page is to help users browse for products using faceted navigation and the sort functionality. Please design for 3 levels of navigation.
Closest similar example of category page: https://svpply.com/shop/categories/…ccessories
Item window: Layout here: http://dev2.dprtmnt.com/99designs/?Page=Item2
The main goal of this page/window is to show users the details of a product, including a description, shipping information and which bloggers and magazines are talking about it. This will be shown in a lightbox style. Users can see previews of the next and previous items which they can click on to view details for those items.
Closest example of an item window: See item views on http://www.svpply.com and http://www.pinterest.com, also Google images on iPad.
Stores index page: Layout here: http://dev2.dprtmnt.com/99designs/?Page=Stores
The main goal of this page is to show users which stores have products indexed on our site and to show which stores are most 'talked about' by blogs and magazines. When a user hovers over the text 'X talking about' on the right, they will see a list of magazines and blogs talking about that store. There will be two links for each blog/mag:
1. The blog/mag name which links to their profile on The Third Row
2. View store which links to the post the blog/mag has written about the store, on the blog/mag site
Closest example of a stores index page: http://www.nuji.com/featured-people
Please use 1024 px width design and make the design flexible with a view to it being made responsive down the track, e.g. shrinking for tablet and expanding for larger screen sizes. You don't need to design the alternate sizes for us (although it certainly won't hurt), just create a design that will be easy to stretch in and out horizontally.