=What your website does and target audience=
Our website allows people to create posts asking others for donations. Our target audience is generally individuals seeking a charity-like assistance during difficult times.
=What ideas do you have for the style/theme of your website design?=
Our goal is to give the site a more charity and legitimate feeling. We want to convey the look that we're a professional organization that is here to help people. We'd also like to see a design that looks sleek and modern as well. I would also like to give the site a more artsy feel.
When people come to BegsList, we want them to feel like this is a place where they can get help. The current site does a so-so job at doing that.
=Is there anything that should be avoided?=
Even though our site is a cyberbegging site, we don't want to take any inspiration from our competitors. A lot of them run sites that don't look great, and we really want to go more in the "charity," legitimate direction than the "cyberbegging," unprofessional direction. Most of our competitors have an "old school" and outdated design that looks like their sites were created over a decade ago.
Examples of bad sites include:
We want a more updated looking website.
We like the fact that when you enter some of our "inspired sites" above, you feel like they're there to help people. At BegsList, our goal is to help individuals in their time of need. So conveying that to the user is very important to us.
Also, here is our sample photo containing the site elements we would like you to include in your design -> http://begslist.org/begslist-photo.jpg
Please note that the screenshot contains some additional elements from a newer version of BegsList.org than what you see on our current website, so please make sure to look primarily at the screenshot and include all of those elements. Some of them might be missing on the home page.