The Home page should briefly introduce ourselves as a local information website for the Whakatane region. Our aim is to keep our site easy to use and navigate around.
Id like as much info to be seen on the screen directly in front rather than having to scroll down to find info. The important page listings such as Accommodation, Activities, Food & Drink, Shop, Services & Essential info need to stand out.
The news page, events page, competition page and promo video are all available via the feature panel on the right of the screen as these are important pages that we want users to be aware of. The weather report below them should only be added if there is room (otherwise it can go on the 'essential info' page)
I dont want the home page to be too busy. Id also like it to be even with no 'blank spaces' available so if needed we can add more text. The idea of the home page is to welcome users and help them to navigate their way to the information they are after without making things too difficult to find.
The customer page is available for business who want to advertise on the website. Id like to keep the same template as the current site ie 1 main image, contact dteails with logo, bullet points, space for up to 100 words and 5 captioned images with map. A 'more info' page and photo gallery is also available for those who want to show off more content.
The idea is to show off the important stuff first and make it easy for users to find all the info they need. eg tel, logos, images, business hours, links etc... and of course the services and products the business offers.