Houston80s.com is a blog and entertainment company - daily, we blog - monthly, we throw 80s partys and bring in tribute bands for once a month concerts. We also book wedding bands, corporate functions and private parties, so the site should be professional yet fun, basically in the middle, not over the top in any one direction.
25-45. We're looking for those who remember the 80s and love them, or younger college kids who didn't have the chance to live the 80s, and want to see realistic 80s concerts by tribute bands such as TheCured.net and DepecheTribute.com
This is a 2 page design - one for the main page, and one for the interior content pages. I am, of course, only looking for a layered PSD, not a coded design.
The main page should be 2 or 3 column and have a poll, a place to register for a newsletter (this should be fairly dominate as one of the primary objectives of the site is to collect email addresses), a fairly dominate "Book a free party with us" ad which I could substitute for ads for upcoming big events as well, Ad spots - but it's important the ad spots flow with the site as to not interrupt the design.
Should have a spot for upcoming events. Also a spot for a Menu of sorts (where I can put the various categories) as well as "Recent posts". It should of course have a place to link to our twitter/facebook/rss feeds.
For our logo, please look at http://www.houston80s.com/media/ - if needed you can alter the shading/coloring of the logo to make it more appealing, I do not have any colors in mind for this, but it should be "80s" without being too disco/70s/feminine looking.
And finally, the bottom should have a place for links, similar to yoast.com where we can put our categories again, favorite other sites/venues/etc.
Design should also have a tag cloud (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_cloud) and search box.
Also, although this should mostly be a coding issue - SEO is a factor, Proper use of H1 headers, etc is important.