We're a cutting edge company that does home energy audits for American homes. We need your help and design work to help us not only educate the public as to what we do... but also to build enough credibility in website visitors to allow us to come to their home and give them a home energy audit. This will help them save energy and stop wasting the large amount of energy that most homes do.
WHY SHOULD YOU SUBMIT?
1) All contest entries will receive feedback and starred ratings.
2) Contest will be guaranteed as soon as it's eligible
3) I have a proven track record of paying winners at 99designs.com on time and without hassle.
HOW CAN YOU WIN?
Good question. We have several required elements and some design elements we're leaving up to your creativity. First, the address of the current website is: http://www.useci.com. It's just a placeholder - you'll see it's not very functional, but it will give you an idea of what we do. The only thing we enjoy about the site is the current logo and the color palette because it conveys the idea that we're an environmentally conscious company.
Homeowners are our primary audience and target market.
SPECIAL BONUS WINNING TIP
We LOVE this design and the closer to it you can get while still maintaining the above elements, the better chance you have in winning:
Here are some other designs that you can model your design elements after and we'd likely be happy:
Notice that they are all simple to navigate, have a professional, yet 'web 2.0' look, and are 'clean,' meaning they aren't 'too busy' and they're very inviting.
Here's the web address of our primary competitor: http://www.wellhome.com...
Winning Design Required Elements:
1)Use the current logo in the header.
2)Site categories: Calculate Your Savings - Home Audit Checklist - Cost of an Audit - Energy Audit Software - Free Audit Report
3)A 1-2 sentence text snippit on the site directly below the nav-bar. Also, the last element of the website should be space for a 1-2 sentence text snippit.
4)There should be a video in the upper left and it should be integrated into the design - not squared off.
5)There should be something that directs the eye FROM the video TO the right side of the screen. This should NOT be an arrow, but something more subtle, like a triangle, plant, etc.
6)On the upper-left side of the screen, put the spiral bound booklet. (see current homepage) Below that, put boxes where visitor can enter their name, email address, phone number, address, city, state, and zip code, in that order.
7) At the bottom of the page put a twitter feed as well as a facebook feed.
8) Provide a 'full-width' page as well as a 'blog post' page.
Other elements to be included but no location is required: These could likely be incorporated on the bottom bar, as per the website, 'seethebiggerpicture.org'
1) A blog feed
2) How To Save Money On Energy Bills, The Smart Way
3) Find A Reputable & Proven Contractor
4) Find Your Home's Key Trouble Areas
5) Success Stories
6) Refer a Friend or Neighbor
7) Free Articles