I'm trying to modernize this humor site that was started in 2001. It allows users to create profiles uploaded content, have people comment on their content, and encourages them to get the most pages views / comments for their content.
The only thing I can say I like about the current layout is it rarely uses tables and it expands to the width of your browser. The color scheme and everything else about it is pretty ugly (I picked it out myself).
teens to mid 20 somethings
Go VERY light on the graphics. Make the design expand to fit the width of the browser.
Big graphical navigation buttons add nothing and I want to avoid them completely. Please don't add graphics unless it is functional. Keep them in a minimum.
Don't modify the navigation of the site unless REALLY feel you have something that is a bigger improvement. I feel the site is ugly, I want it transformed into something that is easy on the eyes without changing the navigation of the site. It will have to look good with a lot of thumbnails strewn about it.
In other words, feel free to change any CSS, colors, add background images, add a logo, etc. but don't change the layout unless you really have something groundbreaking or you feel something is horribly broken and needs to be changed.
The winning bid will need to show redesigns for:
funnyjunk.com - the home page
funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/ - content listing pages
funnyjunk.com/user/ouch - profile listings
funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/28901/Wikipedia/ - an actual content page
the members page/members bar - please create an account on the site and login to see the members page/options shown, and the bar at the top that lets you manage friends and message other users
Must provide the .psd's