Final art must be provided in layered PSD format (Illustrator is not preferred). All artwork must be original and any fonts or images that would require purchase on our behalf needs to be declared with each submission.
We would like to see a variety of design direction ranging from the following descriptive words:
- Clean, corporate, bright
- Sleak, textured, dark
Stay away from grunge or collage based designs. All designs should be modern looking and leverage the topic (3D) as much as possible in various design elements. Extra points for creative use of subtle lighting or integration of "3D" elements into the general look and feel.
The dimensions of the design should fit within 1024x768 resolution and can exceed 800x600.
Leave room for a flash piece in the header/masthead area of the homepage.
Navigation / Information Architecture - Possible multiple menu system to separate content (ie. main menu and info menu) Both horizontal and vertical orientation are welcome. Menus could be broken down into two general categories: About the Product (overview, features, tutorials, etc) and General Information/Community (press, contact, message board, etc).
Specific Callouts / Topics (for homepage and/or innerpages)
- Directly target each of the 3 main audiences listed above
- Download the Demo
- Join Community
Reference Sites / Competition The following sites demonstrate the caliber of design expected and set the standard for our future site.