YourPersonalPainters.com Website

YourPersonalPainters.com Website

Overview

The Requirements

Home Page

Category Page

Photo Gallery/Slide Show/Carousel

Blog Section

Style Notes

A Note from the Owner

Color Palette

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Wordpress Compatible Website Design

Some photos we like

Overview

I need a design for a Wordpress-driven website that is used for advertising a painting company.

The website needs three pages designed.  

  1. Home Page
  2. Category blog page with photo gallery.

The site will primarily used by the owner to describe her painting process, and to display hi-res photographs.  The owners will be using the site while sitting with the client, talking about the photos, but also advertising their services via the site.

The Requirements

Home Page

A home page.  Accessible at http://www.yourpersonalpainters.com.   See the Style notes for some tips on colors and descriptions of what we want.

Category Page

Each category will have a main page which should be editable like a blog.  The owner will edit the category home page from time to time, uploading new articles and photos.  A simple blog-style page here is ideal, so that the owner can upload images and write copy and post articles from time-to-time.  

Photo Gallery/Slide Show/Carousel

Each category page should provide access to a photo-gallery showing the images in that category.  The owner must be able to upload new images and add the photos to the category photo-gallery.  We are looking for a carousel or filmstrip control allowing the user to scroll through the images in the category.

I’m open to designs where we can use freely available photo-gallery plugs in like this one http://www.cabel.name/2008/02/fancyzoom-10.html to do cool zoom effects and whatnot.  It’s okay if the user has to click through images, but a timed slideshow would be cool too.  We’re open on the photo gallery controls but we like the wireframe design.  

Blog Section

Each category page will have a blog section at the bottom where the owner can submit new articles and include images.  That page can scroll down for the user to read the articles.  It should sit below the image carousel so the user can just hit the category page and browse images without reading.

Request a Quote Page

I also need a Request a Quote page, but I can take care of creating this page if I’m provided a template I can reuse with Wordpress.  The Request a Quote page can be the same as a category home page.  I’ll use Wordpress to manage the content on that page.  Mocking up a quick Quote Page will earn you bonus points for the win, but it’s not a hard requirement so I’m not choosing the “3 Pages” price.

Style Notes

A Note from the Owner

One of the main focus of the company is to renew beautiful but aging homes to their original, pristine condition.  Another is to modernize interior spaces with new colors and color schemes.   The website design should visually convey similar ideas.  The owner likes the following adjectives to describe the aesthetic she wants:

  1. Architectural (Clean, linear, visually graphic- clever use of photographic images)
  2. Modern (Recent in style, contemporary, urban, edgy yet mainstream)
  3. Harmonious use of colors (impact- use of black & white against the 3 colors, contrast, unified whole)

Of all those, architectural is the most important.  

Color Palette

The page design should incorporate the following colors.

  1. 82-0-0 (Burgundy)
  2. 156-37-0 (Red)
  3. 216-72-0 (Orange)
  4. Neutrals in black, grey and white

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Wordpress Compatible Website Design

The website will be hosted on a Wordpress server.  The design should be easily incorporated into a Wordpress template.  The category home pages needed to be easily added to and editing using Wordpress blogging software.  

Some photos we like