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PROJECT TIMELINE: 2 weeks
I run a Joomla based website that I'm looking to redesign. The content will be virtually the same, however, i'm looking to redesign the look, feel, improve the user experience (inclusion of Site Pal, video, and an easier sitemap), while incorporating some ad space.
The site currently employs Virtuemart, Affiliate VM2.5, and PHPList as the primary components and modules. Some modifications to these components may be requested, as the project comes full circle.
I will expect the code to be fully W3/SEO compliant so that I can later take steps to optimize and refine. We will, of course, require use of the latest versions of everything available and would like to develop a relationship that can be carried forward with respect to maintenance and additional add-on projects.
Good Times Website Proposal Brief ([url removed, login to view]):
To design and build a more effective web presence for the Good Times Hong Kong website. The aims to the site are to have a more organised navigation structure, more call to action especially on the homepage and a more eye pleasing design.
Proposed navigational structure for Good Times
_ What is Good Times? (How does it work)
_ Buy Good Times
_ Current Deals
_ Where to Buy
_ Corporate Gift Options
_ Charities & NGOs
_ News & Events
_ Contact Us
The site will be fully content managed via an online administration system which will allow any persons with a user name and password to update the web site text, images and media.
Following the approved site plan we will present conceptual design ideas for consideration. When a design has been finalised the template will be built and content can be populated.
The main consideration is usability. The site must be easy to navigate, with no deeply nested or complicated navigation hierarchies. Content layout must be easy to read and understand.
It is our intention to provide a web site which is quick to load and not aimed at the high specification PC user.
The site will conform to any Good Times style guide, which must be provided before conceptual designs are presented.
The site will be built to meet the minimum W3C accessibility guidelines.
The home page will form the portal to the site, where we would aim to highlight sections of interest/ importance for the user to click. We would propose these sections to be:
_ A call to action inviting people to join the scheme
_ A feature for existing members to find a bar/ restaurant to go to.
_ A news feature, which would be regularly updated
_ Events feature
The overall site template will the main navigation elements and sub elements both detailed below.
What is Good Times?
This section will give the potential member an overview of what Good Times is and what benefits it will give them and others. On the page there will be a call to action for users to join the scheme and see current offers, hopefully encouraging them to join.
Buy Good Times
This section will be the main area of the web site, which will lead to the application form to join ‘Good Times'. This should be a well formed, eye pleasing page to give as much encouragement and confidence in the product to the user.
The call to action should be prominent at the head of the page linking to the application form.
This page will have the entire bar and restaurant deals available to the Good Times member. On the main landing page will be the hot deals of the week/ month where there is opportunity search by restaurant and area, allowing the user to focus their search.
Where to Buy
This section gives the user information about where they can buy the Good Times card throughout Hong Kong, giving the user full address information and a Google Map link. The page will have a prominent feature which will link to the
buy online form.
Corporate Gift Options
This page will invite companies to use the Good Times card as personalised gifts they can give to employees and possibly clients which acts as both a gift to charity and a good night out. The page should have a call to action form, which will invite potential clients to find out more about what is involved.
Charities & NGOs
This section is vitally important, as people will want to know who will benefit if they should buy a god times card. Each charity/ organisation should have a prominent logo and a detailed description about who they are and what they do.
It would be best to form a layout, which spaces each charity out equally instead of a long list, so they are seen as near to the top of the page as possible and the user doesn't need to scroll too far down.
News & Events
As Good Times is a charity itself, it is always good to keep an up to date news section. Here you tell people about who has benefited from Good Times, fundraising achievements, and new restaurants and bars that have joined the scheme.
Secondary links are links not part of the main navigation but still accessible on each page, perhaps at the very top of the design or at the very base. These links are important but do not directly sell the product therefore there is no need for them to be as prominent.
The site map will have every linked page on the site in one place. This allows users to get to any page quickly but also helps search engines to collate the site which will rank well with Google and Yahoo.
This page will invite people to find out more about advertising with Good Times. There should be some examples of how they can do this on the page, which will entice them to find out more.
This will form a simple page of job adverts, which will have a link to an email address so people can apply.
This page will be a mini shop, advertising the different merchandise Good Time offers and giving the user an opportunity to buy.
This page would have a simple contact form as well as important phone numbers and registered address.