LGBT Social Network Needs Redesign

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Project description

We have changed our design on gaybian.com to the current design about 2 weeks ago as the prior design was dark in had no colors. After asking our members, they said the site need to show rainbow colors to show the pride in gays.

So with that in mind, we added the colors to the buttons and brighten up the site. 

We still have issues though, people still think the site is just basic and missing some things that will make it stand out.

Here is one email I got from our customers on the design

It looks very old-school Geosites HTML. It's lacking shine and the unique look to set it apart from other sites. Of course this makes sense, since the site is very new. There is a good amount of room for improvement!

We got email after email saying the same thing about the current design

I want this to be improved and I want that look that people will remember.

The login to the site is

craigslist@craiglist.com
temp1234

It is your job to come up with the new design for the site. The home page, footer, header and create the layout for the 9 pages on the inside (member pages once you login) without the chat page, as that is a separate app.

Make it something creative, not basic.... make it fun. That's all!


I only need the design done and the images cut so my programmer can add them to the page and upload or just send html when done. 

You also will select the text font that will be good and the colors for the site and font.

The logo can stay or go depending on the new look of the site.

Please ask any questions you may have and I will reply each day.

Again, we want a completely different, fun design... Our members are ages 13-30 on avg.

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Comments

  • About #2 and #3 This is My Gaybian page with two different colours for the central panel; thanks :)
  • About #1 Hi Gabian, in this design I try to create a colorful layout that can fast allow you to log in or to register. In the central part, with a click you can go in "member said" (red) or "Who we are" (green) part withouth exit from the page. Tell me your impressions Thanks :)
  • Yes that is fine with me
  • Hi Gaybian a question for you: can I make the home page and if you like it let see you the others that you required? Thanks:)
  • Inside page preview, Let me know if any change
  • Hi there, no I mean a page like this, http://www.gaybian.com/mygaybian.aspx you need to login with the info in the brief
  • #12 Inside Page design, Let me know if any changes require :)
  • Hi there, I like this design, can you show me what one of the inner pages would look like?
  • About #5 Sorry, did you mean that you want all the tabs on one side like "testimonials"? I explain: -like playing cards in hand -like a diary (then not slanting) -like "testimonials" size but in different directions Thanks :)
  • good contest, will submit my design soon
  • yes do that and also I am still waiting for the change in design #5 as the login and we offer tabs are way off, they need to be lined up like the rest
  • Hi, this is a 1024 x 980 px with a border of 65 px by side. Now you have a border of 10 px by side. If you want i can extend the tabs to hold the space. Thanks :)
  • can i see # 3 without the blue border and the empty space at top with the home in it
  • Hi there, ok, I think the login box is to off. I like the way you layed out #1, if you can keep that style, it would be great. Also is this a full page view with the same border width as I have now?
  • Hi there, ok, I think the login box is to off. I like the way you layed out #1, if you can keep that style, it would be great. Also is this a full page view with the same border width as I have now?
  • Hi there, ok, I think the login box is to off. I like the way you layed out #1, if you can keep that style, it would be great. Also is this a full page view with the same border width as I have now?
  • About #1 I'm sorry but I don't understand exatly what did you mean with the stats..sorry but my english is not so good :(
  • I think on both 2, 3 the box on top with the home icon saying my gaybian is a waist of space and needs to be removed. Again, no blue border
  • Hi there, Few things, not a fan of the blue border, that needs to go. I do like the rest though. Can we have a Welcome To Gaybian as the first tab? then have the others like Who are we? Testimonials, We Offer, Login. then we will not need the login box on top. I also think on the main tab, the stats need to be put in there as it is not looking good with the extra box below
  • I need these files please MagistralC-Bold.ttf MagistralC-Bold.woff MagistralC-Bold.svg MagistralC-Bold.eot