We need an amazing blog design. We are setting up a Wordpress blog where we'll share ideas, trends, tips, motivation, and stories for readers looking to give back a little more to their communities and to the world.
We will link to the blog from our website: http://www.dosomethinggreattoday.org. We want a feeling of continuity between the website and the blog, so:
- the navigation bar at the top of the screen should stay the same
- color scheme and look & feel should be consistent
- carryover or reference to graphic elements from the website would be great
We're looking for a design that matches the personality of our organization - fresh, modern, and fun, but sophisticated. We like clean, uncluttered design, but we don't want a boring off-the-shelf look.
In terms of content and layout, we tend to like blogs where the posts are to the left and the searching functions (search by topic or keyword) are to the right. We like having a full paragraph or so of the posts on the main page -- i.e., the "read more" jump should come after the first full paragraph of each post. We also like the idea of including our twitter & instagram feeds somewhere on the main page of the blog. Other than that, we're open to anything you can come up with!
Our brand guidelines are attached for reference, and our logo/identity files are attached in case you need them for your design.