We want a center layout site, navigation on top, social network on the bottom and less important links. Easy navigation, clean design,
These are some other skiing sites that are out there. We want our own layouts obviously but things we like:
- Slightly complicated layout for me, something a bit easier would be better, but I like using a background image. I don't like the links in particular and the black / white colors.
http://www.onthesnow.com/ - A nice clean site overall, defniitely cleaner than skitheeast
http://www.epicski.com/ - This is also a nice clean site, i like the clean header most and organized navigation
In general I'd like to stick with the blue / white / orange color scheme I have on Alpinezone.com so we maintain our brand identity. I just need to bring the site into th 21st century with a center based layout, better navigation, bigger icons and buttons, more logical and fitted advertisement spots.
Some base requirements I have written:
Header - includes Logo and Tagline (“The Northeast Guide to Mountain Adventure”)
Social Links - to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube
IAB Standard Leaderboard Advertisement (728x90)
Navbar Menu with Drop Downs:
Would be good to include a search bar as well
I like the date on the site page, but we could do something more modern like Ski the East has.
>Site navigation same as header
>Social network links
Our site is primarily a ski site but I do want to focus on growing the mountain bike / hiking portions of the site as well. if you notice we have hiking.alpinezone.com today which has a different color scheme (Green) for hiking (same layouts).
I'm open to font selection. I definitely want to upgrade and improve spacing. Our logo is done in Decotura.