***THIS IS FOR A JOOMLA TEMPLATE DESIGN AND THE FILE YOU SEND ME MUST BE A ZIP FILE THAT WILL BE INSTALLABLE VIA THE JOOMLA EXTENSION INSTALLER.
I need to start off by saying I don’t know a lot about web page design so if there is something I am unclear on or I don’t know the name of please be patient with me and ask.
Also very important! What I want below is NOT set in stone, I find that I am not that creative and I lean towards designers that can mix it up a little bit and show me something different and interesting but can still be navigated by consumers. That being said I really like the idea of the set up below as well.
I have provided two files:
#1 The Word doc is screen shots of how my Joomla template looks right now; I will be referring to items in this doc
#2 This is my new logo, won from a contest held on 99 designs
Stuff I need/want
-Color change, something that goes with my logo
-I want 2 rows of top menu buttons that I can add to or hide as needed (See first picture in doc Makeup Reviews-Test 5)
-The login can move around, stay where it is, and/or change size. If it moves around please make it so it is still easily accessible and viewable. Most of the interactive on my site will require the user to login first.
-The area in between the 2 top menus I am really open to suggestions. If a picture is used I would also like to know how to switch it out if I chose to do so later on. Please make sure you have the rights to any picture that you use.
-I would like to keep the breadcrumbs and the search tool.
-I prefer menu buttons not to be so square and plain
-I would like a footer so I can add in copyright, contact information, etc
-Colors from the main page need to transfer to all other add on pages created in the back end
-The main content of the front page will be mostly products being reviewed (see doc file-2nd picture-“Urban Decay”) as an example. However videos and or news stories can also take its place month to month.
-I would like SEO to be added to the template, please let me know if you can do this and I will give you the keywords to use
•Template packages must be installable via the Joomla! 1.5 extension installer..
•Templates must run natively in Joomla! 1.5. They must not require Legacy Mode in order to function.
•Templates must use the Joomla! sample content as-is and not require any moving/modifying of modules/content.
•Templates must be valid XHTML 1.0 and CSS.
•Templates should look and function similarly in Internet Explorer 6+, FireFox, Safari, Google Chrome and Opera.