Our website is VERY Plain at the moment since we are in the beginning stages of development. The following will be in our phase one roll out.
The design/layout/creativity needs to plan for future expansion and added content and information on the homepage as we grow.
Rotating image near the top of the page.
-The header buttons are: Research, Community, Blogs, Company. These buttons should allow for a sub menu below it to expand on these headers.
-Sign up for our newsletter.
-Follow us on twitter/Like us on Facebook. Be creative with incorporating these as it should flow well into the design.
-Featured Articles - Allow for at least 4 of these, show an image of the article, title & a small description. Shouldn't overtake design
-Featured Blogs - Allow for at least 4 of these, show an image of the article, title & a small description. Shouldn't overtake design
-Recent Activity Feed - This should be included in the website, but not in a dominant area. This would display the social users activity across the website.
-Possibly a Who we are section on the homepage, something that could start explaining our goals to the readers and allow them to direct to the about us page for more details.
-Quick compare religions/beliefs on the homepage using a drop down box to compare up to 3-4 religions.
-Creatively place 2 AD boxes somewhere within the design.