Safeguard is a services provider to local government office, primarily County Clerk, Register of Deeds, and District Clerks. Our customers are becoming more tech savvy and we are working to provide solutions for them. We are a young company (less than four years) and have a young workforce. We work to bring excitement, quality and professionalism to our industry. We have a great developer but as you will see he is not a designer.
Quicklink is a new product we have sold to one of our customers.
This site will be used by land record searchers - people that search through old records and document the ownership of property, this information is then used to issue an insurance policy on the house at the time of it's sale to a new owner.
The audience is usually conservative, somewhat technology adverse but willing to change if it means their jobs get done faster and easier. Our primary client, the County Clerk, usually has a risk adverse mindset and enjoys knowing that things are safe - hence our logo and name.
The site will be used on a daily basis by the land record searchers and the people working in the county clerk's office. Once the site is deployed we do not plan on changing the overall design so your work will last for the life of the contract - 4 years - which is an eternity on the internet.
We are looking for a clean and simple design that helps the user intuitively work his way through the using the site. It should be cool but not edgy, clean but not boring, fresh (web 3.0) not old (web 1.0).
That being said the site is built on a CSS template, not sure if that matters too much and I can't reach my developer right now.
What we don't want: Lots of images of people looking at things or staring out of the page - probably no stock photo's unless you can do a great job integrating them. No long sales letter style pages or pages full of written content. Think Google's main page and you are on track clean, cool, easy to use and current. But hey, I might not know what I want, throw something new at me and blow me away with your artistic prowess and keen insight.
Some other requirements for the site:
-main entry page will require the text area, clean up the logo and text ares to look nicer.
-Use the logo provided in the psd.
-need the following page link/navigation jumps
I have uploaded the new logo as well as a quick video tour of the site. You can get an understanding of how the site is used. The video can be viewed at http://screencast.com/t/ZWE5YTA0 as well. Also, I noticed that the third page of the site has not been touched. Please include this page in your design. I have attached a screencast explaining what I mean at http://screencast.com/t/YTgxNzhk
The site is at http://www.huntquicklink.com.