Travel / Vacation 1 page theme
We're working on a new product. Without getting into too much specifics, I will simply say that this product is a VERY fast way to make a "mini-website 1 page in less than 60 seconds".
For example, you would grab a bunch of photos and in less than 60 seconds you would have your own URL and those photos wrapped in a VERY elegant theme template.
You could say that this is a bit like a Tumblr account and a related Tumblr theme. If you understand that concept then I will just leave it at that and not get into more specifics. Essentially, you will be creating something very much like a "tumblr theme".
IN THIS CASE, THE THEME IS "TRAVEL / VACATION". A suitable template design to share your weekend travel photos, trip to europe etc.
We do not just want you to stick a photo as a background. We're interested in those who love detail and we've got plenty of similar work for the right person.
**** NO CODING REQUIRED - ONLY A DESIGN ****
Anyone with an internet connection who might want to make a pretty "website" in less than 60 seconds.
You will basically be making a very simple one page, one column theme that someone might use to share photos from a travel vacation.
The width of the content container would be about 680 pixels.
Like Tumblr, the "allowed' content is basically photos and text.
So, you will provide a design that obviously shows the styling for a photo block and a text block.
Here's an example of a (non-travel) theme (although I do not require the right sidebar).
See how it provides for a:
- background (background elements as you can see MAY extent out a bit past the 600-680pixel main content container)
- photo treatment border for any uploaded photos (notice how any - uploaded photo gets that nice treatment with the photo corners?)
- text styling for text only posts (notice how they use a fancy/interesting paper background for the text post?)
You may choose to use an interesting background like this for text posts: http://goo.gl/Cbhb
Please use placeholder title, text etc.
Remember, this is a 1 column theme!
Users can't go in and edit code on things like headers and footers so dont use certain photos in the header like this that aren't generic enough:
Instead, maybe images like vector passport or airmail stamps etc. Use generic images for header and footer.
The header can use custom fonts because we'll be using typekit for that but the body text entries will all rely on standard HTML system text.
Remember, this is a single column website design with no left or right sidebars.
Content (photos and text) uploaded by users will be shown in a column view so don't do crazy layouts with photos and text. It's all single column. See the attached "antiques" theme. Don't lay photos out in a grid across the page or something like that.
Go for detail! Not just a photo behind a column of text and pictures. Get inspired like this!
What do we like about that link?
- textures and attention to detail
- love that leather background :)
You will provide a layered PSD back to me at the close of the project.
If the project goes well, I'll be able to send you dozens more theme projects.
For inspiration check out some Tumblr themes or Squarespace themes etc.
Keep your travel / vacation template FUN and interesting! Go for detail. Remember, the site can only accomodate images (with your custom border treatments) and text entries. Just like Tumblr. Except users can edit the theme itself so make it look great!
We love site design that is professional and stands out. Afterall, we are the founders of Inkd.com!
Check out http://www.inkd.com and you can get a sense of the quality we're going for.
Certain URLs that we think look good that aren't necessarily related to travel or vacations but are still nice.