http://www.upfrontsystems.co.za, Upfront Systems
Upfront Systems creates custom open source software by using Zope, Plone and Python. The software we build makes it easier for individuals and businesses to use and handle large volumes of information. We also support and host existing Zope and Plone systems if and when required.
Our name, Upfront Systems, signifies our relationship with open source software as well as our open and honest approach with clients. We build life long relationships with our clients.
We are very visible in the open source community and our website is a very important and visible communication channel to the community at large.
We develop applications for very large enterprises and often need designs for sites - check our portfolio. A good design for our own site, could lead to many more.
Medium to large business interested in custom built content management systems and web applications. These companies would value our experience in building both scalable and usable systems.
At the same time we want to attract free thinking independent smart developers to become part of our team.
We need a simple and professional design without looking too corporate. Add a little bit of eccentricity, fun and quirkiness to the design.
The design should definitely be Web 2.0 (even though we hate buzzwords ...)
The design should accommodate developers blogging about cool things they do by means of small feed on the home page.
Please ignore the logo from our existing site and design a new logo.
Open clean design with lots of white space. Don't box in elements with too many borders.
Big bold fonts where appropriate.
Don't use abstract background patterns.
We are big fans of 37signals design and how they put their message across.