Friday, February 23, 2007

Design elements of national site finalized

Let the coding begin! Today, our partners handed off the creative assets to our second half partners so that the back end work can begin Monday morning. We've come a long way since the early rounds of the wireframes.

I didn't plan for Convio's consultants to be involved in the process, but after a call between one of their tech guys and our team on the ground, I realized that it would be a big perk to have Convio involved for a couple hours a week to assist with questions that may come up (we use Convio's content management system).

We are on a tight launch deadline - April 6th - so a few extra bucks to ensure that we have a smooth migration/build out is worth it to me. With all of the players involved, I wish I was smart enough to have *blogged* the project for the purpose of group communication - sure would've cut down on a lot of back and forth email.

Anyhow, our front page is complete, as with the channel page (2nd level) and story page (3rd level). The only difference to the front page below is that we brought back the blue 'subscribe' box from an earlier version and now have two subscribe opportunities on the homepage, one at the top and one at the bottom of the page. We just like having the blue box at the bottom - kind of wraps everything up - from an earlier design.

Mock-up of front page
Channel pageStory page (minus header)

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