We would like to have a new look to our website, we will need;
Two Designs total layered PSD files,
One design for a "splash" page where the end user can either click to continue on to the front page of our church site or to the school's site. This page should also have a few sections 2-4 for most recent announcements. This page should be more attractive, and have space for attention grabbing pictures (please feel free to use photos that you like, we will replace them with our own photography if needed).
One design for the "front page" of our website, this page should be both attractive and functional, we will probably also use this general design for the interior pages. We imagined main menus across the top and an interior page menu along the left side. A "quick links" menu is also a must.
I realize that a lot of the functionality (menus, quick-links section, interior pages etc.. ) is out of your control I just wanted to make you aware as to the direction of our site so that you can accommodate in the design.
I have hosted a previous contest on 99 designs and had great outcome, I welcome your creativity and hope for it : ) Just to give you an idea of what we are looking for we really like:
The "Mega Menus" on foodnetwork.com and the like ( http://designm.ag/inspiration/mega-menus/ )
http://www.theimmaculate.org/ not "blocky" and clean,