Desired Color Scheme:
Accents of Blue
Light, fast loading, fresh. Good examples: 1up.com, psu.com
Accepted File Formats:
Layered Formats (.psd or .tiff)
Layout stays pretty much the same except for... The Left Column & Main Body Column must stay the same width. BUT the Right Column needs to be 300+px wide to accommodate 300x250 ad units. Keep in mind that the 300x250 ad must have room to expand downward to fit a 300x600 ad unit.
The top leaderboard ad (728x90) must almost touch the 300x250/300x600 ad so that we are capable of running "connecting" ads. See ps3.ign.com or http://www.1up.com for perfect examples of this ad layout.
COLUMN TITLE BARSÂ
We want the column title bars to be text based not image based. So please design them to accommodate text.
Due to upcoming addition of a user registration system (for comments, etc), don't forget to make space somewhere at the top for Username/Password fields.
This is a Playstation site. Theme is blue but please keep that in mind, but we don't want an overly blue site, just accents as we have right now. Feel free to be creative with the background outside the borders.
Not required, but we are open to it.
WINNING DESIGN DELIVERY
Once the winning design is selected, the designer must generate 4 variations of the design for some sections of the site. They include the Home, News, Review and the Game pages. The only difference between all of these pages is the main body content that contains some unique elements (ex. review score table on the review page). Here are the examples of those pages:
(We value your time so you only need to make 1 design for the contest sample submissions)