visit: (1. http://www.livingsocial.com 2. http://www.dealfind.com/ [their landing page]), where all you see is a background picture of Washington, DC., or that image of the lobster and a tab to select your city.
Masssa's landing page will be similar.
The background should be calming AND inviting. We want the user to be encouraged to select the city they are in (from the drop down tab). Tab is central on the landing page.
Background could be a giraffe giving a zebra a "massage", a landscape of the city of Toronto, or use the theme of Renaissance arts ... we simply want an exceptional design gets a "wow" from the user.
Our goal is to be so "wowing" in design that the user carries on to the MAIN PAGE to carry further forward.
Amongst the list of cities in the drop down tab, one option would be "Bring masssa to my city, please!" Beneath this would be the email tab, and a third tab that appears requesting the city and province of the user.
Beneath the tabs for "City" is the tab requesting for the user's email (just like how http://www.dealgetters.com has their landing page).
Once City and Email is retrieved, we transition the user to a new set of tabs (like how http://www.dealfind.com transitions from city TO email), the user will now identity if they are looking for "Erotic Massages" or "Therapeutic Massage". This produces a drop-down tab that user click for either of the mentioned option above.
To proceed to the next section, the click-on tab reads as "... Go on"
Whether Therapeutic or Erotic was selected, the layout would be the same. Image size would be a little smaller because instead of having three along the row, masssa would have five instead.
Beneath the image would be:
1. 50-character brief description of what the business does (their specialty that differs them from everyone in the industry)
2. where you see the grey heart (http://www.foodgawker.com), we'd like a heart similar to our logo next to "I fancy this". This will allow users to know how many users fancies this particular listing.
When the user is interested in contacting the business for its service, all the user has to do is click at the centre of the image where it reads, "Get Info" [visit: http://bit.ly/rwsmwc to see that its "Quick View" is what we're referring to].
The pop-up screen would contain the same image, PLUS:
1. the contact form similar to the sample here (http://bit.ly/smjYKE), including telephone number tab,
2. YOUR email
3. YOUR message (to the business)
4. verification code
5. The description that was 50 character from earlier is now expanded to its full length. Businesses gets a maximum of 250 characters.
6. Also, the business can add a total of 3 images, which the user can click on to expand just like how Juicy Couture allows for alternating of each shirt.
The heart logo and the "I fancy this" continues to appear if user has not clicked on it yet. If they have, they do not have the option to click on it again. To "fancy" anything, the user must SignUp.
[SIGN UP pop-up PAGE: is as simple as (sample of sign-up here (http://8tracks.com/) - It must be a pop-up. Info required: 1. username and password, 2. Email address, 3. City 4. A tab to opt-in to get email of new massage options].
Tabs that appears at the top of the MAIN PAGE would include (again similar to http://www.foodgawker.com):
-Latest (the most recently added)
-Popular (measured by total number of 'fancies')
-Submit (further details below)
Submit tab (this is available for masseuse who are interested in listing on masssa):
Any user who clicks here would be displayed with a pop-up page that (similar to: http://bit.ly/t4XU5G) allows them to add their business to masssa.
Contents that needs to be provided would include:
-Description (max 500 characters)
-Website ($1.00 to add)
-Select Images (1 image, free; max of 3 images - each additional is $1.00)
Businesses can choose to promote themselves with the following options:
1. Promote ad (highlight of three different colours) 7 days $1.00
2. Top Ad (guaranteed amongst top 5 ads) 7 days $1.00
Next to the Submit button would be the message of "Check your Email to confirm your Ad" [an image of a cute and sassy wink face here would be great].
A "search bar" is necessary to make finding "specifics" easier.
Total per row: 5
Total per column: 10
Cities for the drop down in Landing Page (alphabetical order, please):
Bring masssa to my City!
Some key points that should be available on the MAIN PAGE:
Q: What are the different popular type of massages?
-Thai Massage:The technique combines massage with yoga-like positions during the course of the massage (ref: http://bit.ly/qQvqA)
-Swedish Massage: Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage (ref: http://bit.ly/poM7bA)
-Stone Massage: A stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body (ref: http://bit.ly/w5a7H4)
-Shiatsu Massage: a Japanese therapy that uses pressure applied with thumbs, fingers and palms to the same energy meridians as acupressure and incorporates stretching (ref: http://bit.ly/4XSwaV)
-Deep Tissue Massage: Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia (ref: http://bit.ly/vuOYEA)
-Acupressure Massage: With acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices (http://bit.ly/54kyOI)
-Trigger Point Massage: Sometimes confused with pressure point massage, this involves deactivating trigger points that may cause local pain or refer pain and other sensations, such as headaches, in other parts of the body (ref: http://bit.ly/tao17t)
Q. What are the benefits of a massage:
-Strengthens immune system
-Help manages chronic conditions