The Luck Effect, http://www.luckeffect.com
This is a layout contest for a new website: http://www.luckeffect.com. The Luck Effect is a haven for lucky and unlucky stories alike, spanning all categories of life. Each story is rated and measured to predict the relative fortuity of the world.
We are targeting the casual web surfer, familiar to social sites like twitter, facebook, youtube, and others. Our demographic spans all age ranges and genders, particulary people with a sense of humor who enjoy reading about other people's fortunes (or misfortunes).
We have provided a site skeleton to show you what we are looking for:
The layout is 970 pixels wide. Please follow it closely for reference, and refer to the sections below for more information.
A - Our dynamic logo needs to be a prominent feature
B - Navigation
C - The story filters need to have a toggle on/off effect. They should be fun & creative; images are encouraged. Please show the toggled effects
D - Standard banner image space
E - Ad sense banner space
F - The category images will match the images in section C. The font needs to be widely supported, very readable, and nicely spaced-this is the main feature of our home page. Stories will have a max of 777 characters. The star rating images may be changed
G - Story pagination
H - Footer
PLEASE pay attention to detail. We don't have many pages, and the home page is the most significant. The design should support our logo, but not overwhelm it.
We are not designers, but this article contains excellent examples that we are very fond of: