Home Page: We want to have a prominent space for featured articles with a large photo, article title & short description (optional). A slider could work with for this. But it should be designed to work for just one featured article as well. Below the featured article section we want to display other recent articles, which should include a photo, title & short description. This list of recent articles may be as few as 3 or as many as 20. There needs to be room for advertising.
Category Page: The Category page will list all articles for that category. This could include a large featured article, similar to the home page. But this isn't a requirement. Also create some space for advertising.
Article Page: Article page should include a featured photo, title, author, date, short description, article content (text, photos, callouts, etc), social shares, ads, related articles, comments.
*Note: please include sidebar space (on right side of page) on all article pages and at least in some places on the home page and category pages.
Header: Logo (attached), primary nav ("Articles, Mountains, Maps, Towns, Gear, Culture, News), expandable search.
Footer: Typical footer links (about, contact, terms, privacy, etc.), newsletter sign-up, social links, copyright.
Note: See these website examples to get a better idea of what we would like to include.
This is not necessarily an all inclusive list. We are open to other ideas, so feel free to include things not on this list, if you feel like they might be a good fit for this website.