Simo Next Generation got their new web page design by running a design contest:
*+*+* 2 Page Design for a Metal Working Company *+*+*
Check out Simo Next Generation's Web page design contest…
Who we are Main Clients: Age 25-50, Buying agents, Project Leaders, Managers/ CEOs, Professionals Direct Clients: 40% 75% Food stores: Everything from metal to put food either IN or ONTO it and everything else made of steel/ aluminuim/ Stainless Steel in a Food store: Panel, Shelf, rack column, tables etc. 25% Shoe retailers, Pharmacies, optician, jeweler, drugstore… any shop Indirect Clients: 50% Shop makers (general contractor) who plan, design and construct/ reconstruct new/ old shops and stores. According to their construction plans we build the metal products for them (for the stores and shops) Architects and Private Clients: 10% Metal products for Houses: Stairs, Handrails, Window frames etc. Main Products: Standard products: Any standard product that cannot be delivered (in time) from a Shop maker’s (General contractor) construction facility in a cheap cost foreign production facility (east Europe): Panel, Shelves, rack columns, tables Custom made products: a) Revisions of standard products in a food store for Shop makers. b) Everything anyone wants to have in metal (mainly upon their idea/ sketch/ plan). Market Position: In our greather region we are a well-known Metalworker that supplies products very fast and at a good price and we deliver our Products for the Direct Clients (and Shop makers) ALL OVER Switzerland. Other Companies do not want/ are not able to produce at our pace/ price/ quality (usually within 1 week). Firm Philosophy: 1. We can implement any (metal-)project or product a direct client has, fast but with high quality at a low price 2. We can implement any (metal-)project or product a shop maker/ designer has with high quality at a low price Unique selling point: Due to our machine park (diversity of "normal machines" and CNC-machines that are very expensive) we can build everything from simple to complex, and due to our organization and infrastructure fast and flexible at a low price. (Laser-, punch-, and bend-center. All CNC-production centers) Competitors either are too big, small, slow, expensive or cannot build "Shop Products"
- Favorite Colours: Blue, stainless steel, white, greyish.... in general rather bright website. - we like shadows, 3-d, linear styles, eye catcher (be creative) - its a modern corporate site
As the shop making market and metal industry here in general have developed to a more design / fashion and in particular professional oriented market, WE need to communicate through our channels that - we can provide the products meeting those standards - in a very short period of time - at a cheap(er) price AND - that we are not a small unprofessional one man backdoor company like "many companies out here", but a medium sized, well organized, professionally managed enterprise!!!!! Products: We already do communicate that we are a professional, flexible and fast company (but new possible clients cannot see that in our Logo/ homepage) www.simo.ch Current Logo and Homepage: we do not communicate anything NEW LOGO/ HOMEPAGE: we are a professional, flexible and fast company that can produce "anything mentioned above" at a cheap/ fair price. THE WEBSITE IN GENERAL: We want a CORPORATE HOMEPAGE that shows what was described above. We want to have a 21 century Website, unlike "all" the rest of our competitors who have outdated online appearance. So the pages should be clean/ neat/ clear/ well structured/ logic/ not beeing overloaded/ masculin not feminin/ unique/ combination of sharpness and edges but also round features/ modern but not futuristic/ bright overall and not to dark/ simple without beeing cheap/ NO 80s or 90s style/ different shadows and colour contrasts is a must. ...see pages we like...thats about what is out there...we want something not toooo far away from those in terms of structure, but definately an upgrade and improvement.... a modern version. PAGE 1: Front/ Landing page The Front page is the "home". The clients "questions" should be answered on this page. So we want to communicate here very! briefly who we are, what we do and what our products in general are. The page layout should not be completely different from the page 2, but one should notice that its not the same like the page 2. PAGE 2: Feature pages Here we should have the layout for the rest of the website. STRUCTURE: Must have: 1. the website should be like a sheet. so its not going over the whole browser-window. (see http://kind-ag.ch/) 2. a location where pictures will slide constantly in a defined timeframe while the user is on the page (should be on the top part of the page. The size should be "dominant" but informations below should be accesible without scrolling down the page (too much). It should be squared (get inspiration on www.spaeter.ch) 3. the company logo can be placed where it makes sense for you. 4. A Header at the "top-top of the page" with following links: Home, What we do, Who we are, Contact us 5. Horizontal navigation incorporated to the picture-slide-location (where it makes sense for you.) It should contain following 2 links: Shop-Making, General Metalwork (Preferebly in a "tab"-kind of style) 6. Below all that, there should be on the left a narrow part for the vertical navigation, and on the right hand the wide part for the main body. 7. The vertival navigation should have following links: Stamping, Laser-Cutting, Bending, welding 8. In The main body we will mainly describe in very short!!! sentences what we are able to do with max. 3-5 examples (small pictures): The Logic is following: We introduce our mashines (background knowledge of the mashines, specifikations, the material and what they are able to do etc ), AND what products we can make with them (3-5 pictures). The Introduction text, specifications and the pictures should be somewhat seperated. be creative. At the very bottom there should be a grid of links that we have not defined yet (3 columns with 4 links each). one should see that this is the end of the page with some additonal nice to have links in it.
You can be creative as much as you want as long as it is in the framework!!! As we dont know "precisely" how it should look like, we will try to answer questions and give guidance once we get first drafts as precise as possible. You can add some metall working/ shop making/ shop/ shop adviertisment/ people with metal etc. pics or illustrations if you want. feel free.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Web page design starts at $799.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their web page design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Simo Next Generation collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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