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Re-Design of Popular Financial News Site Homepage

staffjam needed a new web page design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 116 designs submitted by 22 freelance designers.

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One of the designers who made it happen

Winner - GDT Design
To the next lucky website contest holder, Consider yourself fortunate if GDT Design chooses to participate in your design contest. I cannot say enough about GDT Design. He won an ultra competitive website challenge with SIX amazing and super creative finalists. I gave GDT copious, detailed notes, and he followed them to the letter, while continuing to produce elegant, crisp designs. He has no ego--meaning, he eagerly accepts feedback and corrections, and had no problem adapting his creative to fit my business needs. A desirable trait in such a talented person! I have very high standards, and GDT met or exceeded them all. GDT did a fantastic job of utilizing my logo elements and weaved them intricately throughout all the pages of my website design challenge. He also created a strong stylized aesthetic which really added character to my website. During the design process, it was clear that he did a good job reading the design brief and understood what was required of him; this meant that his initial designs were of high quality. After the job was done (he was already declared the winner of the contest), when he found out I could not afford one of the images he used, he gladly found and replaced the image with a more reasonable alternative. GDT is a nice guy, a talented artist, and a true design partner. I look forward to working with him in the future. Sincerely, Bernard Lee
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How staffjam started their web page design journey

Company name

OilPrice.com

Overview

We are looking to have a redesign of the homepage on our popular financial site: OilPrice.com. The current version can be found here: http://www.oilprice.com

I have attached a document with full details of our requirements. Could ALL designers please read this as the description here – really doesn’t tell you much and if you are to compete you will need to read the word doc.

I am open to anything at present. But it MUST show our news articles in an easy to read and uncluttered way and also promote our paid financial service and the articles and reports that are generated from this.

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

Affluent
Financial
Investors
Investment newsletter buyers
Penny stock investors
Fund managers
Energy Markets investors & Employees.
Gold, silver, precious metals
Base metals
Traders
News enthusiasts
Geopolitics
Alternative energy.
Basically anyone in Finance and Investing – from small investors to hedge funds.
Also anyone with an interest in the oil, natural gas and Alternative energy industries.

Requirements

Please see attached doc for full details.

1) Deliver the news in a friendly and uncluttered way
2) Promote our paid service next to the regular news – we will have daily content to add from our paid service.
3) Ads to promote our widgets and RSS feed
4) Free Newsletter promotion
5) You can move, change, resize the charts and anything else on the site.

For examples and other very important details please see the attached design Spec.

Number of pages

1

Page descriptions

Please See attached Spec - All details are there.

Existing website

Example websites

http://www.economist.com – Very nice clean layout – the ads above the logo seem to work quite well.

http://www.energy-business-review.com/ - The two columns work really well for news stories. And the right hand side looks quite nice – but this section will need to be more obvious. Maybe have a small logo / picture, something.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ - nice layout – I like how they have the Matt and Alex columns – maybe something similar – or maybe not.

http://mikechamberslive.com/ - Nice use of space for the articles on the left hand side. Lots of info without looking too cluttered.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ - Nice layout and use of space – very professional looking.

http://www.moneyandmarkets.com/ - Nice use of the picture and sign up box.

http://www.efinancialnews.com/ - Nice Layout of the top part.

http://www.ft.com/uk/markets - like the position of sign in and subscribe, etc... It also has quite a nice layout.

http://www.cabot.net/ - Interesting way of getting Newsletter across.

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/…n-legends/
Good for article page

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