Viral Video Chart
"The Billboard Hot 100 of our generation" - Will.I.Am
Launched in 2006, Viral Video Chart is the definitive guide to viral video. Charts are syndicated to several big sites, including The Guardian, TVGuide, and CurrentTV, and it receives a significant amount of media and blogger coverage in its own right.
The site receives 1m page viewes a month from 0.25m unique users. It is ranked by Alexa as being in the top 2,000 sites for the UK and in the top 25,000 globally.
It is owned and operated by Unruly Media (http://www.unrulymedia.com), a UK company which distributes and measures viral videos for ad agencies and brands.
Viral Video Chart is used by ad agencies, viral video producers, journalists, bloggers and cool hunters. People either searching for the next big thing or looking for data on how well their own creation is doing on the web.
Audience is primarily English-speaking. Mostly UK and US.
The site needs to look up-to-date and social-media-savvy. It also needs to be highly usable, presenting data and analytics in a clear, readable way.
Optional. You can re-use the existing Viral Video Chart logo if you want, but we're not wedded to it. If your site design implies a new logo, that's fine. We're slightly more attached to the monochromatic colourways.
http://www.viralvideochart.com. The homepage is often the only page on the site that people visit. It's function is simply to show a short list of the hottest videos from the last 24 hours.
Video page. Please retain subnavigation, red 'heat' bars next to video thumbnails, sparkline graphs, all data about video.
Example: http://viralvideochart.com/youtube/…Q3d3KigPQM. This page shows the embedded video. We want you to:
* Re-design this page to hold a 16:9 instead of a 4:3 aspect ratio video player
* Improve the presentation and visualization of data and analytics
* Incorporate an ECHO comments stream in your design (http://www.js-kit.com)
* Remove the top 20 video list on this page
* Mag.ma. http://mag.ma. Video site. In private beta. Just do a Google image search for mag.ma.
* Tweetmeme. http://www.tweetmeme.com.
* Unruly Media: http://www.unrulymedia.com
* Also: Twitter, Facebook, Google Analytics
* Please show what your design will look like on a screen resolution 1280 pixels wide.
* 1 PSD for homepage
* 1 PSD for video page