We are requesting the design of 3 pages:
1) the home page,
2) a sample blog post page, and
3) a sample download page.
NOTE: We're fine with you submitting a home page only initially, and then once we have a few designers seriously in the running, we'd request to see the sample blog page and download page. Also, we plan to implement cufon so please don’t limit yourself to web safe fonts for headlines. Note: our logo uses P22 typewrite or kyle regular for the tagline. Please use at least one of these in the site (your choice).
Please refer to the .doc file which contains the content for those 3 pages and a half dozen urls of sites we'd like to emulate for the layout of blog post and download page.
More generally, off-white is our preference for the main background color. Red, Orange and/or Green are colors that appeal to us, either as a single accent color or a combination. Our absolute favorite site that we'd like to emulate is:
We love the nod to newspapers (since Citizen Kane is about a newspaper mogul), the parchment colors, and the heavy use of typography as design elements. We also like the amount of color (i.e, sparing use of accent color).
Also, this one is good:
Not in the color scheme but the way it uses real estate, a non-browser font, and the header and footer are in line with what we were envisioning.