PLEASE NOTE - most entries are ignoring what we want and simnply redesigning our current site. WE WANT A MICROBLOGGING TEMPLATE, so check out the example sites listed below before submitting a design.
We are in beta development stage of a travel microblogging website, and want a fresh new design that sets our site apart.
We've already developed a location search site (with maps) for travellers to find spots they are interested in. After our initial private beta release around a month ago, we are now looking to upgrade both the application as well as the look/feel of the site, to be more of a micro-blogging site.
We have a few sites to take some examples from: obviously Twitter.com, Tumblr.com and Jaiku.com first off. But other sites like placeshout.com or revou.com are worth checking out for their incorporation of maps.
We essentially want a minimalist design with some color incorporated - the exact color scheme you use is up to you.
Note: Instead of the one submit field like on twitter/jaiku, there should be 2 as in placeshout.
Also, the search results will be shown with a round "sticker" icons on the map, which may be incorporated into the logo
- Simple, clean look
- Focus is on microblog entry form (see examples)
- Smaller search form somewhere on page, with textboxes for location and tag fields
- Maps incorporated
- Minimalist design
- Examples include: twitter, jaiku, tumblr, revou, placeshout
- Possibly round stickers incorporated somehow, as these will be used to signify location on maps
- Ill tell you if you do something I dont want - but for now Im open to anything you may toss up