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Create a new responsive design for the Hazy Moon Zen Center
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We are a Soto Zen Buddhist Temple in the lineage of the late Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi. Upholding the authentic lineage of living Zen Buddhism through committed personal practice and the opportunity to work with a genuine teacher. We conduct meditation retreats about 5 months of the year. Our audience is typically meditators looking for retreats and Zen Buddhists listening to Dharma talks.
Thank you for participating! We do like our current website design, but have had it for some time and would like to evolve or progress from what we currently have at hazymoon.com with a fresh new look that includes a responsive design. We will create a brand new WordPress theme from the winning design. (This is not going to be a child theme). We are open to exposing some wordpress features (featured posts, widgets) but don't want our site to look like a blog. A darker background has been our signature, yet it also poses an issue of not being as readable. One idea has been to keep a darker background on the homepage and use a lighter (or white) background for interior pages, however we pose this question to you as the designer. Overall, the idea is to keep our current identity yet also have a readable clean site. We are also including images that reflect who we are. Please feel free to use these in your design. (2 of the images are required - please see below) Here are some additional notes: 1. We are willing to pay for a font if you think it is the best choice. 2. We do have 2 required images that need to be on the homepage. -- the red seal. This is the file named: maezumi_seal.gif in the attachment. (required) -- the White Plum Asanga seal. File named: white_plum__Gosan_No_Kiri.gif (required) Please try to incorporate these 2 required images into the design. These are highly revered images as to what they represent. -- (optional) Chinese lettering for zen "chan.gif" image. 3. We would like to have a footer. Please retain the information in our current footer, yet incorporate into your design. 4. Please display the styles for the elements / typography: --Headers (H1,H2,H3,H4,etc) --blockquote, --HR (horizontal rule), --UL (unordered list) --OL (ordered list) --bold --italic --image alignment 5. We are looking for a responsive design. -- page 1: homepage (full desktop version 1140px - max width) -- page 2: interior page (full desktop version 1140px) -- page 3: homepage (tablet version) -- page 4: interior page (mobile version) -- page 5: homepage (mobile version) We would like to further request a tablet version of the interior page once the contest is over. 6. We would like the design to be based on a max width of 1140px. This will be the maximum scalable size yet will also be a responsive design. 7. We do not need to use the same font for our name "Hazy Moon Zen Center" on the homepage, but if you DO choose to use the same font, it is: Onyx. 8. If you use any original artwork, or an image with a rasterized font, please include the non rasterized copy as well. 9. The title of our center is: Hazy Moon Zen Center Los Angeles 10. Please add: "Koun-Ji Temple" near the title of our center.
Homepage: We feel it is important on this page to convey our identity of being a meditation retreat center. We would like a mixture of identity, content, and navigation above the fold. We would like to explore a 2 column layout on this page. (Currently we have a 3 column layout on hazymoon.com). We are open to ideas. Please use the attached pictures to convey who we are, and use some of the current homepage content to show us what you would make it look like. Inner page: We would like the content to be clearly readable. Please also feel free to use the attached images on this page within the design where you see fit. If you're daring, use the content from our dharma talks page to show us what it can look like. -- page 1: homepage (full desktop version 1140px - max width) -- page 2: interior page (full desktop version 1140px) -- page 3: homepage (tablet version) -- page 4: interior page (mobile version) -- page 5: homepage (mobile version)
What to avoid
We do not want to use any stock images or stock templates. We also would prefer a design that does not detract the reader from the content.
We have 3 people assigned to this project so be ready for feedback. Please note the images we are attaching are copyright images. No need to design anything WordPress specific. The winning design will be turned into a brand new WordPress theme (not a child theme). If you have any questions, or think we need to tweak or specify anything more clearly, please let us know. Thank you again, and good luck!
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It all began with a design brief.
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