Cobalt Coal Corporation
What do you do?
Cobalt mines underground coal and is also the starring company of the new Spike TV series called COAL.
Do you have a desired website screen size?
MONITOR RESOLUTION CONSIDERATIONS
The GUI should be designed to fit on a 1024px wide screen (working width is about 980+/- pixels).
The site will need to fit on a 1024x768 monitor. Height is not critical, however it is expected the design should accommodate vertical scaling/liquid growth as the client adds content - increasing the perceived height of the design.
How many pages (maximum of 5) do you need designed?
We need a home page and a single sub-page submitted as the final winning package. Only homepage designs are to be submitted for considereation. The winning designer will then create a subpage based on the homepage design.
What is your industry?
Coal and retail sales of products related to the TV show COAL.
Describe the target audience for your website design
Cobalt Coal will be providing both normal business operations and fan based engagements via their new web site. The two delineated sections of the site will showcase the clients mining operations as well as provide engaging information and features to attract and retain viewers of the Spike TV series called COAL.
Nominal business centric information and features for regular content will be created. Also, the jobs and employment section will highlight available openings and provide a robust online employment application. Standard pages for the resulting content will encompass approximately 80% of the web site.
Additional focus will be target viewers of the Spike TV series COAL and provide a membership process in which viewers can sign up for newsletters, emails, and shopping privileges. The data collected from the membership base will also build interest and utilization of product sales.
Product sales will encompass various items for sale via the web site. Items for sale will be produced in a list format with a drill down process for product details that will include price, photos, description and additional information as needed or directed by the client.
What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your website design
Environmentally friendly, shop for products, investors
How is your company different from your competitors?
Cobalt Coal is the only coal company that is part of the TV series.
Style and Concept
What website design styles do you like?
The client wishes the site to provide an adventurous and progressive interface.
The artist should be as creative as possible while maintaining a industrial yet environmentally friendly type of interface. The GUI shall be clean, robust, and conservative in nature. Presentation of the natural surroundings should be accented in the design.
What colors do you want to see in your website design?
COLOR / THEMEING
Color Suggestions: Base the site colors on building trust and enticing the site user to peruse the site without eyestrain. Blues, blacks, and shades of brown and gray should be predominating.
What colors do you NOT want to see in your website design?
as long as colors are used correctly, no limits on use of colors
What adjectives should best describe your website design?
industrial, progressive, natural, green, high tech,
What content must be included in the website design?
see attached docs
Do you have additional requirements or links you want to share?
www.beckleysanitaryboard.org is a prime example of using nature to highlight being environmentally friendly.
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