LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT US:
QualitySolicitors.com is a network of lawyers across the UK. The lawyers have been chosen by the public as being the absolute best, most customer service focused lawyers around. It is the public's feedback the determines whether or not a law firm can remain in the network.
So, when people need a lawyer, rather than look through directories or browse the internet, they come to us. The either call us or they complete our webform and we then contact them and connect them to the most suitable QualitySolicitors.com member law firm.
HERE IS WHAT WE NEED:
We have an existing website that we would like to give a design overhaul. The site is qualitysolicitors.com. We want to de-clutter, web 2.0, simplifyy and stylise it! The only necessity is retaining a description about us (i.e. "the best lawyers - chosen by you" and the text the follows, which will change actually in content but that's not really important right now!), a web-form which should be as accessible as possible (but also needs redesigning), a clear phone number and our logo (which itself can't be re-designed as it is too deeply part of all our material). The colours - black, "pink" and white should remain the base colours. Other than that - all is up for grabs!
I'd be inclined to included some icons in place of the purely text navigation, given the absence of photos, and unclutter lots of the stuff making it clearer and more engaging visually. I'd like to see a re-design (consistent across the pages of course) for the following pages:
Why use us
Guides, articles and news and
An example page containing one of the news stories eg: http://www.qualitysolicitors.com/a7-guid...
Every page should contain the webform.
The navigation can be played with in terms of where it is, how it is accessed etc. but the basic site map ought to remain the same.
OUR TARGET AUDIENCE IS:
We want the site to be more modern and fresh. We are trying to drag the (usually not fun!) process of getting a lawyer into the 21st century.
WE LIKE THESE DESIGNS:
Crowdspring (!), behance.com, played around with this on wordle which looks quite cool: http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/1213620/... - quite like the general "W" hotel style. Basically we want the site to look more web 2.0 than it does at present whilst retaining the colours and logo and basic site map structure. General want it to be simple and functional but in a really visually attractive way!
WE ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE (or we don't want to see) THIS IN OUR DESIGN:
See above. Webform and phone no on every page and retention of the existing logo.
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