Sneak Peek: ACTion Alexandria's Home Page Design

We have entered a very exciting phase of the ACTion Alexandria project. We've signed off on our homepage design!

If you've been through the website design process, you know how important, but often how tedious it can be to hammer out all of your functional requirements. "Functional Requirements" even sound tedious, don't they? But important they are, and I still wake up at 3:00 am with a gasp remembering some crucial function I've left off my list. But I digress.

During the wireframe phase, you start to get an idea of what your website pages will actually look like wireframes are more about placement than anything. They represent progress, but, let's face it, wireframes are still not very exciting.

The design comp phase is when things really get fun because you finally get to see what is just short of a working model of your project. We've been happy to work with the, well, rad, folks at RAD Campaign on the development of ACTion Alexandria, and Alex Kowal's homepage design exceeded our expectations.

While ACTion Alexandria is an online portal for community action, most of that action needs to take place offline, in the community. Alex captured that mission beautifully by incorporating the idea of a community bulletin board into the design--the kind of bulletin board you might see at St. Elmos or Mishas while picking up your morning coffee. Over all, we feel we got the community-focused design we asked for, all wrapped up in an easy-to-use, friendly, and vibrant package.

We hope you like it as much as we do.

Note: Titles, headings, and text are still not final. If only I did read Latin.

Click on the image to see it full size.

Comments

Thanks guys! That means a lot. It looks like it might be the beginning of February ;-)

ACTion site looks great - very user-friendly and interactively fun! Love the connection with a coffee shop bulletin board. Can't wait to see the site live & in action...when do you launch?

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