Previously I have promoted the idea that you can have any modern design you like and a number of you have taken advantage to create beautiful sites. But still it's a design process, potentially time consuming and perhaps a little costly.
Internet4associations introduces four families of new, pre-built design themes. Each family has its own emphasis to help you tailor your site's appeal. I say family because each includes separate home and internal page designs.
These modern themes can be dropped onto your site and then customized by yourself or by us, quickly and inexpensively. All of your existing content and data is preserved. Add your logo, color scheme, text and you're done. The sample images and graphics are included royalty-free, so if you would like, you can use them. View them now on our web site.
Design 1: Breaking News Breaking News features a dashboard presentation where content is intended to be constrained with links to additional information.
Integrated into the home page are both Breaking News and an optional live Twitter feed. Also included are the login and rotating banner module which accesses the image gallery. The images will rotate automatically or can be prompted to move and each can be a link to content within (or without) the site.
Primary navigation is drop down style. There is also a utility menu. Integrated "generic" images included royalty-free for Conference, News and Membership. Two additional optional locations are provided for more images. These can be used for anything, for example paid sponsorship advertising.
Interior pages display a header graphic from page properties. They also pull forward the optional additional images from the home page. The right hand vertical subsidiary navigation contains the next level of navigation and all of the links coincident with the immediate page.
Design 2: Social Media Social Media highlights your social media connections; including an optional live Twitter feed that can be displayed on all of your interior pages.
All pages also feature a site search above the top navigation, login and a "join now" button. Ideally suited for lengthy home page copy, this design allows for content that flows down the page. The home page includes the rotating banner module and royalty-free graphic icons for navigation. Interior pages include right hand subsidiary navigation.
Design 3: Long Format Long Format is the ideal design for associations whose primary purpose for their web site is to promote their message. The long format allows you to include substantially your entire site on your home page which every visitor sees.
Included is fixed navigation (won't scroll off the top of the page) as readers follow your message. All images and navigation icon graphics are included royalty-free. Also featuring a second utility menu at the top and optional integrated Twitter feed. It provides two independent blocks of text you can control yourself.
Interior pages include a left margin subsidiary menu as well as primary and utility menus. Also included is a consistent footer with graphical links and notice information.
Design 4: Short Format Short Format features a fast hitting entirely graphic home page. No content required. This site emphasizes the rotating banner module coupled with navigational icons, streamlined login and social media links. Graphics and icons are included royalty-free. Navigation is also fixed, won't roll off the page.
Interior pages include a fixed menu which features a subsidiary menu, also fixed, presented horizontally. Each page supports a unique header image graphic inserted with content manager. Streamlined login and social media links pull through to all pages.