I will be setting up a Joomla-based website soon, and need a great template that fits with the image of my company. I've looked through many of the templates available, and can't find quite the right one for me.
These are the traits I'm looking for in my template:
It must look unique - if someone looks at it and thinks "Hey, that's a Joomla template!" I don't want it. If I can tell that it's a take off on SolarFlare or MadeYourWeb, I definitely don't want it.
I don't need a lot of modules; a top banner, about four or five nav buttons below the banner (Home, About Us, Contact Us, Our Services, etc.), and perhaps two or three content modules. This is mainly a B2C site for potential clients to visit.
My main focus is on an elegant, sleek looking site. Clean lines, elegant colors, uncluttered spaces - these are the things I need this template to have. Four main colors at most; to fit with my logo, these would be light blue, white, grey and some other complementary color if necessary.
When bidding, please submit samples of previous Joomla templates you have done. No samples = no project. Graphic mockups of your ideas will also go a long way in helping me make a decision.
CSS should be clearly commented; I want to be able to know exactly which element is which. If you use photos (not necessary) in the template design, they must be legally obtained and legally secured for my use. If you're not able to clearly prove this, either don't use a photo, or don't bid. I will send the winning provider my logo files, for use in the template, and to give you an idea of my overall corporate image.
You may add your credit to the bottom of the page with a link to your professional website, if desired.
Please note that I only need a template, and do not need any other website services. Generic proposals will be ignored. To demonstrate that you have fully understood this description, please insert the text "XYZZY" somewhere in your proposal.
Payment through GAF escrow ONLY.
Thank you, and happy bidding.
I forgot to mention that this website will be for a writing services firm - writing should be the overall theme of the project.
Also, SEO friendly design must be incorporated.