We are looking for a website design that is clean and simple to use. We like big buttons, big fields and a web 2.0 feel. We will be using WordPress as out content management system.
Very Important: We want the website to be based off of the look and functionality of the mobile app, so both should look have the same feel and branding. All logos and mobile app mockups are attached.
We like the idea of having a slider on the homepage to establish branding. We would like to start of will at least 3 slider images. Images should help brand the site and convey our message.
There should also be a section to explain the concept to users, plus allow them to sign up or log in. Having this all on the homepage seems difficult, but you will see sites listed below that do a good job.
The main focus of this page, as well as every other page will be the search field. The search feature is the crux of this site and as such should be dominant.
We also want to include a real time update section, or Latest Activity, that will show what users are checking in at various locations. We feel foursquare does the best job of this now.
There should be room for banner ads, but there is no need to make them featured or prominent. They can exist below the fold.