The Icon Buttons need to be business/educational type images that represent the appropriate button.
We need to update our Logo to reflect the new color scheme and your advice would be appreciated.
The site needs to have an overall warm feeling. Training and education is dry and the site needs to have an overall safe and comfortable feel. Although we are predominately women, we have a decent number of men and a younger audience.
The purpose of the static home page is to help members quickly access where they want to go and for non-members to understand what we do and why they want to become a member. Essentially this page introduces us and the remaining pages on the site.
we have gotten quite a few designs and it's getting much closer. one thing i want to be sure people remember is that this is NOT our sales page, but is the portal home.While having a beautiful site is really important, functionality from a portal perspective including navigation and site content update is very important.one of the trends I like a lot is putting a small ribbon across the top with login / registration / search / my account access at the top.the widget with the "next training event" that we show at the top, does not have to be at the top, but can be incorporated in a more elegant way.this is really important: the site portal will change every week with new content so design should assume that areas will need to be edited easily.Even though the buttons / icons need to be on the portal home so people can get around easily, we also need to have a "lastest news" area where we show what's happening inside the site.i hope this helps.