We would like to redesign the Piwik.org website to make it look better, more attractive, less geeky, and generally more exciting and pretty to look at.
Here are some very interesting mockups created by Marc's designer.
See my feedback in the comments; we can use these mockups as a starting point and discuss what a final website design could look like.
Here is my feedback: the blue header is best, very readable and the horizontal menu below the title seems better than below the logo. I think there are a bit too many links, I would only put the following as a start: Home, Online Demo, Contribute!, Download, Resources, Blog, Consulting.
The link to download would still say .zip and the size in MB to let users know what to expect. I think the red box is also a good thing as we're trying hard that users download the product and try it out.
The main modification would be to keep the existing Piwik logo - We haven't yet taken a decision about it and would like to keep this one for now (with the colors and without graphics).
Maybe it would be good to have a dropdown main menu. For example, Download would drop down to
Resources would drop down to
The right menu below the horizontal would have the main other links: Press Review, Download Counter, Builds archive, etc.
For technical matters, I think the ideal would be to have a Wordpress self conained theme (as is currently the case with the theme we are using) with the style modifications.
Self contained theme is only stating the obvious: that the CSS and HTML must be inside a WP theme.
For the logo, we can run a contest but I think the current logo is OK and can do for now.
This is not an existing theme but a custom made mockup for Piwik.org (just a mockup, the css/html is not written yet).
attaching latest version of the mockup taking in consideration our feedback
A couple of thoughts:
These website mockups will not be followed up but we will be working with a new designer