We Are Looking for a Web Designer!

As you can probably tell every time you load the page, Crashburn Alley dot com is in need of a facelift. Somewhere around five years ago, I shabbily customized the current design you see now but as we enter 2014 the year of our Lord, it’s time to get modern.

If you or someone you know does web design and would like a winter project, please send an email to CrashburnAlley at Gmail dot com with the subject “Web Design”. Include your name, your portfolio, what you’ll charge, and any ideas you may have in mind. You should be proficient with HTML, CSS, PHP, WordPress, and Photoshop. Once we get to talking, I’ll discuss specifics, but here are some general ideas of what I’m looking for:

  • Text-focused — we don’t have any licensing with any photo sites so picture-heavy designs are superfluous for our needs
  • Adaptability with mobile devices
  • Custom banner and logos
  • Red/white color scheme
  • Social media integration
  • Modern commenting system (threaded; upvote/downvote) that isn’t a Disqus clone
  • Room for advertisements, including text and banners

Ideally, I’d prefer to deal with freelancers rather than design firms as a way to limit costs. I will most likely not be able to respond to emails until after the weekend.

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4 comments

  1. NickFromGermantown

    December 13, 2013 09:20 AM

    Don’t be so hard on yourself. This site looks great. What’s more, it has a “flat” design before “flat” was made cool by Apple, Google, and Microsoft. I say keep it or at least don’t change too much!

  2. Andrew

    December 14, 2013 09:21 PM

    The site is pretty easy to get around, so try not to change your navigation.

    The only thing I see that really needs changing is get rid of the 3 column feel. Running at 1080p (1920×1080) the grey side columns take up more space than the center column. Even running at a lower resolution (1024×768), the grey takes up 1/3 of the space. Its just a waste of space.

  3. EricL

    December 14, 2013 11:07 PM

    I’m looking forward to a threaded comment section, because I’m a lazy fart who doesn’t want to expend the effort to try to figure out who is replying to whom.

  4. Hans Erbe

    January 07, 2014 03:51 PM

    Hey just ran across your ad on google. Are you still looking for help are revamp on your website? If you are I think the company I work for can help you and then some! Just shoot me an email in case you are.

    Have a good one, Hans.

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