This is a set of pages that show the potential new BBC layout. This is the site layout:
New Rider Pages
New Rider Descriptions
New Rider Events
New Rider Instructional
New Rider Rides
Visitor Ride Descriptions
Visitor “Ride Our Best”
This was very useful. I’m curious to see if the hand-drawn nature of the pages will have any effect on the BBC board. As is probably pretty apparent, I wound up using Photoshop to combine and modify elements. I tried to keep it quick-and-dirty, though the ease of screenshots over drawing something was too hard to resist sometimes.
That being said, sitting down with a pencil and paper was very helpful for me in the initial thinking about the site. I must have done 5 or 6 attempts at the home page before things started clicking. I’m not sure if the process would have been as relaxed if I had been using Photoshop from the start. As I became more confident with where I was going, I wound up drawing less and less and using Photoshop more. At this point though, I feel like it might be a really nice thing to use these pages as the basis for a wireframe and see how navigation around the site feels.
I will be using this framework to brief the BBC board, as well as describe what’s going on with the site mechanics with the RideWithGPS developers. I’ll add to this when I get some impressions.