We are a small community newspaper and looking to build an online presence. We're currently using the Props publishing script ([url removed, login to view]) which we'd like to stay with.
What we are looking for is someone to design the layout of the page templates advertising positioning (just place holders for size and we will source the advertising to those specs) and the CSS codes.
We would like the pages to have a easy feel/flow to them, an uncluttered appearance while making most effective use of available space for advertising banners.
There would initially be 1 home template and 4 section templates, plus 1 story template for each section.
Thoughts are for the lead article on the home page to comprise of simply a large photo then have it partly covered by a semi-transparent overlay box containing the story heading and lead paragraph. As the pages are dynamically generated, the layout of the this template needs to make allowances for the photo being either landscap or portrait orientation.
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