The website we are creating is an online portal for a very specific niche market: all people in a specific province, and all who want to come to that province. Our province, called Limburg, is a part of Belgium, and is known for it's beautiful nature, nice towns and community feeling.
We would like to build on that inherit community feeling by creating a website where everybody from Limburg can feel at home. They will be able to find what's happening in Limburg, news about individuals, blogs, pictures, videos, ...
Another part of the website will concern purely providing information. This will be targeted to the user who is searching for information. For example: the taxes of a specific town, when the library is open, ...
Yet another part will concern a Q&A site, where people can help eachother by answering their most pressing questions. The Q&A subsite will also contain a "I'm looking for" part where people can offer something to sell, or something they need to find. Only people from the Limburg will be able to offer something, as this will ensure that people can actually go and get it easily.
And much more will be included.
The requirements are to create a website design (PSD) for the front page only that is makes it accessible by a wide audience: 8 - 88. Furthermore, it needs to look inviting for people to use, and should have a fresh Web 2.0 look to it.
Attached to this contest you will find the basic layout to which you should adhere. You can however rearrange things if necessary.
Please do not focus on the textual contents as they are in Dutch. If you do require a translation, please let me know.