Laying out a complicated homepage

We just started working with a graphics designer to create our new home page. So far, we’ve had some useful discussion and results. Over the next few weeks, we plan to continue to refine the look and feel of the homepage so that it is easier for our users to interact with the software. We have always found it challenging to present our technology in an “easy to use” interface; it’s complicated and requires the user to make educated decisions. We do not want to create a homepage that is overwhelming. So, we’ve been testing out a few concepts with test subjects and we’re training a quality assurance intern to help us perfect our new homepage.
Please let us know if you would like to help us complete our project. We would especially be interested in graphic designers who would be interested in volunteering a few hours to offer advice and direction.

4 Responses to “Laying out a complicated homepage”

  1. bob says:

    When I click “Create Marker”, the choices pop-up is right where I want to click-down a new marker. I think this was not so in the earlier version of StickyMap.

    Marker icon wish list:

    Professionals -> Law firm
    -> Engineering firm

    Restaurants -> [beer mug] bar / brewery
    -> [chicken – drumstick or whole] e.g. KFC, Boston Market, Chik-fil-a, or other one specializing in chicken
    -> [chain logos]

    Retail Stores -> [?] Sporting goods / outdoor equipment e.g. Sports Authority, Eastern Mountain Sports, Foot Locker
    -> [wine glass] Liquor Store / Winery-vineyard
    -> [chain logos]

    Sports -> Gym / Health spa
    ->[sailboat] marina or yacht club

    Transportation -> [simular to ‘subway’, different color] Light-rail / Street-car / Trolley
    -> [something more sleek] Monorail (Disney, Seatle, LasVegas) / People-mover (Detroit, Miami)
    -> [ship profile at dock] Ferry boat dock / Passenger Ship pier

    Tacks -> [black]
    -> [white]

    Bob, NJ

  2. Max says:

    Bob – Thanks for the comments. We’ll be addressing these issues in this blog over the next few days, so stay tuned!

  3. Isabella says:


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