Kids on Computers needs a web designer!

December 9th, 2009 in kidsoncomputers

Kids on Computers needs a new web design. If we get it soon, we have a really cool hardware donation program that System76 is willing to launch with us for Christmas. (We also have 30 computers coming from Partimus that will go to schools in Mexico!)

Thanks, everyone, who has offered to help! I think we have lots of great potential and an awesome team!

Right now the website is pretty ugly. It's just a WordPress blog that I set up:

Oldwebsite

We had a web designer that created this for us, but she doesn't have time to implement it: (The logo was designed by Yolanda Castillo.)

Kidsoncomputers

If you know of someone that could help, point them our way. (They don't have to work with this design.)

We are happy to give credit or help out with LinkedIn recommendations or recommendations with future clients. Or with thank you letters from the kids written on the first computers they've ever gotten to use!

It'd be a great Christmas present.

17 Responses to “Kids on Computers needs a web designer!”

  1. Benni says:

    What’s wrong with the blog? Looks much more professional than the proposed design imo.

  2. stormy says:

    We need a home page instead of the blog as home page. So that we can call out our mission, sponsors, activities etc.
    I’d like the blog to be featured in their some where … but I don’t think the blog should be the home page.

  3. Steven says:

    What kind of technology are you working with, and what are the expectations of behavior (how much is static, what needs to be dynamic)?
    I’m not promising anything, and I’m a much better back-end programmer than a web developer, but I don’t mind looking at what you need.

  4. Jay says:

    I would love to help. I’ve been designing WordPress themes for several years now, and have created sites such as kilobitspersecond.com, topdownjimmy.com, resounder.org, dimagi.com, and cogitohealth.com.
    You can email me at jay@lmnopdesign.com
    Would love to beef up my portfolio a little with this.

  5. devolute says:

    I don’t want to be ‘that guy’, but…
    If you swapped the comic-sans for something else it’d look a hell of a lot better.
    Sorry.

  6. DarwinSurvivor says:

    I’d recommend changing the Comic Sans and removing that teal colored rectangle. Other than that, nice job on the moc-up.

  7. Martin says:

    I can help you with the coding and programming, not so much with the design (I suck). Just drop me an email.

  8. Jay says:

    I think my last comment may have been marked as spam (I included links to previous work). I’ve been designing and developing WordPress sites for years now and would love to bulk up my portfolio a bit. You can email me at jay@lmnopdesign.com.

  9. Ruben says:

    But, it’s a kid’s website, or about kids. Nothing says kids like Comic Sans.

  10. Anonymous says:

    A constructive suggestion for replacing Comic Sans: you might try replacing it with one of the fonts from Dustismo. You can get them from http://packages.debian.org/ttf-dustin

  11. stormy says:

    Thanks, everyone, for all the suggestions and offers to help. I think I’ve contacted all of you with offers to help via email.
    Thanks, again.

  12. I may have some free time to help. I designed and developed the logo, brand and website for Qimo 4 Kids (http://www.qimo4kids.com). The site is built for adults, but uses the same theme as the kid-friendly distro.
    If you’re interested, I’m BrianJHall at GMail.
    Good luck!

  13. I’m another who likes the WordPress design more. There’s no reason a WordPress site has to be a ‘blog’ – it’s really a CMS like any other. You can certainly run a ‘website’ (rather than a ‘blog’) on it.

  14. Andy says:

    Good design is invisible (in the sense that it doesn’t stand in the way). The generic WP template is quite ok. Though it might seem a bit boring for children, it is very well done and looks neutral. The proposed replacement, I’m afraid, is much worse. It’s not too bad but it cannot bear the comparison. Too much wasted space, questionable colour scheme and.. um… the artwork…
    Most things around us are not individually painted but this does not make them less useful.
    I would leave the design as is and focus on content.
    Sorry for not providing any actual help.
    Best wishes,
    Andy

  15. If you allow me a suggestion: please, avoid using Comic Sans.

  16. Mohammad says:

    I can definitely help you with this. Feel free to email me at: mohammad@duable.com
    A selection of my works can be found at http://duable.com/mohammad

  17. stormy says:

    Thanks, Mohammad.
    We found somebody and they have redesigned the site.