What do you have in mind for the style and theme of the web page?
We're looking for a stylish and sleek, yet simple and easy-on-the-eye design. Our original design got lost in translation between IPB versions, leaving us with the default look only. We're fans of light colours, but this is not a given. If you make dark colours work, we'll be happy with that.
Keep our current logo (picture below) but feel free to take liberties with the colours, to customise it to fit your design. Leave the former slogan ("Mer enn bare ball") out. Please incorporate "Ditt støtteapparat" somewhere instead.
The homepage should quickly give the visitors insight in the latest posted articles, the latest posts in the forums and the latest from our twitter feed. We ideally want the articles listed vertically, one by one, the categories (eg. "Articles", "The Staff" etc.) listed to the left and the latest posts from our forums visible from the minute you enter the site.
See the design used by the site in 2004 for inspiration (link and picture below). Clearly outdated by today's standards, but it's generally regarded as the best the site has ever had, with the latest posts from our forums incorporated at the center of the front page for a more interactive and "living" experience, and the articles listed vertically. We're not saying we simply want an updated version of that design; see it more as a guideline than strict instructions.
It is vital that the latest posts from the forums are visible from the minute you enter the site.
One spot suitable for ads/sponsors is also a requirement. Ad revenue is what keeps the site afloat, so this needs to be placed somewhere visible.
What to avoid
Overdoing it. We want something that looks nice, and that will still be useable a couple of years ahead in time. Nothing too "immature".
Not sure if it's relevant, but we use the Invision PowerBoard system.