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# PayRail Design

I'm looking for a web designer who is comfortable with HTML production. Better yet, a designer who's familiar with Zurb's Foundation[1] frontend framework, and who can mark up their designs in-place in a Rails app using Haml and Sass.


I'm a Rails developer building a small web app to help groups manage their membership lists. With another developer's help I've got a prototype of the app, and now I need a designer to convert a handful of unstyled pages into well-designed markup.

We're using Zurb's Foundation framework, and I'd like to continue using it with the app. Ideally, whomever I hire will be able to mark up the app's pages according to Foundation's conventions, and they'll be able to update the framework's default CSS libraries to give the site its own style.

Here's the plan:

After reviewing the heaps of applications I'll receive for this posting, I'll hire three different designers. I'll work with each one individually to produce the product outlined below, and at the end of this short-term engagement, I'll hire one of the three to continue work on the full app.

Why do it this way?

Portfolio's are great, but it's sometimes hard to know a person's working style unless you've already worked with them. That's why I want to try out several designers (even for the same task) before committing to just one.

If this intro task is completed well, there will be more work immediately. The requirements are as follows:

(This isn't a basic design project. If you're unfamiliar with Rails, Git, Haml, and Sass, you should probably find a different project.)

* After hiring you, I'll send you access to a Github repository housing a Rails app with a one-page dashboard from my app. The page will be bare of style, but it will include the actual content from the real application. In short, it's a blank slate.
* Using Zurb Foundation's guidelines, you'll update the page markup (using Haml).
* You'll also update the site's CSS (as Sass) to give it some personality. (Foundation is a bit generic by itself. How can you style the site to make it more usable and attractive? (Once hired, we'll talk about the sort of styling I'm considering, sites I like, etc.)
* The markup and design should take advantage of Foundation's built-in responsive web design (RWD).
* You should check your work into Github as it progresses.

**This is a short-term project.** I can't stress enough that this is a teaser project for more work later. I would love to find someone I could hire for this project and for other projects I've got in the queue.

VERY IMPORTANT: To separate you from the spammers, please write I AM REAL as the first line of your bid. I will delete all bids that do not start with this phrase, since most bidders never read the requirements. Thank you for being one who does.

Skills: design