We would like the website page size to be designed to fit perfectly in a 1280 by 800 screen (probably a tiny bit narrower to factor in the scroll bar on the right of the browser).
Our current logo is what you will see on the site now (and the file titled THN Logo.jpg). If you can use this logo as part of the new design, great. If one of the other two logos that is more like a square shape works better for the design, we are open to using one of those. Or if you have an awesome design idea but none of those logos work well with it we are open to working with something completely different, so feel free to put our name on the site in the way that you think looks best with your design.
We would like there to be space for a 728 by 90 ad spot above the fold. Just like with the logo, this is not set in stone, just our preference. If you have an awesome design that doesn't work with that, we are open to going in a different direction.
The navigation bar requirements - The items starting with "Home" are the things we would like to have on the main navigation bar of the site (as you'll see in the mockup designs that were made in paintbrush). All of those will need to have some kind of drop down box or menu when a user hovers over them (with lots of options, we want to make everything one click away no matter where you are).
We are working on some ideas, as you'll see attached in the mockup designs (made in paintbrush, nothing fancy). Ideas using the existing design but making the template darker, having things hang on the top, left, and right of the screen, etc. You can work with these ideas/layout or do something totally fresh, up to you!