PeoplePerHour.com is a marketplace for freelancers based in the UK, where rated experts bid on project work. We are revamping our Home Page and thinking of introducing a nicely designed 'How it Works' panel at the top with a clear 1,2, 3, 4 step-by-step graphical representation of how our system works... we have a mock up and are interested in getting other designs ideas from talented designers. We also have some ideas from teh designers on our own site.. but want more. This is how we came to 99Designs.
4-step process must be designed very clearly so that at a snapshot the user can tell what the site is about and how it works
1. Post a project
2. Get Bids
4. Pay securely
Each one must have 3 sub-bullets and under 1 there will be a 'Get Started' button' and a 'Free Listing' Badge. The width will be the same as our website (ca 960 pixels)
Most important criterion is clarity, simplicity and elegant design