The site will be built using the Drupal open source CMS framework (drupal.org) and the design needs to be created as specifically for this CMS as possible.
The design therefore needs to be flexible enough for us to apply to different types of pages or content that will be appearing on the site (e.g., blogs, articles, videos, and static pages like contact pages, case studies, etc.).
The design needs to be capable of accommodating a website that will be a fixed percentage width of the screen (for example, 80%), clean and simple and ideally around the 1000px width range although capable of still retaining it's impact at a width of 2000px or more. Please keep graphical devices to a sensible level.
For any graphical backgrounds that you employ in your design, please be aware that with the Drupal CMS, content and block columns don't always stay the same width or height (e.g. with different font sizes), so please ensure that your design provides extra area for background images to allow for that variability.
Please limit any fonts that you intend to use in the main content areas of the site and for buttons, menu links or section headings to either web-safe fonts or those available via Google Fonts or Typekit. We do not wish to have to purchase additional fonts separately in order to implement your design.
Finally, we're looking overall for a design that is graceful in all situations, in all modern browsers (IE, FireFox, Chrome, Opera, Safari) and in most devices (desktop, tablet, smartphone), so please don't push the envelope too much.
We will need the final design supplied as a layered RGB file. We would prefer that in PNG format for Fireworks but will accept a PhotoShop PSD file. Please give all the layers you use meaningful names and remove any unnecessary layers.