This is about the home page of a website which has 9 categories.
Each category is represented with a box which shows the category title with big bold fonts in the first line and then 3 lines of description text with smaller font size.
On this page user must select a category, fill a textbox and hit the ok button. There is nothing else he can/is expecting to do.
My layout is like this
Right now user clicks a category and the clicked category box's background turns to another color so it gives the feeling is "active". Then he fills some info to the textbox and then clicks the ok button. If user clicks ok button without selecting category or filling the textbox, balloons pop-up on appropriate positions explaining and pointing that he must select a category or fill the text box.
- Categories cant broke down or reorganized, they are 9.
- Descriptive text of each category is crucial, so it must be visible. Can't have hidden text that shows on hover etc...
The layout of the categories does not satisfy me, is there another approach to show 9 categories and their descriptive text?