we need similar to wordpress theme of [url removed, login to view]
1. function similarly like [url removed, login to view]
2. frontpage: excatly [url removed, login to view] page layout
3. on top : admin can select up to 12 deals article post which will show on Today's Hottest Deals (auto scroll 3 at a time) left is ads block
4. img: [url removed, login to view] | Feature Stories section will be totally blog articles, upto 6 featured blog articles. Left side there will be latest 3 posts title. and below (more stories link.)
5. img: [url removed, login to view] | Today's Deals section will show featured Deals as sticky. upto 2 deals with image, which admin will select. admin can disable/enable the featured deals block.
now, from original site the deals are categorized by type as you can see. I dont want deals to be categorized.
it will be just deals article post+image with category showing in the post. see the picture. [url removed, login to view]
there will be a facebook like button on every posts. i will provide the design image what it should be.
the hotness will be rated by visitors. not by admin.
6. img: [url removed, login to view] | this will show yesterdays posts only. upto 10 post only. which will be from archive of that day. with a link in bottom " View all xxx of yesterday's deals " same as site: [url removed, login to view]
7. img: [url removed, login to view] | this section will have 4 column widget, but by default things here will be same as the original site. with a ads block.
8. once a user click on any deal it will go straight to the deal article details, which will be the blog post actually. excluding the shop button. other stuff is same as site.
i would suggest the bidder to see the original site first and observe it. so that you can familiarized with the website features, as this is a clone job.
lastly i would say its will be just a wordpress theme with i little bit of daily deals offer type site feature.
My budget it not more than 50usd. for this clone theme. i will provide a plain jpg design of the theme it will be or how it will look, to make the job easy for you, just few mods like facebook social plugin and twitter integration, comment feature. all same as what wordpress blog does.