We have a PHP/mysql based free classifieds website that we'd like a bundle of changes done. The site is [url removed, login to view]
When bidding please split your bid, submit a separate bid for Phase I and Phase II.
Phase I - small changes:
1. The website is not search engine friendly as the dynamic PHP does not allow google and other spiders index the correct keywords on the site. The site needs to be modified so that the user posted content is indexed as well as the free classifieds sub-pages.
2. We want to expand to other cities. On the right hand pane where we currently have all the sub-cities of Atlanta we'd like to change that to a list of cities in the US. When someone chooses a city like atlanta, los angeles, new york then a list of sub-cities or areas will appear on the right.
3. We'd like to change picture sizing. Picture resizing is too rigid in that images are distorted with just resizing. Also under certain conditions the preview of images are the same size as the full size. We will work to create 10-15 different picture scenarios but the bottom line is simply resizing the images is does not present a smooth user experience. We need to change the quality of the image to reduce file sizes instead of simply changing the dimension.
4. The website already supports user registration and ecommerce through pay advertisements. We'd like to add a premium category where we can charge access to the category. This task would entail integrating a category where the user must have permission to that portion of the website. It would also require a new payment screen where users can pay for access to the service.
PHase II: Client side browsing
We'd like to offer in addition to our listing allow the user to search other websites like [url removed, login to view] and backpage.com. The search and browse feature needs to happen from the client's web browser because craigslist and backpage do not allow scraping. A website that has created this searching is [url removed, login to view] We'd like the search tempest functionality but would also like the ability to simulate browsing when the user clicks on a category like cars the user would see listing from those categories from craigslist & backpage as well as our website.